Residential Electrical Inspector (CAE) Last updated 05/23/2019Print this page Back to search results
Prerequisites and Requirements
An individual seeking this code certification must first obtain the Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC). In addition, one of the following must be met:
Two years of experience performing building permit inspections or plan reviews for or on behalf of a jurisdiction
A bachelor's or master's degree in architecture or engineering; or be a certified architect or engineer.
Individuals who do not meet one of the above qualifications may instead complete a code certification training course administered by the division. (If hired by a municipality, this requirement must be met within six months of hire)
To qualify using inspection experience you must have one of the following:
A valid Electrical Specialty Code Inspector certification (EI).
Two years of experience inspecting commercial and residential electrical work in another jurisdiction.
A valid Residential Structural Inspector certification (CAS) and one year of experience administering and enforcing the code. (This qualification requires the completion of the division CAE training course.)
*Note: Inspectors certified by a nationally recognized certification body to inspect commercial and residential electrical installations may be granted the one year of experience requirement for the cross-training program.
To qualify using trade experience, you must have two years experience installing electrical systems as a limited residential journeyman electrician (LR), a general journeyman electrician (J) license, or equivalent.
To qualify using education and training, you must have 90 quarter hours or 60 semester hours education and training in electrical engineering, which includes designing or installing electrical systems, through a college or community college.
An individual can also qualify using a combination of experience or education totaling three years.
Required DocumentationCompleted application with applicable fee
Copy of high school diploma, GED or equivalent
Copy of apprenticeship completion (if required by license type)
Experience qualification documents (if required by license type)
Oregon Inspector Certification (OIC)