Inspector certifications

Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)

Generally, every individual who performs building official duties, code inspections, or plan reviews must hold a valid OIC in addition to an O​regon code certification. The OIC can only be obtained by completing a class through the Oregon Inspector Training Program​.​​

Oregon Code Certifications

Certifications renew every three years on Nov. 1; next renewal year is 2019 (then 2022, 2025, etc.).​ Learn more about each code certification through the links ​below. 

  • Boiler Inspector
    Conducts on-site boiler and pressure vessel inspections to ensure compliance with the Oregon Boiler and Pressure Vessel Specialty Code (OBPVSC).
  • Building Official (BO)
    ​Oversees a jurisdiction's administration and enforcement of the state building code.
  • Electrical Specialty Code Inspector (EI)
    Conducts on-site electrical inspections and plan reviews to ensure compliance with the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC).
  • Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner (PEF)

    Reviews and checks commercial building plans to ensure compliance with the  fire and life safety provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).

  • General Post-Earthquake Inspector (GQI)
    Conducts post-earthquake damage and habitability assessments on all structures.​
  • Limited Plumbing Inspector, Building Sewer (PIS)
    Conducts on-site plumbing inspections of building sewers from five feet outside the building to the disposal terminal or connection with a main sewer line.
  • Manufactured Structure Construction Inspector (MCI)

    ​Conducts manufactured construction inspections and plan reviews to ensure compliance with the Oregon Manufactured Dwellings Installation Specialty Code (OMDISC).

  • Mechanical Inspector A-Level (MIA)

    ​Conducts on-site inspections of commercial mechanical installations and works with contractors and engineers to ensure compliance with the Oregon Mechanical Specialty Code (OMSC).

  • Medical Gas Plumbing Inspector (MGI)

    ​Conducts on-site medical gas inspections to ensure compliance with the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC).

  • Plumbing Specialty Code Inspector (PI)
    Conducts on-site plumbing inspections and plan review to ensure compliance with the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC).​
  • Recreational Vehicle Inspector (RVI)

    ​Conducts on-site recreational vehicle construction inspections and plan reviews to ensure compliance with Oregon Revised Statute 446.185.

  • Residential Electrical Inspector (CAE)
    Conducts on-site residential electrical inspections to ensure compliance with the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).
  • Residential Plans Examiner (CAX)

    Conducts plan reviews to ensure compliance with the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).

  • Residential Plumbing Inspector (CAP)
    Conducts on-site plumbing inspections to ensure compliance with the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).
  • Residential Structural Inspector (CAS)
    Conducts on-site residential construction and mechanical installations to ensure compliance with the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC).
  • Specialized Electrical Inspector (SEI)

    Conducts electrical inspections in buildings less than 75 feet above grade in height where the building service or feeder is not more than 400 amps at less than 150 volts to ground or 200 amps at 150 volts or more ground to ensure compliance with the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC).​

  • Specialized Finals Inspector (SFI)

    Conducts final inspections of residential structural, mechanical​, plumbing, and electrical construction where previous inspections were approved or not required.

  • Specialized Plumbing Inspector (SPI)

    ​Conducts plumbing inspections on systems conveying potable water, storm, or domestic sanitary sewage in buildings less than 75 feet above grade in height where the building water service is no less than two inches in nominal interior diameter to ensure compliance with the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC).

  • Specialized Solar Photo-Voltaic Inspector (SSI)

    Conducts solar photo-voltaic inspections up to 25 Kw that follow the "prescriptive installation"​ provisions in Section 3111 of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).

  • Structural Inspector A-Level (SIA)

    ​Conducts on-site inspections of commercial building construction and works with contractors, architects, and engineers to ensure compliance with the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).​

  • Structural Plans Examiner A-Level (PEA)

    Reviews and checks commercial building plans and works with homeowners, builders, architects, and engineers to ensure compliance with the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).​

  • Third Party Limited Plan Reviewer & Inspector (SRL)

    Contracts limited to $10,000 annually with a municipality or the division to perform specialty code inspections or plan reviews; works under the authority of the designated state certified building official which​ is employed by the municipality or the division.

  • Third Party Plan Review & Inspection Business Registration (SRB)

    This registration is required for any person who engages in or performs plan reviews and specialty code inspections as a third-party business (i.e., not acting as a exclusive employee of a municipality, the division, or another registered plan review and inspection business). To learn more regarding business registration requirements, read OAR 918-090-0100​.

  • Third Party Plan Reviewer & Inspector (SRI)

    This license allows individuals to perform plan reviews or specialty code inspections for a third-party, while not directly working as an employee of a municipality or the Building Codes Division.​

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