2015 ORS 701.529¹
Certification and licensing requirements
  • use of title

(1) An individual may not undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to do work as a home energy assessor unless the individual is certified as a home energy assessor under ORS 701.532 (Home energy assessor certification).

(2) A business may not undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to assign home energy performance scores unless the business:

(a) Is licensed by the Construction Contractors Board under this chapter or endorsed as a residential contractor by the board under ORS 701.534 (Home energy performance score contractors); and

(b) Has an owner or an employee who is certified as a home energy assessor under ORS 701.532 (Home energy assessor certification).

(3) A person may not use the title of home energy assessor or any title that indicates or tends to indicate that the person is a home energy assessor or an assignor of home energy performance scores unless the person is certified as a home energy assessor under ORS 703.532 or is a business licensed by the board under this chapter or endorsed by the board under ORS 701.534 (Home energy performance score contractors) that has an owner or an employee who is certified as a home energy assessor under ORS 701.532 (Home energy assessor certification).

(4) A person may not use any sign, card or device that indicates or tends to indicate that the person is a home energy assessor or an assignor of home energy performance scores unless the person is certified as a home energy assessor under ORS 701.532 (Home energy assessor certification) or is a business licensed by the board under this chapter or endorsed by the board under ORS 701.534 (Home energy performance score contractors) that has an owner or an employee who is certified as a home energy assessor under ORS 701.532 (Home energy assessor certification). [2013 c.383 §4]

Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protec­tion of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inap­pli­ca­bil­i­ty of this chapter to business of construc­tion or installa­tion of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as per­sonal or real prop­erty under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; applica­tion of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 701—Construction Contractors and Contracts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors701.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 701, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano701.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.