Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0030 - Certification and License Required

(1) Except as provided in section (3) of this rule, no individual shall undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to do work as an Oregon certified home inspector without first receiving certification to do same from the agency and without being an owner or employee of a business that is licensed with the agency.
(2) Except as provided in section (3) of this rule, no business shall undertake, offer to undertake or submit a bid to do work as an Oregon certified home inspector without first becoming licensed with the agency as a residential general contractor, a residential specialty contractor, or a home inspection services contractorand without having an owner or employee who is an Oregon certified home inspector by the agency.
(3) The following persons are exempt from the requirements of this rule.
(a) Persons registered each year as a general contractor under ORS chapter 701 during the period from January 1, 1991, through August 11, 1997, as provided in section (3)(b) of chapter 814, 1997 Oregon Laws.
(b) Persons performing an energy audit or issuing a report on an energy audit.
(c) Persons performing a forensic evaluation or issuing a report on a forensic evaluation.
(d) Persons performing home performance testing or issuing a report on a home performance testing.
(e) Persons who assign home energy performance scores for residential buildings.
(4) No person, including persons covered by section (3) of this rule, shall use the title Oregon certified home inspector without receiving such certification from the agency.
(5) Certified individuals andlicensed business undertaking certified home inspections shall comply with the standards of practice for undertaking certified home inspections as prescribed in these rules.
(6) All certificates for individuals to undertake home inspections are renewable upon meeting all requirements, including continuing education, as established by ORS 701.445(4) and OAR chapter 812.
(7) Home inspection service contractors are not required to complete continuing education as required under ORS 701.082.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 812-008-0030
CCB 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-98; CCB 8-1998, f. 10-29-98, cert. ef. 11-1-98; CCB 3-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-29-99 thru 12-25-99; CCB 5-1999, f. & cert. ef. 9-10-99; CCB 7-2000, f. 6-29-00, cert. ef. 7-1-00; CCB 5-2002, f. 5-28-02, cert. ef. 6-1-02; CCB 5-2008, f. 2-29-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; CCB 17-2011, f. 12-13-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; CCB 6-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; CCB 2-2018, amend filed 03/27/2018, effective 4/1/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 670.310, 701.235, 701.350 & 701.355

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 701.081, 701.084, 701.350 & 701.355

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