Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1005 - Definitions
As used in OAR chapter 918, division 098, unless the context requires otherwise:
(1) "A-level Structures" means structures regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code that require a state fire and life safety plan review or are required to be designed by an Oregon licensed architect or engineer pursuant to ORS Chapter 671.
(2) "B-level Structures" means structures regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code that do not require a state fire and life safety plan review and are not required to be designed by an Oregon licensed architect or engineer pursuant to ORS Chapter 671.
(3) "Building Inspection Technology" means an approved curriculum meeting the requirements of OAR 918-098-1420.
(4) "Code-Change Course" means a continuing education course that addresses changes to specialty codes, code standards, interpretations and alternate methods or administrative rules addressing code.
(5) "Commercial" means structures regulated by the Oregon Structural Specialty Code.
(6) "Cross-Training Program" means a division approved residential, electrical or plumbing inspector on-the-job cross-training program and practical evaluation, established by the building official of a local jurisdiction, that meets the minimum training and education requirements established by the division.
(7) "Design" means professional, engineering or technical design of systems or components that requires computations, research or special knowledge.
(8) "Division" means the Building Codes Division.
(9) "Education Institution" is an institution accredited through a nationally recognized body and is usually governed by a local board and receives a state recognition.
(10) "Education Program" is a minimum two-year, or one-year focused building inspection technology program administered by an education institution.
(11) "International Code Council certification" means a certification issued by the International Code Council demonstrating that an individual has passed a specific International Code Council certification examination.
(12) "Nationally Recognized Certification Body" means a body or organization that provides formal recognition that a person possesses minimum knowledge of a recognized code.
(13) "High Priority Training" means periodic continuing education training identified by the division that addresses new technologies or specific problem areas identified by the division.
(14) "Oregon Code Certification" means a certification issued by the division for:
(a) Building Official;
(b) Fire and Life Safety Plans Examiner;
(c) A-Level Structural Plans Examiner;
(d) B-Level Structural Plans Examiner;
(e) Residential or One-and-Two Family Dwelling Plans Examiner;
(f) Residential or One-and-Two Family Dwelling Structural Inspector;
(g) A-Level Structural Inspector;
(h) A-Level Mechanical Inspector;
(i) B-Level Structural Inspector;
(j) B-Level Mechanical Inspector;
(k) Residential or One-and-Two Family Dwelling Mechanical Inspector;
(l) Electrical Specialty Code Inspector;
(m) Residential or One-and-Two Family Dwelling Electrical Inspector;
(n) Plumbing Specialty Code Inspector;
(o) Residential or One-and-Two Family Dwelling Plumbing Inspector;
(p) Limited Plumbing Inspector - Building Sewers;
(q) Manufactured Structure Construction Inspector;
(r) Manufactured Structure Installation Inspector; and
(s) Park and Camp Inspector.
(15) "Oregon Inspector Certification" means a certification issued by the division demonstrating that a person has passed a division-approved examination that covers Oregon laws and regulations relating to state building codes including, but not limited to, architectural barrier laws governing accessibility to buildings by disabled persons.
(16) "Practical Experience Evaluation" means a division-approved process that may include, but is not limited to field training or evaluation to determine the skill and knowledge of a person by the division for the purposes of certification.
(17) "Recognized Code" means a regulatory document enforced by one or more state or local governments that prescribes minimum standards for building materials and construction methods of buildings or structures and building service equipment including plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems.
(18) "Residential Structures" means a structure regulated by the "Low-Rise Residential Dwelling Code" as defined by ORS 455.010.
(19) "Specialized Inspector" means a person authorized to enforce all or portions of the specialty codes.
(20) "Year of Experience" means 2,000 hours of documented experience.
Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.
Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 455.715, 455.720, 455.723 & 455.732
Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 455.715, 455.720, 455.723 & 455.732
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