Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.455
Home inspector services contractor license

  • exemption from testing and continuing education


A home inspector services contractor license authorizes the holder to operate a business providing the services of home inspectors as defined in ORS 701.005 (Definitions), but does not authorize the holder to engage in other contractor activities.


Notwithstanding ORS 701.126, the Construction Contractors Board may not impose a continuing education requirement for a home inspector services contractor. This subsection does not exempt a responsible managing individual for the business from compliance with any continuing education requirements established by the board under ORS 701.445 (Home inspectors) for a certified home inspector.


Notwithstanding ORS 701.122 (Training requirements for individuals and businesses), the board may not require a home inspector services contractor or the responsible managing individual for the business to take a test measuring the knowledge of the contractor or responsible managing individual regarding business practices and laws affecting construction contractors. [Formerly 701.360]
Note: 701.126 was repealed by section 6, chapter 718, Oregon Laws 2013. The text of 701.455 (Home inspector services contractor license) was not amended by enactment of the Legislative Assembly to reflect the repeal. Editorial adjustment of 701.455 (Home inspector services contractor license) for the repeal of 701.126 has not been made.
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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