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Code change classes

Code change classes related to the adoption of the 2017 Oregon Electrical, Plumbing, and Residential Structural Specialty codes will be available beginning in October.

All individuals who hold active Oregon specialty code certifications prior to the 2017 code adoption date of Oct. 1, 2017 are required to attend a code change class instructed by BCD for each active certification.

Which certifications require code change training?

Which certifications do NOT require code change training?

  • 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

Search the license database by name, profession, or license number if you need to review your specialty code certifications. If you have questions about your certifications, please email codechange.bcd@oregon.gov.

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). Classes will be held in various locations across the state.
  • Each code change class cost $125. Fees must be paid at time of registration. Students receive free copies of all presentation materials when attending the class.
  • Completing required code change satisfies the continuing education requirement for certified building inspectors in Oregon.

How do I register?

  • Individuals will need to register and pay fees online.
  • Classes will be held in various locations across the state in October 2017 through April 2018.

Registration

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