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) ​BCD Oregon Residential Specialty Code Change
Which certifications do NOT require code change training at this time?

  • Commercial Structural (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 resgistration: To register for a code change class, select the appropriate specialty, location and date below, and then click the "register' 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 LINK
​Salem
TBA ​TBA
​Newport

TBA
​TBA
Bend

TBA
​​TBA
Medford

TBA
​​TBA
​​Pendleton
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main St,
Pendleton, OR 97801
Room - Bamboo room
Nov. 1, 1-5 p.m.
Nov. 2, 8-12 p.m.
​Coming soon

2017 Plumbing Specialty Code​ change classes

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

LOCATION DATE REGISTRATION LINK
​Salem

TBA

​TBA
​Newport

TBA
TBA
Bend

TBA
​​TBA
White City (Medford area)

TBA
TBA
​​Pendleton
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main St, 
Pendleton, OR 97801
Room - Bamboo room
Oct. 171-5 p.m.
Oct. 18, 8-12 p.m.
​Coming soon

2017 Residential Specialty Code​ change classes

Required for these certifications: CAS and CAX

LOCATION DATE REGISTRATION LINK
​Salem

TBA

​TBA

​Newport

TBA
​TBA
Bend

TBA
​​TBA
Medford

TBA
​​TBA
​​Pendleton
Pendleton Center for the Arts
214 N Main St, 

Pendleton, OR 97801

Room - Bamboo room
Oct. 10, 1-5 p.m.
Oct. 11, 8-12 p.m.
​Coming soon
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Inspector Training Program
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