This course was created to give the Oregon plumber 4 hours of continuing education on the OPSC Rule & Law. This class will cover numerous topics including:
- 2021 OPSC Amendments
- Statewide Code Interpretations
- Code Appeals Process
- Plumbing Requirements
The bulk of the class will go over changes made to the Oregon Plumbing Specialty Code (OPSC) including approved changes to the UPC and specific code amendments and additions passed by the Building Codes Division (BCD).
The class will then cover statewide code interpretations; explaining statewide and site-specific interpretations, and how they apply to the code, and the process of finding various code interpretations. Statewide alternate methods will be explained as will plumbing license clarifications.
The class will move on to outlining the appeals process including the differences between an informal and formal process. The state building code appeal process will also be detailed, followed by a brief description of how administrative appeals are accomplished.
The last part of the class will go over plumbing requirements; their location and how to find them and a description of Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR). It will continue with national and Oregon model codes ,and code interpretations. Plumbing permit requirements and exemptions and other permit programs administered by the BCD will be explained, as well as outlining plumbing license categories and clarifying those licenses and their exemptions.
The class will wrap up with a review of license enforcement cases that have occurred in the most recent code cycle and a last section on how to find plumbing board actions on the oregon.gov website.
You will find several in-text questions in this class which are designed to test your knowledge as you go. The best way to accomplish your continuing education needs is At Your Own Pace!
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- Approved By: OR Building Codes Div.
Randy Drake is a licensed, master plumber with over 32 years' experience in the industry. He founded a plumbing business in 1993 which he successfully sold in 2013. He currently works for a plumbing company based in Traverse City, Michigan.