Inspector training

The Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) will begin offering required code change training in October related to the adoption of the 2017 Oregon Electrical, Plumbing, and Residential Specialty codes.

Which certifications require completion of a BCD code change class at this time?

​CERTIFICATION ​REQUIRED CLASS
​​Commercial and Residential Electrical Inspectors (EI, SEI, and CAE)​ ​​BCD Oregon Electrical Specialty Code Change
​Commercial and Residential Plumbing Inspectors (PI, SPI, and CAP) ​BCD Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code Change
​Residential Structural Inspectors and Plans Examiners (CAS, CAX, and Master Builder) ​BCD Oregon Residential Specialty Code Change
Which certifications do NOT require code change training at this time?

  • Commercial Structur​al (SIA, SIB, PEA, PEB, and PEF) 
  • Commercial Mechanical (MIA, MIB) 
  • Residential Mechanical Inspectors (CAM)*
  • Specialized Finals Inspector (SFI)*
  • Specialized Solar Inspector (SSI)
*Continuing education is waived for the 2017 code change cycle

How are the classes organized? Each code change class is four hours and provides an overview of the changes in the 2017 specialty code. A class has been developed for each code – electrical, plumbing, and residential structural. The type and number of classes that you will need to complete depends on your active certifications. Individuals must attend classes in person (no training is available online). See below for dates and locations.

What is the class fee? The cost for each code change class is $125. Fees must be paid at time of registration to guarantee seating.

What credit is given for completing a BCD code change class? Completing required code change satisfies the continuing education requirement for certified building inspectors in Oregon. Only code change classes offered by BCD will satisfy the code change requirement for inspectors and plans examiners - no other classes qualify. If you do not complete the required code change for a certification, you will not be eligible to renew the certification at the end of the Oregon Inspector Certification renewal cycle. ​

Search​ the license database by name, profession, or license number ​If you need to review your specialty code certifications.​ 

Begin registration: To register for a code change class, select the appropriate specialty, location, and date below, and then click on the "registration open" link. Be sure to have your OIC number handy as you will need it to register.

2017 Electrical Specialty Code​ change classes

Required for these certifications: EI, SEI, and CAE
LOCATION DATE REGISTRATION
​Salem
Oregon State Fairgrounds
Cascade Hall
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Jan. 24, 1 to 5 p.m.

Jan. 25, 8 a.m. to noon

Feb. 14, 1 to 5 p.m.

Feb. 15, 8 a.m. to noon

Apr. 11, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Apr. 12, 8 a.m. to noon

 
​Newport

Holiday Inn Express
135 SE 32nd St.
Main Conference Rm, 1st floor
Newport, OR 97365​

Nov. 16, 1 to 5 p.m.

Nov. 17, 8 a.m. to noon
Closed - completed

 ​Closed - completed
Bend
Central Oregon Comm. College
Health Career Center, Rm 330
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

Dec. 21, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Dec. 22, 8 a.m. to noon

​Mar. 29, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Mar. 30, 8 a.m. to noon

White City (Medford area)
Rogue Community College
Table Rock Campus
Rm. 184/184A
7800 Pacific Ave.
White City, OR 97503
Dec. 6, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Dec. 7, 8 a.m. to noon
​​Pendleton
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main St. 
Pendleton, OR 97801
Location: Bamboo room
Nov. 1, 1 to 5 p.m.​

​Nov. 2, 8 a.m. to noon
Closed - completed

​Closed - completed

2017 Plumbing Specialty Code​ change classes

Required for these certifications: CAP, SPI, PI, and MGI 

LOCATION DATE REGISTRATION
​Salem
Oregon State Fairgrounds
Cascade Hall
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Jan. 23, 1 to 5 p.m.

Jan. 24, 8 a.m. to noon

​Feb. 13, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Feb. 14, 8 a.m. to noon

Apr. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.

Apr. 11, 8 a.m. to noon

 
​Newport
Holiday Inn Express
135 SE 32nd St.
Main Conference Rm, 1st floor
Newport, OR 97365
Nov. 15, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Nov. 16, 8 a.m. to noon
​Closed - completed​

Closed - completed
Bend
Central Oregon Comm. College
Health Career Center, Rm 330
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

Dec. 20, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Dec. 21, 8 a.m. to noon

Mar. 28, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Mar. 29, 8 a.m. to noon

White City (Medford area)
Rogue Community College
Table Rock Campus
Rm. 184/184A
7800 Pacific Ave.
White City, OR 97503
Dec. 5, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Dec. 6, 8 a.m. to noon
 
 
​​Pendleton
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main St. 
Pendleton, OR 97801
Location: Bamboo room
Oct. 171 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 18, 8 a.m. to noon
Closed - completed

​Closed - completed

2017 Residential Specialty Code​ change classes

Required for these certifications: CAS,CAX and Master Builder

LOCATION D​ATE REGISTRATION
​Salem
Oregon State Fairgrounds
Cascade Hall
2330 17th St. NE
Salem, OR 97301

Jan. 22, 1 to 5 p.m.

Jan. 23, 8 a.m. to noon

​Feb. 12, 1 to 5 p.m.

Feb. 13, 8 a.m. to noon

​Apr. 9, 1 to 5 p.m.

Apr. 10, 8 a.m. to noon
​Newport
Holiday Inn Express
135 SE 32nd St.
Main Conference Rm, 1st floor
Newport, OR 97365
Nov. 14, 1 to 5 p.m.

Nov. 15, 8 a.m. to noon
Closed - completed

Closed - completed
Bend
Central Oregon Comm. College
Health Career Center, Rm 330
2600 NW College Way
Bend, OR 97703

Dec. 191 to 5 p.m.

Dec. 20, 8 a.m. to noon

Mar. 27, 1 to 5 p.m.

Mar. 28, 8 a.m. to noon​

​​​​Registration open
White City (Medford area)
Rogue Community College
Table Rock Campus
Rm. 184/184A
7800 Pacific Ave.
White City, OR 97503​
Dec. 4, 1 to 5 p.m.

​Dec. 5, 8 a.m. to noon
 
 
​​Pendleton
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main St. 

Pendleton, OR 97801

Location: Bamboo room
Oct. 10, 1 to 5 p.m.

Oct. 11, 8 a.m. to noon
​Closed - completed

Closed - completed
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