2017 ORS 455.732¹
Certification of inspectors to perform duties in building code administrative regions
  • training program recognition

(1) As used in this section, “building code administrative region” means a region established by the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services under ORS 455.042 (State building code administrative regions) for the uniform administration of the state building code.

(2) The authority of the director under ORS 455.720 (Standards and qualifications for personnel) and 455.723 (Specialized building inspectors) to specify terms, conditions and classifications for the certification of inspectors includes the authority to certify an inspector to perform inspections under multiple specialty codes or parts of a specialty code.

(3) The director may provide for an inspector who is likely to be employed within a specific building code administrative region to be certified to perform inspections throughout a building code administrative region, whether within or outside of a municipality. The director may recognize any training program certified by the director under ORS 455.723 (Specialized building inspectors) or 455.725 (Certification of personnel training programs) for purposes of certifying an inspector to perform inspections throughout a building code administrative region. This subsection does not require a municipality administering and enforcing a building inspection program under ORS 455.148 (Comprehensive municipal building inspection programs) or 455.150 (Selective municipal building inspection programs) to allow an inspector certified under this subsection who is not employed by the municipality to perform building inspections on behalf of the municipality.

(4) In determining the appropriate experience, training or other qualifications for an inspector under ORS 455.720 (Standards and qualifications for personnel) or 455.723 (Specialized building inspectors), the director shall consult with the appropriate advisory boards. The factors to be considered by the director may include, but need not be limited to:

(a) Any factors specific to, or of particular relevance to, a specialty code or to the types of buildings, structures, systems or equipment in a geographic area that are inspected under the specialty code;

(b) Staffing levels or other specific criteria for building inspection programs established by a municipality where the inspector is likely to be employed or for building inspection programs established by the director; and

(c) Any factors specific to, or of particular relevance to, the building code administrative region within which the inspector is likely to be employed.

(5) In determining the scope of certifications and qualifications for an inspector, the director may utilize field training equivalency, independent evaluations or other methods the director deems appropriate. [2013 c.110 §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).
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.