Inspector certifications

Scope of work

Residential plans examiners conduct plan review on construction plans for one- and two-family dwellings, to​wnhouses, manufactured dwelling parks, recreational parks, organizational camps, and picnic parks. The inspector works to ensure compliance with the following codes and standards:

  • ​Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC)
  • Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards, 24 CFR 3280 and 3282
  • Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code (OMDISC)​
Applicable rules: OAR 918-098-1015(5)(b)

Certification pathways​

There are two ways to obtain this certification: enroll in the CAS division training course​ or convert a national certification. Review the following qualifications to decide which path is best for you.

Core qualifications

An individual seeking this code certification must first obtain the Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)​. In addition, one of the following must be met:

  • ​Two years of experience performing building permit inspections or plan reviews for or on behalf of a jurisdiction
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in architecture or engineering; or be a certified architect or engineer​

Individuals who do not meet one of the above qualifications may instead complete a code certification training course administered by the division. (If hired by a municipality, this requirement must be met within six months of hire.)​​​​​​​​​​​