As a qualification for the office, a municipal judge must:
Be a member of the Oregon State Bar;
Have completed a course on courts of special jurisdiction offered by the National Judicial College, or complete the course within 12 months after appointment or election to the office of municipal judge; or
Have completed, or complete within 12 months after appointment or election to the office of municipal judge, a course that is equivalent to the course described in paragraph (b) of this subsection, proposed by the municipal judge and approved by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.
If exigent circumstances prevent a municipal judge from completing the course required under subsection (1)(b) of this section within 12 months after appointment or election to the office of municipal judge, the presiding judge of the judicial district in which the municipal court is located may grant the municipal judge one extension of time to complete the course. The extension may not exceed 12 months. The presiding judge may require the municipal judge to complete additional educational requirements during an extension granted under this subsection.