ORS 693.103¹
Limited specialty plumbers
  • rules
  • scope of license
  • water heater specialty

(1) The State Plumbing Board, by rule, may license limited specialty plumbers who:

(a) Demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board competency in the laws, rules, ordinances and practices relating to a plumbing specialty; and

(b) Pay the journeyman plumber application fee established by the board under ORS 693.135 (Fees).

(2) A limited specialty plumber license authorizes a person to perform work in the specific branch of the plumbing trade for which the license is issued.

(3)(a) The board shall establish a limited specialty plumber license for persons licensed under ORS 479.630 (Requirements for obtaining licenses) (12) to install and replace residential water heaters in existing plumbing designed for that purpose if the installation or replacement does not require an alteration of the existing plumbing.

(b) Qualification for a limited specialty plumber license under this subsection shall include testing and a requirement for training.

(c) This subsection does not otherwise affect the ability of persons licensed under subsection (1) of this section to make connections to water systems. [1985 c.590 §4; 1993 c.477 §1; 1995 c.715 §6; 2005 c.758 §49; 2007 c.271 §15]

Chapter 693

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Employ­ment of journeyman plumbers to construct drain and sewerage lines, (1976) Vol 37, p 1404; nonprofit community ac­tion agency using licensed plumber to make potable wa­ter connec­tions in installa­tion of solar energy devices, (1979) Vol 40, p 134

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 693—Plumbers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors693.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 693, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano693.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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