Inspector training

​The Residential Electrical Inspector course explains the codes and processes for performing residential electrical inspections covered by the Oregon Low-rise Residential Dwelling Code. The course explains the various components of electrical installations that are verified during the inspection process. The course is taught through interactive training between the instructor and students, specific questions and assigned research, a progress review, and a final review. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued an Oregon Residential Electrical Inspector (CAE) certification.

2017 Dates
  • Begins Aug. 7; Registration closed (course full)

7:30-9:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, for 16 weeks. Note: All students must attend class in person in Salem on the first day and on the last day of the course.​​​

Building Codes Division
1535 Edgewater St. NW, CR C
Salem, OR 97304​
(or attend online via Adobe Connect)

$750 (includes certification fee)

Dennis Clark​


  • Course is limited to 30 students
  • Class is held twice a week in two-hour sessions.
  • Class will not be held on holidays and may be rescheduled during a holiday week.
  • Class may be attended online through our interactive Adobe Connect program or in person at BCD’s inspector training classroom in Salem.​​​​​​
  • Students attending class online are required to log into the classroom individually, as individual participation during class is required. This includes interacting in class discussions and answering questions posed by the instructor.
  • A student that has more than three unexcused absences will be asked to either withdraw or be unenrolled.​
  • Course work (i.e., assigned homework, progress reviews, and final reviews):
    • Course work must be submitted by the assigned due date.
    • Course work submitted after the due date will not be accepted unless an extension was requested and approved in writing. Employer-related matters will not be considered for extensions.
  • A cumulative score of 75 percent or higher for each area of course work is required.
    • ​Homework and review scores will be added together at the end of the course and must have a cumulative score of 75 percent or higher for the course to be considered complete.
  • ​Students who do not pass the class may attend additional classes and take another review.
  • 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Oregon Amendments (Table I-E​)
  • Ugly’s Electrical References
  • Electrical Black Book - Circuits, Formulae, Calculations and Electrical Tables
  • Calculator
  • Code book vendors​​​
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