(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 161315 and 176955, effective October 9, 2002.)
Special Inspections shall be either denominated "Class A," "Class B - Trainee,"
or "Class C" Special Inspectors.
A. "Class A" Special Inspectors. As minimum evidence for qualification
of certification as a Special Inspector, an applicant shall successfully
complete a written and oral examination prescribed by the Director as well as
providing evidence sufficient to show that the Applicant has met one of the
following experience prerequisites:
At least 3 years of experience in construction inspection, testing
or design work, of such nature or character as the Director may by rule
2. Successful completion of a training program of such nature or
character as the Director may by rule provide. Application for examination for
certification as a Class A Special Inspector shall be made by submission of a
completed form furnished by the Director and payment of the certification fee.
A separate application shall be submitted for each category of certification
desired. When satisfied as to their experience and after satisfactory
completion of the examination, the Director shall issue certificates to Class
A Special Inspectors. Such certificates will be valid for one year from the
date of issuance. Class A Special Inspectors must apply for renewal within 30
days following expiration of an existing certificate.
B. "Class B - Trainee" Special Inspectors. As minimum evidence of
qualification for certification as a Special Inspector, an applicant shall
successfully complete a written examination prescribed by the Director as well
as participate in a training program of such nature or character as the Director
may by rule provide. A "Class B - Trainee" Special Inspector shall work under
the supervision of an inspection agency approved by the Director.
Upon successful completion of the training program and an oral interview
prescribed by the Director, the special Inspector may submit an application to
be certified as a "Class A" Special Inspector.
C. "Class C" Special Inspectors. Upon approval of the Director, the
Oregon registered professional engineer or architect of record and persons under
their direct supervision may provide the required special inspection as
otherwise provided by this Chapter.
The duties and responsibilities for a "Class C" Special Inspector are the
same as a "Class A" and "Class B - Trainee" Special Inspector, and the name(s)
of any such person(s) performing inspections shall appear on the permit
D. The Bureau of Development Services will maintain a current list of
"Class A" and "Class B - Trainee" Special Inspectors available for public