Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1210 - Residential Plumbing Inspectors

(1) A person possessing an Oregon "One and Two Family Dwelling Plumbing Inspector" certification is considered a "Residential Plumbing Inspector" for the purpose of these rules.
(2) A person issued a residential plumbing inspector certification must also possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing residential plumbing inspections.
(3) A residential plumbing inspector may conduct inspections for plumbing work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, and where connection to the building is not a separate plumbing system; and
(a) Plumbing work on manufactured dwellings, manufactured structure accessory buildings and structures under the Oregon Manufactured Dwelling Installation Specialty Code;
(b) The provisions of OAR chapter 918, division 500;
(c) The Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standards located in 24 CFR 3280 and 3282;
(d) Plan review and inspection of manufactured dwelling parks, recreational parks, organizational camps, and picnic parks; and
(e) Any portion of a solar water heating system installation up to 180 gallons of storage tank capacity.
(4) To qualify to perform work as a residential plumbing inspector, individuals must demonstrate compliance with at least one of the following minimum experience, education, or training requirements:
(a) A valid division certification as an Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code inspector; or
(b) Completion of a training course administered by the division; or
(c) Two years of experience designing or installing plumbing systems as a journeyman plumber or its equivalent; or
(d) 2 years of experience as a plumbing inspector in another jurisdiction inspecting plumbing systems in commercial or residential structures for compliance with a recognized code for plumbing installations; or
(e) 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours education and training in mechanical engineering, which includes designing and installing plumbing systems, through a college or community college; or
(f) Valid division certification as a one and two family dwelling or residential inspector under one or more provisions of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code, and:
(A) 1 year of experience administering and enforcing another provision of the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and
(B) Confirmation by the building official of the jurisdiction that employs the applicant that the applicant has completed a one and two family dwelling or residential plumbing inspector cross-training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division.
(g) Any combination of experience designing, installing, or inspecting plumbing systems totaling 3 years.
(5) Persons certified by a nationally recognized certification body to inspect plumbing systems in commercial or residential structures according to a recognized code in plumbing installations may be granted 2 years of credit toward the experience requirements listed in subsections (4)(c) and (d) of this rule.


Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1210
BCD 8-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; BCD 38-2000, f. 12-29-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; BCD 16-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 12-31-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0220; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0220; BCD 4-2006, f. 3-31-06, cert. ef. 4-1-06; BCD 1-2010, f. 3-1-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; BCD 6-2010, f. 5-14-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10; BCD 7-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-11-11; BCD 24-2011, f. 7-26-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11; BCD 5-2014, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-14; BCD 6-2016, f. & cert. ef. 4/1/2016

Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720

Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.622

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