Step 1: Review the qualifications
Review the specific qualifications for each certification listed at the end of the application form. Certification qualifications
Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) verification
Every individual who performs building official duties, code inspections, or plan reviews must hold a valid OIC in addition to an Oregon code certification. The OIC can only be obtained by completing a class through the Oregon Inspector Training Program
Step 2: Apply
Fill out the Application for Certification
Don't forget to:
- Complete the work history
- Sign the applicant affidavit
- Indicate your preferred exam location
Training or work experience verification
Use the Certification Experience Verification Form
to verify your training and/or work experience. Submit one form for each employer.
Review the application checklist
to ensure all the required information is included with the application.
Submit your application
Mail or fax all completed documents in a single packet to the Building Codes Division.
The mailing address and payment instructions are listed on page one of the application.
To protect your personal information, do not email any documents to the division.
Step 3: Schedule and take the exam
After your application is received and approved, the division will mail you a letter of authorization that details how to schedule the licensing exam.
Learn more about taking exams
After the exam is completed, you will be notified by mail of the results no later than two weeks after taking the exam. If you pass the exam, your certification will be mailed to you.