2017 ORS 455.723¹
Specialized building inspectors
  • rules

(1) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services, with the advice of the appropriate advisory boards, may adopt rules establishing one or more programs to train, qualify and certify an individual as a specialized building inspector authorized to enforce portions of specialty codes. Notwithstanding ORS 455.720 (Standards and qualifications for personnel) (1) and 455.725 (Certification of personnel training programs), the rules may include, but need not be limited to, rules that establish:

(a) Work experience, training and other qualifications for program participation;

(b) Content and presentation requirements for training programs;

(c) Methods for verifying the qualification of the individual to enforce portions of specialty codes as a specialized building inspector certified under this section;

(d) The portions of various specialty codes that each program will enable a qualifying individual to enforce and any terms, conditions or classifications applicable for that enforcement; and

(e) Requirements the director believes reasonable for the administration and enforcement of this section.

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 446.250 (Duties of director), 455.630 (Enforcement), 455.720 (Standards and qualifications for personnel), 455.725 (Certification of personnel training programs), 479.530 (Definitions for ORS 479.510 to 479.945 and 479.995), 479.810 (Administration and enforcement) and 479.855 (City and county inspection and enforcement programs), the director may issue or cause to be issued a certificate as a specialized building inspector to an individual who successfully completes an approved training program and satisfies qualification verification under this section.

(3) An individual certified as a specialized building inspector under this section may conduct inspections and enforce portions of specialty codes under ORS 479.510 (Short title) to 479.945 (Restricted energy contractor’s license) and 479.950 (Minimum safety standards) and this chapter and ORS chapters 446, 447 and 693 as identified by the director. The enforcement of portions of specialty codes by a specialized building inspector is subject to any terms, conditions or classifications applicable to that enforcement established by the director by rule. [2009 c.593 §2]

(formerly 456.810 to 456.835)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Effect of municipality’s failure to employ properly certified building officials and inspectors, (1978) Vol 38, p 1923

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 455—Building Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors455.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 455, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano455.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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