Certification qualifications and training
Building Codes Division (the division) offers several inspector certification cross-training courses to meet ongoing resource challenges in the state, as well as the ongoing challenges of statewide inspector shortages. No experience is required to register.
The division accepts a series of national certifications that can be converted to an Oregon equivalent and offers a state exam for those who qualify to sit for an Oregon code certification examination. To assist with the division’s goal of ensuring new or out-of-state inspectors familiarize themselves with Oregon’s unique system, all inspectors, regardless of their training and experience, are required to complete an Oregon Inspector Certification class. This is in alignment with the state’s goal to ensure basic understanding of the Oregon system.
Only courses currently accepting students have active registration links.
Visit the course descriptions page for detailed information. The Inspector Training Program uses an electronic registration process for all courses.
When a registration is open for enrollment and has been posted below, or you have been emailed a registration link, click on the link to open the registration landing page to begin. After completing the registration, you will receive a series of automated emails regarding payment options and your status. Automated emails can take up to 24 hours to be received.
Automated emails are generated from Adobe Connect. Emails are labeled as being sent by a BCD staff member, but if you do not receive the email, check the junk or spam folder in your email system, then mark the email as safe so you receive the remaining emails.
Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) class registration
Individuals must meet one of the criteria listed on the
OIC class description page in order to qualify for registration. Please view the description. This class is a one and one-half day class typically held on the third Thursday and Friday of each month. Live attendance is required at BCD's Salem training room. Please contact training staff for additional information and to register.
Inspector certification course registration
Enrollment in residential training courses can fill up within minutes of opening. Registration links generally become active at 8:00 a.m. on registration day. Individuals who do not yet have an active OIC, will be also need to register for the next available OIC class. Visit the
OIC course description page for complete details. Training staff will contact you with OIC registration details after successful registration of a training course.
Update Registration dates periodically change, so check back for updates. Due to code adoption delays, the next session of residential inspector courses has been postponed until after April 1, 2021, and new code books are available for purchase. Please check back in March 2021 for updates on new residential courses.
Oregon Inspector Certification
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