Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1215 - Residential Electrical Inspectors

(1) A person possessing an Oregon "One and Two Family Dwelling Electrical Inspector" certification is considered a "Residential Electrical Inspector" for the purpose of these rules.
(2) A person issued a residential electrical inspector certification must also possess a valid Oregon Inspector Certification issued under OAR 918-098-1025 prior to performing residential electrical inspections.
(3) Residential electrical inspectors may conduct inspections for electrical work regulated by the Oregon Residential Specialty Code; and
(a) Electrical 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 PV installation up to 25 Kw.
(4) To qualify to perform work as a residential electrical 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 Electrical Specialty Code inspector; or
(b) Completion of a training course administered by the division; or
(c) 2 years of experience installing electrical systems as a limited residential journeyman electrician or a general journeyman electricians license or their respective equivalents; or
(d) 2 years of experience as an electrical inspector in another jurisdiction inspecting electrical installations in commercial or residential structures for compliance with a recognized code for electrical installations; or
(e) 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours education and training in electrical engineering, which includes designing and installing electrical 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 division that an applicant has completed a one and two family dwelling or residential electrical inspector cross-training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division.
(g) Any combination of experience or education listed in subsections (c) through (e) of this section designing, installing, or inspecting electrical systems totaling 3 years.
(5) Persons certified by a nationally recognized certification body to inspect electrical installations in commercial or residential structures according to a recognized code in electrical installations may be granted 2 years of credit toward the experience requirements and may be considered as meeting some requirements of a division approved cross-training program, except the experience listed in subsections (4)(c) and (d) of this rule.


Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1215
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 918-098-0230; BCD 24-2005, f. 9-30-05, cert. ef. 10-1-05, Renumbered from 918-098-0230; 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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