2016-2019 Inspector certification renewal cycle
During the 2016-2019 inspector certification renewal cycle, several codes have been updated, requiring certification holders to attend code change classes or demonstrate their knowledge through a test for each applicable certification.
In 2017, the Oregon Residential Specialty Code (ORSC), Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC), and the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) were updated, and BCD offered code change classes across the state. Local building officials were required to ensure that staff completed required ORSC, OPSC and OESC code change courses at that time.
In October 2019, the 2019 Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) will become effective. This code changed significantly, including a new model energy code.
BCD will offer free OSSC code change classes across the state beginning in August.
BCD is also undergoing a major change in technology and will be testing its new licensing software this fall. Given the importance of the Oregon Structural Specialty Code (OSSC) code change, as well as the challenge in timing and technology, BCD has extended the certification renewal deadline to Feb. 1, 2020 and will offer renewal of Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) and specialty code certification free for all certification holders for this cycle only. In order to stay current, you must still complete an OIC acknowledgement form.
What you need to renew your certification...