NEWS AND UPDATES
Continuing education course flexibility
Given the concerns about in-person courses during social distancing, we wanted to share an existing tool that allows approved CE courses to be taught online.
If you have been approved to provide a course in-person you may provide that course via video conferencing or other online platform without re-applying. The course being taught online must contain the same content as the approved in-person course, follow the same time estimates as the in-person course and be taught by an approved instructor.
CPR classes require in person training and cannot be taught online.
Code change class applications
The division anticipates adoption of the new Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) and Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) in April 2021. Providers who wish to offer code change courses based on the new model code may submit applications after adoption of the code, or may request approval directly to the appropriate board.
Only board approved courses will be accepted. Providers and licensees should ensure classes are approved in order to receive course credit. Only credits from approved courses and providers can be applied to a license, and providers should ensure adequate time to receive board approval before offering courses.
Get more information about the code adoption process
Oregon Electrical Specialty Code
The Electrical and Elevator Board has started the code adoption process for the new OESC, based on the 2020 National Electrical Code (NEC). The board has decided to begin accepting applications for code related and code change courses based on the 2020 NEC, taught on or after Sept. 1, 2019, for this cycle.
The 2017 OESC cycle is anticipated to conclude on April 1, 2021. All continuing education courses approved for the 2017 OESC will no longer be eligible for continuing education credit once the new OESC becomes effective.