Inspector certifications

Scope of work

Fire and life safety plans examiners review construction plans to ensure compliance with the fire and life safety provisions of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC).

Applicable rules: OAR 918-098-1015(2)

Certification pathways

To obtain this certification you must convert a national certification​ to the Oregon code certification.

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.)​​​​​​