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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES,
BUILDING CODES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 35

CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDERS

918-035-0000

Purpose and Scope

OAR chapter 918, division 35 establishes standards and procedures for approval of continuing education courses by the appropriate board or division. These rules apply to continuing education providers and instructors for purposes of gaining and maintaining approval of continuing education courses and instructors.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-035-0005

Definitions

As used in OAR chapter 918 division 035 terms are defined as established in OAR 918-030-0010.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-035-0010

Authority for Course and Instructor Approval

(1) The appropriate board or the division approves continuing education courses and instructors, subject to the standards and procedural requirements established in OAR chapter 918, division 35.

(2) The appropriate board may delegate authority for course or instructor approval to a committee or the Building Codes Division. The committee or division must report all approved courses to the appropriate board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-035-0020

Timeline for Approval; Term of Approval

(1) Application for course or instructor approval may be made at any time during the code cycle.

(2) Application for code-change course approval prior to code adoption as defined in OAR chapter 918, division 008 may be made at any time after the public notice of the 45-day comment period for the code adoption process.

(3) Courses and instructors are approved for the duration of the code-cycle and courses may be taught prior to the effective date of that code.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12

918-035-0040

Minimum Requirements for Continuing Education Course Approval

(1) Except as provided in Section (2) of this rule, all continuing education courses must meet the following minimum requirements:

(a) Course instructors must be approved by the appropriate board or the division pursuant to these rules;

(b) The minimum course length is two hours or the equivalent for online or correspondence courses;

(c) The application for course or instructor approval must designate whether the course is for general continuing education credit, code-change credit, or Oregon rule and law credit; and

(d) The course must comply with the policies and procedures established by the appropriate board or the division for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the course.

(2) Notwithstanding section (1) of this rule, the appropriate board may recognize code-development bodies or national organizations as continuing education providers without requiring them to submit specific courses to the division for approval. In approving a provider, the board will specify:

(a) The scope of the courses taught by the provider; and

(b) The type of credit to be awarded for various courses

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12

918-035-0050

Code-Change Course Content

(1) Code-change courses must cover:

(a) A national model code edition that is currently adopted in Oregon; or

(b) A national model code edition for which the division has given public notice of the 45-day comment period for proposed amendments that initiates the code adoption process.

(2) If required by rule, a code-change course may contain material on Oregon rule and law as specified in OAR 918-035-0055.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12

918-035-0055

Oregon Rule and Law Course Content

The appropriate advisory board or the division develops content requirements for Oregon rule and law courses. The content requirements must include but are not limited to the following:

(1) Permit processes and requirements;

(2) Instruction on the scope of work allowed under a given license; and

(3) The Oregon amendments to the currently adopted edition of the appropriate national model code, or the proposed Oregon amendments that are included in the notice of proposed rulemaking hearing filed with the Secretary of State as part of the code adoption process, including alternate method rulings and interpretations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12

918-035-0060

Instructor Approval

(1) Instructors may apply for approval as part of the course approval procedure or may apply for approval independent of the course approval process.

(2) Approved instructors must be qualified by training or experience to teach the subject matter of the course. Qualifications may be evidenced by:

(a) An appropriate license;

(b) A relevant degree; or

(c) Other expertise recognized by the board or the division.

(3) Applicants for instructor approval must:

(a) Apply on a division-approved form; and

(b) Submit proof of qualifications to the board or the division.

(4) Approved instructors and division staff who instruct continuing education courses shall receive continuing education credit for courses taught.

(5) Division staff teaching courses in the normal course of their duties are considered approved instructors for the purposes of these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-035-0070

Approval Procedure

(1) Applications for course approval must include:

(a) Brief description of the course;

(b) Detailed course outline, which shall include:

(A) Specific reference to the course content requirements established by the appropriate board or division; and

(B) The amount of time spent on each content area;

(c) Course objectives and learning outcomes;

(d) Provider contact information;

(e) Name or names of instructors;

(f) Instructor qualifications, unless the instructor has already been approved by the division;

(g) Number of credits requested;

(h) List or samples of all program materials;

(i) Documentation demonstrating compliance with the policies and procedures for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the course;

(j) Course prerequisites, if any; and

(k) Agreement to allow division to evaluate course and instructor.

(2) Courses qualifying for approval as code-change courses must include the code-change material specified by the appropriate board or the division under OAR 918-035-0050 for the specific license type(s).

(3) Subsequent applications for the same program may incorporate by reference all or part of the original application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-035-0080

Recording Continuing Education Credits

(1) Providers must submit a list of course attendees in a method specified by the division.

(2) Providers must document course completion and give proof of course completion to each attendee.

(3) Providers shall retain records of attendees for each course for at least 5 years from the date of the course. Providers shall provide a copy of the record to the division at the division's request.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-035-0090

Suspension or Revocation of Program or Instructor Approval

The board or the division may assess a civil penalty or take any other appropriate action including suspension or revocation of approval of a continuing education course or instructor if the provider or instructor fails to meet the requirements in this division of rules, including but not limited to:

(1) The requirement that courses be taught by an approved instructor;

(2) Failure to teach the required material or course content for the approved course;

(3) Providing inaccurate information indicating that a course or instructor has been approved; or

(4) Providing an inaccurate list of course attendees.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

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