Inspector training

The Residential Plumbing Inspector course explains the codes and processes for performing residential plumbing inspections covered by the Oregon Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code. The course addresses the various components of plumbing 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 final review. Students who successfully complete the course will be issued an Oregon Residential Plumbing Inspector (CAP) certification.​

Please note: All registrations received will automatically be placed on a wait list. Those interested should register immediately once registration is open so your application can be reviewed for consideration. Although we are aware many are waiting to take this course, seating will be limited. Those who work for an Oregon building department (county, city or state) will be considered for seating first as we have a responsibility to meet the needs of current inspection services in the state. All other registration requests will be considered in the order received. 

2017 Dates

  • Begins Monday, Feb. 5  - Registration opens Jan. 9, 2018

7:30-9:30 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, for approximately 20 weeks


Building Codes Division
1591 Edgewater St. NW, CR C
Salem, OR 97304
(or attend online via Adobe Connect)

$750​ (includes certification fee)​

Marcus Stovall
Andy Skinner​


  • 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.

inspector training logo


Sign up to receive... Email updates

Notices when this course and others open for registration.​​​​ We'll keep you updated.​