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Detailed Information for: Solar Heating & Cooling System Installer (STL)
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Updated: 6/17/2014
Description: The holder of this permit can:
    (a)Install and replace solar heating and cooling systems, including collectors, heat transfer systems, heat storage and associated piping related to:
    • Replacement or solar conversion of an existing water heating or cooling system;
    • Installation of collectors, heat transfer systems, storage tanks, pumps, valves and associated piping; and
    • Installation of piping and related appurtenances applicable to the temperature pressure relief valve.
    (b) May not connect a solar heating or cooling system to a potable water source. The connection of a solar heating or cooling system to a potable water source shall be made only by a licensed journeyman plumber.
    Note: A General journeyman Plumber can also perform the functions of this permit.

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Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: OAR 918-695
Duration: 3 years or less, depending on the date of issue.
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $100.00 for intial applicaition. Fee includes first cycle.
Responsible Agency: BCD - Plumbing
Examination Information: Written exam:
  • 3 hour duration, 52 question, open book exam
  • All questions are multiple choice or True/False
  • Minimum score to pass the exam - 75 percent

Licensing and Certification Examination Process
Continuing Ed Requirements: 8 hours per three year cycle.
Bonding Requirements: None
Insurance Requirements: None
Prerequisites: A minimum of 2000 hours on-the-job verifiable experience prior to July 1, 2002 if the application is received between July 1, 2002 and July 1, 2004 or satisfactory completion of a division approved training program for Limited Specialty Plumber Solar Heating & Cooling Installers.
Application Form: Plumbing License Examination/Reciprocity Application
Renewals: Renewal fee is $150. A renewal notice will be mailed to the licensee approximately six weeks prior to the expiration of their license. Current cycle expires 4/1/2014. 
Service Links:  Apply Online
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Required Documentation: Complete application and a verification of a minimum of 2000 hours on-the-job work experience prior to July 1, 2002 or satisfactory completion of a division approved training program.

  Agency Information
Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
Agency Name: BCD - Plumbing
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/plumbing.html

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