Inspector certifications

Scope of work

A manufactured structure construction inspector conducts field, dealer lot, consumer assistance, alteration, visual and manufacturing plant inspections, reviews plans, and provides technical services for manufactured dwelling manufacturers, dealers, and owners.

Applicable rules: OAR 918-098-1315

Certification pathways​

​To obtain this certification you must qualify and take the division exam.

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.)​​​

Specific qualifications

To qualify using inspection experience you must have one of the following:

  • Two years of experience as a certified building inspector or plans examiner
  • Two years of experience as a quality control inspector in a manufactured structures plant

To qualify using trade experience you must have one of the following:

  • Two years of experience as a supervisor in the building construction industry
  • Two years of experience in design work related to building construction

To qualify using education and training you must have one of the following:

  • An associate degree or its equivalent from a division-approved education program in a construction-related field
  • A one-year certificate of completion in building inspection technology from a division-approved education program and completion of 800 hours working under the supervision of a person with a minimum of three years of experience as a certified manufactured structure construction inspector or a person approved by the board

Certification pathways