2017 ORS 455.735¹
Issuance and renewal of certificates
  • fees
  • rules

(1) The Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services may issue certificates for building officials and building inspectors under ORS 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate).

(2) Any person desiring issuance of an initial certificate as a building official or inspector shall make application to the director upon such forms as the director may prescribe for such purpose and pay an application fee.

(3) If the director requires, by rule, an applicant for a particular certification to pass an examination prepared by a national organization, the applicant shall pay in addition to the fee required in subsection (2) of this section, the cost of the examination. If the director requires an applicant for certification to pass an examination administered by the Department of Consumer and Business Services, the department may charge the applicant an examination administration fee.

(4) Upon determining that the applicant is qualified under ORS 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate), the director shall issue a certificate or cause a certificate to be issued to the applicant.

(5) A certificate issued under this section shall be valid for a term established by the department by rule. An applicant for renewal of a certificate shall submit an application on a form approved by the director and pay a renewal application fee.

(6) The department may adopt rules establishing certificate renewal requirements and establishing reasonable fees under this section.

(7) The department may charge fees for participation in training programs approved or established by the department under ORS 455.220 (Surcharge on building permit fees) or 455.715 (Definitions for ORS 455.715 to 455.740) to 455.740 (Denial of certificate). [Formerly 456.825; 1991 c.201 §1; 1991 c.361 §2; 2005 c.758 §21c; 2009 c.593 §§7,8; 2013 c.110 §5]

(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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