Inspector certifications

Scope of work

Recreational vehicle inspectors conduct field, dealer log, repair operation, alteration, visual and manufacturing plan inspections, plan reviews, and provide other technical services for recreational vehicle manufacturers, dealers, and owners in accordance with ORS 446.185 and 446.160(1).

Applicable rules: OAR 918-098-1310(2)​

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 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
  • Two years of experience as a division-certified recreational vehicle quality assurance technician
  • Two years of code-related experience as a recreational vehicle technician

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 assurance inspector in a manufactured structure plant

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

  • An associate degree or equal 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 experience as a certified recreational vehicle inspector or a person approved by the board

An individual can also qualify using a combination of experience or education equivalent to the options above.​​​​

Certification pathways