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DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES,
BUILDING CODES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 30

GENERAL LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

918-030-0000

Purpose and Scope

OAR chapter 918, division 30 establishes the general licensing requirements and procedures for individuals and businesses licensed by the appropriate board or by Building Codes Division. These rules apply to individuals and businesses required to be licensed under provisions of ORS chapters 447.110 to 447.156, 460.005 to 460.175, 479.510 to 479.945, 480.510 to 480.670 and 693.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0010

Definitions

As used in OAR chapter 918, division 30 and division 35, terms are defined as follows unless context requires otherwise:

(1) "Applicant" means a person that applies for a license in the manner established by these rules.

(2) "Appropriate Board" means the advisory board that has authority over a particular license or licensee.

(3) "Appropriate rules" refers to the administrative rules containing specific licensing criteria that are located in OAR chapter 918 division 225, division 282, division 400, division 695 and division 780.

(4) "Code cycle" means the period from adoption of the current Oregon Specialty Code to the adoption of a new Oregon Specialty Code. Adoption refers to the base model code and does not mean amendment of the Oregon Specialty Code.

(5) "Director" means the Director of the Department of Consumer and Business Services.

(6) "Lawful work experience" means work experience in a jurisdiction that was gained in compliance with that jurisdiction's regulations. Lawful experience may include:

(a) Work experience gained while licensed for the scope and type of work performed; and

(b) Work experience gained while in the employ of a licensed employer when the employee is not required to have a license.

(7) "Person" means individuals, corporations, associations, firms, partnerships, limited liability companies, joint stock companies, and public agencies. "Person" also means the owner or holder of a direct or indirect interest in a corporation, association, firm, partnership, limited liability company or joint stock company if:

(a) The interest allows the owner or holder to participate in the management of the business; and

(b) The owner or holder of the interest has either had a division issued license revoked or been the recipient of a notice of proposed civil penalty from the director or the appropriate board.

(8) For purposes of ORS 447.040, 479.620, 480.630 and any other license regulated by ORS chapter 455, "engaging in the business" means to advertise or solicit, contract or agree to perform, or to perform, work for which a license or permit is required under Oregon law, including but not limited to a single instance.

(9) "Reciprocal Jurisdiction" means a state with a current reciprocal licensing agreement with the state of Oregon.

(10) "Registered" when referring to an apprenticeship program or a training committee means that the program or committee has been registered under the standards adopted by the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries or approved by the appropriate advisory board.

(11) "Valid" license means a license issued by either the appropriate board or division that has not expired and has not been suspended or revoked.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117 & 455.127
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0015

Contractor Licenses

(1) This rule applies to contractors' licenses issued by the division for the following: boiler contractors, electrical contractors, elevator contractors, and plumbing contractors.

(2) These contractors must possess or maintain a Construction Contractors Board license under ORS Chapter 701 or OAR Chapter 812. Possession of a Construction Contractors Board license does not replace any license required by the division or the appropriate board.

(3) Any applicant for a division-issued contractor's license must provide verification of appropriate Construction Contractors Board licensing.

(4) The division or appropriate board may suspend, revoke, or refuse to renew any contractor license if the licensee fails to maintain a required Construction Contractors Board license. Failure to maintain a required Construction Contractors Board license includes, but is not limited to, suspension, termination, or revocation by the Construction Contractors Board, or failure to renew with the Construction Contractors Board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 447.040, 455.117, 479.630 & 480.630
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.040, 455.117, 479.630, & 480.630
Hist.: BCD 4-2007, f. 3-30-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07

Application and Examination

918-030-0020

Application Process

(1) An applicant must apply for a license on a division form or by completing an online application available through the division's Web site.

(2) In order to be approved the application must include:

(a) Applicable examination and application fees; and

(b) Verification of training, work experience or other documentation submitted in the manner established by OAR 918-030-0030.

(3) Nothing in chapter 918, division 030 prevents an applicant for a license from faxing or scanning and e-mailing documents.

(4) An applicant may not sit for an examination or receive a license unless the division approves the application.

(5) An applicant required by statute or appropriate rule to pass a written examination must score at least 75 percent correct.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0030

Qualifying Criteria

All applicants must submit proof of qualifying criteria as required by the appropriate rules and in the manner established by this rule.

(1) Submit training and experience verification as follows:

(a) A certificate of completion from a registered apprenticeship program, or a referral letter from either the registered training committee or a board approved training program stating the applicant is qualified to take the examination. The division will accept completion from an apprenticeship program that is not registered only if it meets the Oregon standard for apprenticeship training.

(b) A copy of a valid license from a reciprocal jurisdiction or a letter from the reciprocal jurisdiction stating that the applicant is currently licensed. Only reciprocal jurisdiction licenses obtained through examination meet this requirement; or

(c) Other verification of equivalent training and experience submitted in the manner established in OAR 918-030-0040 and 918-030-0050.

(2) Electrical license applicants who are required to submit proof of related training classes may alternatively submit verification of twice the amount of equivalent work experience required for the license.

(3) Applicants required to take an examination must submit proof of a high school diploma, GED or international equivalent. A college degree will substitute for the requirements of this section.

(4) For purposes of qualifying for a license, the division will consider no more than 2,000 hours of experience per year.

(5) Only lawful work experience is accepted. The appropriate board or division determines whether an applicant's work experience is lawful. If an applicant disagrees with the determination, the applicant must provide evidence clearly demonstrating that, at the time the disputed work was performed, the work experience was lawful under the laws of the jurisdiction in which work was performed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 19-2004, f. 9-30-04, cert. ef. 10-1-04; BCD 10-2005, f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05; BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0040

Other Verification

(1) Applicants submitting other verification of equivalent training and experience under OAR 918-030-0030(1)(c), must provide verification from the following persons:

(a) Verification from a current or previous employer actively involved with the applicant's work; or

(b) If the current or previous employer is no longer in business, is deceased or otherwise cannot be located, verification from the individual that supervised the work; or

(c) Only if both the employer and the supervisor cannot be located, verification from a co-worker that was directly involved in the work performed. Co-worker verification must be accompanied by supporting documentation, such as employment records, showing that the verifier worked with the applicant and has knowledge of the work performed.

(2) The appropriate board may approve alternate verification of training and experience on a case-by-case basis.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0045

Oregon Reciprocal License Requirements

(1) The purpose of these rules is to assist the citizens of Oregon and reciprocating states with substantially similar electrical and plumbing licensing criteria to obtain a license without examination.

(2) For the purposes of this rule the following definitions apply:

(a) “Reciprocal Applicant” means a person applying for a reciprocal license.

(b) “Reciprocal License” means a license issued by Oregon to a person who qualifies under these rules.

(c) “Reciprocal State” means a state with a reciprocal licensing agreement with Oregon.

(d) “Work Experience” refers to work experience obtained through a registered apprenticeship program. Work experience may also refer to work experience verified in the manner established by OAR 918-030-0040 or 918-030-0050.

(3) To qualify for a license under these rules, a reciprocal applicant must prove that they:

(a) Possess an equivalent or higher license from the reciprocal state that is current and active with no violations or conditions attached within the past three (3) years;

(b) Qualified for the equivalent or higher license from the reciprocal state through required work experience and by passing an examination in the reciprocal state with a score of 75 percent or better;

(c) Have worked a minimum of six (6) months (1,000 hours) under the license in the reciprocal state;

(d) Have not taken and failed the Oregon examination within the past two (2) years for the license type they are applying to reciprocate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 1-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-3-08 thru 7-1-08; BCD 11-2008, f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08

918-030-0050

Verification of Military Training and Experience

(1) Experience and training gained through the military is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The experience and training must be equivalent to the license criteria established by the appropriate rules.

(2) Military training and experience must be submitted as follows:

(a) Official documentation from supervising officials showing the type and approximate hours of work experience; or

(b) Other reliable documentation verifying training and experience if supervisory officials cannot be located.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.335
Stat. Implemented: ORS 183.335
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0060

Reapplying After Failed Examination

(1) An applicant who fails an examination may reapply for the license at any time as provided in OAR 918-030-0020. There is no waiting period to reapply after a failed exam.

(2) An applicant who reapplies is not required to re-qualify for examination or provide work history information unless the requirements for the license have changed since the applicant originally applied for the license.

(3) Exam retakes are scheduled no less than 30 days from the date of the failed exam.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 2-2007, f. 3-30-07, cert. ef. 4-1-07

Continuing Education

918-030-0100

Continuing Education Generally

(1) OAR 918-030-0100 to 918-030-0150 establishes minimum continuing education requirements for licensees.

(2) The hourly continuing education requirements can be met by approved class, online or correspondence courses.

(3) When a continuing education course is taught in more than one session, credit is only granted upon completion of the entire course.

(4) Table 2-A lists the effective dates for the Oregon rule and law course requirements for specific licenses.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of table(s).]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 2-2004, f. 2-13-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04; BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12; BCD 17-2012(Temp), f. 12-21-12, cert. ef. 12-22-12 thru 5-31-13; BCD 4-2013, f. 3-29-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13

918-030-0120

Licenses Requiring 24 Hours of Continuing Education

(1) During each three-year license cycle, the following license holders are required to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education. The hours must include code-change courses in the amounts below, and after the date listed in Table 2-A must include a 4-hour Oregon rule and law course meeting the standards established in OAR 918-035-0055. The Oregon rule and law course is in addition to the code-change hour requirement:

(a) General Supervising Electrician: must include 12 hours of code change;

(b) Limited Supervising Electrician: must include 12 hours of code change;

(c) General Journeyman Electrician: must include 8 hours of code change;

(d) Journeyman Plumber: must include 4 hours of code change.

(2) During each three-year license cycle, the following license holders are required to complete 24 hours of approved continuing education:

(a) Class 3 Boiler Building Service Mechanic;

(b) Class 4 Boiler Boilermaker;

(c) Class 5 Boiler Pressure-Piping Mechanic;

(d) Class 5A Boiler Process Piping Mechanic; and

(e) Class 5B Boiler Refrigeration Piping Mechanic.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of table(s).]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 10-2008, f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12; BCD 17-2012(Temp), f. 12-21-12, cert. ef. 12-22-12 thru 5-31-13; BCD 4-2013, f. 3-29-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13

918-030-0125

Licenses Requiring 16 Hours of Continuing Education

During each three-year license cycle, the following license holders are required to complete 16 hours of approved continuing education. The hours must include code-change courses in the amounts below, and after the date listed in Table 2-A must include a 4-hour Oregon rule and law course meeting the standards established in OAR 918-035-0055. The Oregon rule and law course is in addition to the code-change hours requirement:

(1) Limited Residential Electrician: must include 8 hours of code change.

(2) Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician: must include 8 hours of code change.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of table(s).]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 10-2008, f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12; BCD 17-2012(Temp), f. 12-21-12, cert. ef. 12-22-12 thru 5-31-13; BCD 4-2013, f. 3-29-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13

918-030-0130

Licenses Requiring 8 Hours of Continuing Education

(1) During each three-year license cycle, the following license holders are required to complete 8 hours of approved continuing education. The hours must include code-change courses in the amounts below, and after the date listed in Table 2-A code-change courses must include Oregon rule and law material meeting the standards established in OAR 918-035-0055:

(a) Limited Maintenance Electrician; must include 2 hours of code change;

(b) Class A Limited Energy Technician; must include 8 hours of code change;

(c) Class B Limited Energy Technician; must include 2 hours of code change.

(2) During each three-year license cycle, the following license holders are required to complete 8 hours of approved continuing education:

(a) Solar Heating and cooling System Plumbing Installer; and

(b) Class 2 Boiler Pressure Vessel Installer.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of table(s).]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 10-2008, f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12; BCD 17-2012(Temp), f. 12-21-12, cert. ef. 12-22-12 thru 5-31-13; BCD 4-2013, f. 3-29-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13

918-030-0135

Licenses Requiring 4 Hours of Continuing Education

During each three-year license cycle, the following license holders are required to complete 4 hours of approved continuing education. The hours must include code-change in the amounts below, and after the date listed in Table 2-A code-change courses must include Oregon rule and law material meeting the standards established in OAR 918-035-0055:

(1) Limited Renewable Energy Technician; must include 2 hours of code change; and

(2) Limited Journeyman Sign Electrician; must include 2 hours of code change.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are not included in rule text. Click here for PDF copy of table(s).]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 10-2008, f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-1-08; BCD 9-2012, f. 9-27-12, cert. ef. 10-1-12; BCD 17-2012(Temp), f. 12-21-12, cert. ef. 12-22-12 thru 5-31-13; BCD 4-2013, f. 3-29-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13

918-030-0140

Backflow Tester Approved Training

(1) An Oregon journeyman plumber or an Oregon apprentice plumber must complete an approved training program in order to test backflow prevention device assemblies.

(2) The director recognizes the following state-approved training programs for an Oregon journeyman plumber or an Oregon apprentice plumber who tests backflow prevention device assemblies:

(a) Backflow Tester Training approved by the Department of Human Services; or

(b) Division-approved continuing education course with content related to testing backflow prevention device assemblies.

(3) Backflow tester training approved by the Department of Human Services meets continuing education requirements for Oregon journeyman plumbing license renewal.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.110
Stats. Implemented: ORS 455.110
Hist.: BCD 12-2006, f. 9-15-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0150

New Licensee Continuing Education Requirements

(1) New licensees must complete the following continuing education requirements prior to renewal:

(a) No continuing education is required if license is obtained within 6 months of license expiration date; or

(b) The lesser of 8 hours of continuing education or the minimum requirement for the license is required if the license is obtained within 12 months of the license expiration date; or

(c) The lesser of 16 hours of continuing education or the minimum requirement for the license is required if the license is obtained within 24 months of the license expiration date.

(2) New licensees are not required to complete a code-change course.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

License Expiration and Renewal

918-030-0200

License Renewal Process

(1) License renewals must be completed on or prior to the license expiration date by:

(a) Submitting a renewal application or completing the online renewal form;

(b) Completing all continuing education requirements; and

(c) Paying the license renewal fee .

(2) The division mails one renewal notification to the last known address of the licensee at least 30 days prior to license expiration. It is the responsibility of the licensee to notify the division of a change in the licensee's address.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 7-2004, f. 5-21-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04; BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 17-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08

918-030-0210

License Expiration Dates

(1) All licenses expire on a three-year cycle established in Table 1-A, unless renewed.

(2) The license expiration date is printed on all licenses.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117 & 455.122
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117 & 455.122
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0220

Transitional Rule for License Expiration Dates

Nothing in these rules shall prevent the following licenses from renewing as follows:

(1) All combination licenses expire on July 1, 2006 unless renewed. Combination licenses next expire on July 1, 2008 and every three years thereafter.

(2) All contractor licenses except the electrical elevator contractor licenses expire on July 1, 2006 unless renewed. Contractor licenses described in this section next expire on July 1, 2008 and every three years thereafter. Electrical elevator contractor licenses expire annually on October 1 unless renewed. Electrical elevator contractor licenses shall continue to expire annually until October 1, 2009 and then shall expire every three years thereafter.

(3) All boiler licenses, including the boiler business license expire annually on July 1, unless renewed. Boiler licenses shall continue to expire annually until July 1, 2008 and then shall expire every three years thereafter.

(4) The elevator contractor mechanical license expires on July 1, 2006 unless renewed. Licenses described in this section next expire on July 1, 2007 and every three years thereafter.

(5) A holder of a journeyman plumber license that expires on April 1, 2007 shall be issued a license that expires on April 1, 2011, if the license holder renews the license prior to the April 1, 2007 expiration date. A license holder described in this section must complete 24 hours of approved continuing education prior to April 1, 2011 in order to renew the license.

(6) Reciprocating conveyor mechanic licenses and restricted reciprocating conveyor mechanic licenses issued on or after January 1, 2008 first expire on July 1, 2011 and every three years thereafter.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117 & 455.122
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117 & 455.122
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 17-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08

918-030-0230

Failure to Renew

(1) A licensee who fails to renew a license must not perform work requiring the expired license.

(2) A licensee who fails to renew a license may obtain a valid license within one year of the date the license expired if the licensee:

(a) Reapplies for the license;

(b) Pays the license renewal fee; and

(c) Completes all outstanding continuing education requirements that accrued prior to license expiration.

(3) A licensee who fails to renew under OAR 918-030-0200 and fails to obtain a valid license in Section (2), must apply for the license under OAR 918-030-0020, including passing the appropriate examination.

(4) Applicants reapplying under sections (2) or (3) of this rule are not required to re-qualify for examination or provide work history information unless the requirements for the license have changed since the applicant originally applied to the division.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; BCD 17-2007, f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08

918-030-0240

Extension for Hardship or Illness

(1) The appropriate board or the division may extend the period for complying with continuing education requirements or for complying with renewal requirements in cases of hardship or illness.

(2) Requests for extension must:

(a) Be in writing;

(b) Describe the hardship or illness;

(c) Describe why the applicant is unable to comply; and

(d) State when the person will complete the continuing education requirements.

(3) A hardship or illness extension will not be granted for:

(a) Failure or inability to pay renewal fees; or

(b) Renewal applications that are lost or otherwise are not delivered to the applicant.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0250

Extension for Call to Military Service

(1) The appropriate board or the division may extend the period for complying with continuing education requirements or renewal requirements if the licensee was ordered to military duty for a period of 60 days or more.

(2) Request for extension must:

(a) Be in writing; and

(b) Include a copy of military orders.

(3) Following release from duty, the licensee shall comply with renewal requirements or complete continuing education in a manner acceptable to the board or the division.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0320

Purpose of the Rules

ORS 25.785 requires the Building Codes Division and its appropriate advisory boards to record an applicant's social security number in order to issue or renew a license, certification or registration subject to suspension under ORS 25.750 to 25.783. These rules establish requirements and procedures for applicants with or without social security numbers issued by the United States Social Security Administration to provide a social security number or a statement indicating that the applicant does not have a social security number.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 25.785, 446.210, 446.400, 455.457, 460.085, 479.630, 479.910, 480.630, 693.050
Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.785
Hist.: BCD 8-2004, f. 6-21-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04

918-030-0325

Requirements and Procedures

(1) The Building Codes Division will not issue or renew a license, certification or registration subject to suspension under ORS 25.750 to 25.783 unless an applicant provides his or her social security number on the application or renewal form. Applicants do not need to provide their social security number on applications for renewal if the applicant previously provided their social security number to the division and it is in the record.

(2) The Building Codes Division may accept a written statement to fulfill the requirements of section (1) from an applicant who has not been issued a social security number by the United States Social Security Administration. Applicants do not need to provide this statement with the application for renewal if the applicant previously provided this statement to the division and it is in the record. Any written statement submitted must:

(a) Be signed by the applicant; and

(b) Attest to the fact that a social security number has not been issued to the applicant by the United States Social Security Administration.

Stat. Auth: ORS 25.785, 446.210, 446.400, 455.457, 460.085, 479.630, 479.910, 480.630, 693.050
Stats. Implemented: ORS 25.278
Hist.: BCD 8-2004, f. 6-21-04, cert. ef. 7-1-04

Miscellaneous Licensing Rules

918-030-0900

Revocation, Cancellation or Suspension of License

In accordance with ORS Chapter 183, the director may revoke, cancel or suspend a contractor license, business license or registration to conduct business when the contractor or business holds more than one license under ORS 479.510 to 479.945, 480.510 to 480.670, chapter 447 and chapter 460, if the contractor or business:

(1) Does not meet the minimum qualifications prescribed in ORS 460.085, 479.630, 480.630 or 447.040, any rule adopted thereunder;

(2) Falsifies an application;

(3) Establishes a pattern of conduct that may include:

(a) Working or employing persons without proper license or certification;

(b) Making, directing or supervising installations that are unsafe or do not meet minimum safety standards; or

(c) Failing to meet the minimum requirements in the State Building Code; or

(4) Any other activity prejudicial to the electrical, plumbing, elevator or boiler or pressure vessel safety programs under ORS 479.510 to 479.945, 480.510 to 480.670, chapter 447 and chapter 460, or any rules adopted thereunder.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117, 455.127 & 455.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 447.040, 455.117, 460.085, 479.630 & 693.105
Hist.: BCD 2-2004, f. 2-13-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04

918-030-0910

Combination Licenses

The division, with the approval of the appropriate advisory board, shall establish license categories for contractors or businesses who hold two or more contractor or business licenses established under ORS 479.510 to 479.945, 480.510 to 480.670, chapter 447 and chapter 460 that are valid for two years.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117 & 455.122
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117 & 455.122
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

918-030-0920

Visible Identification Badge

(1) For the purpose of this rule, a visible identification badge is an individual license, registration or certification issued by the division or an appropriate advisory board. This rule does not apply to contractors, businesses or inspectors.

(2) Individuals performing elevator, electrical, boiler, pressure vessel, or plumbing work, which requires a license, shall wear and visibly display their license. A licensee does not need to wear and visibly display their license if doing so would create a danger or unsafe condition for the licensee or for the public, provided the licensee can demonstrate proof of licensure to an inspector, investigator or other employee empowered to enforce the state building code.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 455.117
Stat. Implemented: ORS 455.117
Hist.: BCD 10-2006(Temp), f. 6-30-06, cert. ef. 7-1-06 thru 12-28-06; BCD 13-2006, f. 9-29-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06

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