The Oregon Building Codes Division (BCD) has completed all code change classes related to the adoption of the 2017 Oregon Electrical, Plumbing, and Residential Specialty codes. Classes which began in October 2017 concluded in April 2018. No other code change classes are scheduled.
Which certifications require completion of a code change class?
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
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.
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