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Detailed Information for: Electrical Contractor, Limited Maintenance Specialty HVAC (LHR)
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Updated: 1/30/2014
Description: A limited maintenance specialty contractor-HVAC/R (Heating, Ventilating, Air-conditioning and Refrigeration):
    May maintain, service, repair or replace commercial and industrial electrical products that use fuel or other forms of energy to produce heat, power, refrigeration or air conditioning;

  • A Qualified Person as a signing supervisor allows the contractor to:
      Maintain, service, repair or replace the equipment on the load side of the disconnect switch located at or on the electrical product; and
      Only make electrical modifications or install electrical products where the modification, the size or the type of the product installed is approved by the manufacturer for the equipment involved.


  • An LHR Contractor shall install, maintain or repair 100 volt-ampere or less thermostat or associated control wiring beyond the electrical product in other than a one- or two-family dwelling only when the contractor employs one or more of the following to perform the work:
      (A) General journeyman electrician;
      (B) General supervising electrician;
      (C) Limited Energy technician class A; or
      (D) Limited Energy technician class B.


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Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 918-282
http://www.oregonlegislature.gov/bills_laws/lawsstatutes/2013ors479.html
Duration: 3 years or less, depending on the date of issue.
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $75.00 for Initial application and renewal. Application fees will not be prorated based on the date you apply.
Responsible Agency: BCD - Electrical
Examination Information: Examination is not required
Continuing Ed Requirements: None required
Bonding Requirements: As required by the CCB, Bond & Insurance Requirements pages 11 & 12
Insurance Requirements: As required by the CCB, Bond & Insurance Requirements pages 11 & 12
Prerequisites: This contractor:
  • If using a qualifed person for the signing supervisor, the qualified person shall provide proof of at least two years (4,000 hours) experience in installation, including set-up and testing, plus approved specialized training from a manufacturer, distributor, school, or apprenticeship program, or lawful on-the-job training in one or more of the following activities: Electrical repair, service, maintenance, installation or replacement of existing, built-in or permanently connected commercial or industrial heating, ventilation, air conditioning, dehumidifying, filtering or refrigeration equipment;
  • Submit a list of all trained persons employed, or to be employed, to do electrical work authorized by this rule at time of the application and renewal. The list shall include all limited energy technicians employed by the contractor and be updated within 30 days of changes.


  • Contractors also must register with the Construction Contractor's Board, 503-378-4621.
Application Form: Contractor / Business License Application
Renewals: Renewal fee is $75. A renewal notice will be mailed to the licensee approximately six weeks prior to the expiration of their license. Current cycle expires 7/1/2014. 
Service Links:  Application Process
 Application Instructions Form 2888
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Required Documentation:
  • Register the business name with the Secretary of State.
  • Hold an active Construction Contractor Board number.
  • Employ at least one full time signing supervisor
  • Additional Information: OAR 918-001-040(3)(a) - A person is not qualified to be licensed if false information is provided in an application. Persons denied licensing under this rule may not apply for any license within 12 months of the date of denial.

      Agency Information
    Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
    Agency Name: BCD - Electrical
    E-mail Address: License.BCD@state.or.us
    Phone: 503-373-1268
    Mail Address: DCBS - Building Codes Division
    PO BOX 14470
    Salem, OR 97309 - 0404
    Website Information: http://www.bcd.oregon.gov/programs/electrical.html

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