Or. Admin. R. 918-098-1570 - Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification
(1) Specialized plumbing inspectors may inspect plumbing and piping systems conveying potable water, storm, or domestic sanitary sewage in buildings less than 75 feet above grade in height as defined in the Oregon Structural Specialty Code and containing a building water service less than two inches in nominal interior diameter.
(2) A specialized plumbing inspector may not conduct inspections in new structures with plumbing or piping systems containing any of the items in (a) through (g):
(a) Installation or alteration of a medical gas and vacuum system for health care facilities;
(b) Installation or alteration of chemical drainage, waste and vent systems containing chemical agents potentially detrimental to the integrity of a plumbing system;
(c) Installation or alteration of waste water pre-treatment systems for building sewers;
(d) Installation of vacuum drainage, waste and vent systems;
(e) Installation or alteration of reclaimed water systems;
(f) Installation of a commercial booster pump system needed to maintain minimum residual water pressure in a structure supplied by a municipal source; or
(g) Food service plumbing systems.
(3) Existing structures with plumbing systems containing any of the items in 2(a) through (g) may be inspected by specialized plumbing inspectors. But specialized plumbing inspectors may not inspect any of the items in 2(a) through (g).
(4) As a condition of entering a training program, an applicant must:
(a) Hold valid Oregon Code Certification as a one- and two-family or residential plumbing inspector;
(b) Have been employed as an inspector and performed inspections as a one- and two-family or residential plumbing inspector for a minimum of one year prior to applying for Specialized Plumbing Inspector Certification.
(c) Complete a specialized plumbing inspection training program that meets the minimum requirements established by the division, consisting of:
(A) Instructional coursework; and
(B) Supervised fieldwork inspections.
(d) Pass a division-approved examination.
Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.720, 455.730 & 455.735
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