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Training Program

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This will include notifications for all trainings offered by the Building Codes Division.

Program Facts
Scheduled Trainings (Code Change, Cross Training, OIC)
Upcoming Trainings
Helpful Tools

Program News & Updates
2014 OMSC Amendment Documents
2014 OSSC Amendment Documents
Building Official/Inspector Training Update
Newly Adopted Rules (within the last 90 days)
Program Facts

The 2013 Oregon Legislature passed a series of bills that impacted how inspectors are trained and obtain their continuing education classes. Building Codes Division (BCD) is taking a more direct role in providing both the training and continuing education of inspectors. The division created the Training Program, which is responsible for developing and providing training for Building Officials and inspectors. BCD has filed administrative rules to change the training process for inspectors. In order to assist building officials and inspectors meet the new state code-change training requirements, BCD has developed a new curriculum and is offering code-change classes for the electrical, energy, mechanical, plumbing, residential and structural codes.

Training Contacts:

Wendy McKay
Senior Training Program Specialist

John Powell
Field Training Coordinator

Dana Fischer
Training Program Support Coordinator

Scheduled Trainings and Registration Details:

To register for upcoming classes please have your building official email the following to Dana Fischer.

1. Your name
2. Your email address
3. Your phone number
4. Name of the jurisdiction
5. Training program you are requesting
6. Date of training

Code Change Classes

2014 OESC and OPSC Code Change Scheduled Classes
Half day classes for the 2014 Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC) and Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) are being offered at the dates and locations below.*

Electrical and Plumbing inspectors of all levels, including Special Electrical Inspectors (SEI) and Specialized Plumbing Inspectors (SPI) are required to attend.

Registration: Building Officials can send a list of approved persons with both their name and email address to Dana.C.Fischer@state.or.us.
Registrations will be accepted until venue is full for each location.

2014 OESC Class Calendar

2014 OPSC Class Calendar

2014 OSSC and OMSC Code Change Combined Class


Registration: Building Officials can send a list of approved persons with both their name and email address to Dana.C.Fischer@state.or.us.
Registrations will be accepted until venue is full.

2014 OSSC and OMSC Class Calendar

Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC) Class

This class is designed for those who are new to the building industry and will be working in Oregon. The class highlights roles and responsibilities of Building Officials, Inspectors and Plans Examiners.

To register for an upcoming class or to be placed on the waiting list, please email Dana Fischer, or 503-373-7509.

Thursday, September 25, 2014
8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Building Codes Division
1535 Edgewater St. NW, CR C
Salem, OR 97304

Cross Training Courses

Residential Plumbing Cross Training Course

This class is currently in session. Please email Dana Fischer to be placed on a waiting list for the next scheduled course.

Upcoming Trainings
Check here for trainings that are coming soon. Sign up to receive notifications of when trainings are scheduled and availability for registration.
2014 OESC code change - See above

2014 OPSC code change - See above

2014 ORSC code change - TBA

Structural and Mechanical combined code change class
2014 OSSC and OMSC code change - See above


Helpful Tools

Related programs
Questions about the examination process - Contact Tiffani K. Alexander or 503-373-1248.
Regional program

Completed trainings
List of completed trainings
Questions? Contact Dana.C.Fischer@state.or.us or 503-373-7509.