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CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS BOARD

 

DIVISION 32

HOME ENERGY ASSESSOR

812-032-0000

General Definitions

The following definitions apply to OAR 812-032-0000 to 812-032-0150:

(1) “Certificate” means the authorization issued by the board to an individual home energy assessor.

(2) “License” means the construction contractor license issued by the board under ORS 701.046 to a business offering or providing home energy performance scores, including, but not limited to, a home energy performance score contractor.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310 & 701.235
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.527–701.536
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0100

General Application Requirements

An individual must submit the following to qualify for a home energy assessor certificate:

(1) An application on a form provided by the board;

(2) Proof of passing a training program designated by the Department of Energy;

(3) If applicable, the CCB license number of the business owned by or employing the applicant; and

(4) The fee established in OAR 812-032-0150.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.527–701.536
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0110

Certificate Issuance

(1) The effective date of the certificate will be the date that the applicant meets all board requirements, including paying the fee required under OAR 812-032-0150.

(2) A unique number will be assigned to each certificate.

(3) If the board issues a certificate, it will mail the certificate to the applicant.

(4) If the board denies a certificate, it will state, in writing, the reasons for denial.

(5) A certificate shall be non-transferable.

(6) A certificate shall be effective for one year from the date of issue.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0120

Requirements for Certificate Renewal

A certified home energy assessor shall submit the following to the board for renewal of the home energy assessor’s certificate:

(1) Renewal application information as required by the board;

(2) If applicable the CCB license number of the business owned by or employing the applicant; and

(3) The fee established in OAR 812-032-0150.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0123

Certificate Cards

(1) The agency shall issue a certificate and pocket card effective on the date on which the certificate becomes effective under OAR 812-032-0110 or 812-032-0120.

(2) A certificate and pocket card is valid for the term for which it is issued.

(3) If a certificate becomes invalid, the agency may require the return of the certificate and pocket card.

(4) There is no charge for the original certificate and pocket card issued by the agency.

(5) There is a $10 fee to replace a certificate and pocket card.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0130

Certificate Renewal — Effective Date; Effect of Lapse

(1) A renewed certificate shall be effective on the day following the expiration date for which the renewal is sought if the certified home energy assessor fulfills all of the requirements in OAR 812-032-0120 on or before the expiration date.

(2) Except as provided in subsection (4), if a certified home energy assessor fails to fulfill all of the requirements in OAR 812-032-0120 on or before the expiration date, but fulfills the requirements at a future date, the renewal shall be effective on the date that all the requirements for renewal have been fulfilled. During the period from the expiration date to the effective date, the certificate is deemed to have lapsed.

(a) A home energy assessor may not offer to assign, or assign, home energy scores while the certificate is lapsed.

(b) A home energy assessor may not use the title of home energy assessor or similar other title while the certificate is lapsed.

(3) If the certificate lapses for one year or less, the applicant may renew its certification by renewing the certificate as provided for in OAR 812-032-0120.

(4) If the certificate lapses for more than one year, the applicant must apply for a new certificate as provided for in OAR 812-032-0100.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0135

Mailing and E-mail Address Changes

(1) Certified home energy assessors shall notify the board of any change in mailing or e-mail addresses while certified and for one year following the certification expiration date. Such persons must notify the board within 10 days after changing an address.

(2) No charge will be made for a mailing or e-mail address change to the board’s records.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0140

Requirement that Home Energy Assessor Own or Work for a Licensed Contractor

(1) In order to work as a home energy assessor, a certified home energy assessor must be an owner or employee of a licensed construction contractor, including, but not limited to, a home energy performance score contractor.

(2) If the board refuses to issue, refuses to reissue, suspends or revokes the contractor’s license, or if the construction contractor’ license expires or becomes inactive, the certified home energy assessor may not:

(a) Undertake, offer to assign or assign home energy performance scores; or

(b) Use the title of home energy assessor or similar other title.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

812-032-0150

Application, Renewal and Certificate Fees

(1) The application fee for a home energy assessor certificate is $100.

(2) The fee for issuance of an initial one-year certificate is $100.

(3) The fee for renewal of a one-year certificate is $100.

(4) All fees are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 670.310, 701.235 & 701.532
Stats. Implemented: ORS 701.532
Hist.: CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 3-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-14

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