New CEU requirements have been established in Oregon, effective December 22, 2012.
This will have a staggered effect on license holders, but ultimately will affect anyone with an electrical license. The new requirement is as follows:
Electrical License holders in Oregon who currently are required either 16 or 24 hours of continued education will need to include 4 hours of Oregon Rule and Law to the existing requirement to renew their license during future renewal cycles. This will be in addition to the already required Code Change requirement but will not increase the 16 or 24 hours required.
For a General Journeyman, This will equate to the original 8 hours of code change, the new requirement of 4 hours of Oregon Rule and Law and the remaining 16 is of the license holders choice, code change or code related. Keeping in mind, a Washington WAC class will not count for Oregon CEU’s. This new requirement will be enforced during the 2015 renewal cycle.
For a Supervising Electrician, this will go into effect after October 1, 2013 and be required during the 2016 renewal cycle. This will mean 12 hours of Code Change and 4 hours of Rule and Law, leaving 8 hours of your choice.
For Limited residential electricians, this is also in effect during the 2015 renewal requiring 4 hours or Rule and Law in addition to the required 8 hours of Code change, leaving 4 hours of your choice.
Limited Energy A and B, requiring 8 hours of Code Change must incorporate the Rule and Law into the required code change. This is effective October 1, 2014 and will be required during the 2017 renewal cycle.
The training center is offering separate 4 hour rule and law classes to meet the needs of the license holders.
The following table is provided by Oregon BCD
The following licenses require completion of a separate 4-hour Oregon Rule and Law course, in addition to the code-change requirement, after the dates listed below:
General Journeyman Electrician
Limited Residential Electrician
General Supervising Electrician*
Limited Supervising Electrician*
October 1, 2014
Limited Journeyman Manufacturing Plant Electrician
The following licenses do not require completion of a separate 4-hour Oregon Rule and Law course after the date listed below. That material will be included in code-change courses for these licenses.
Limited Maintenance Electrician
Class A Limited Energy Technician
Class B Limited Energy Technician
Limited Renewable Energy Technician
Limited Journeymen Sign Electrician
*NOTE: Supervising electricians will also now be required to complete 12 hours of code-change education.