Certification Levels

Certification Levels
Confirmation Requirements

Certification confirmation comes in four levels.
Level 4 is the highest achievement which certifies a member
as a Professional in the field of Code Enforcement.

Level 1 – Fundamentals of Code Enforcement
40 OCEA training credits or equivalent required

Level 2 – Intermediate Code Enforcement
80 OCEA training credits or equivalent required

Level 3 – Advanced Code Enforcement
120 OCEA training credits or equivalent required

Level 4 – Certified Code Enforcement Professional
120 OCEA training credits or equivalent required, plus completion of one of the following items:

Legal Issue Paper
A successful Legal Issue Paper fills one of the requirements for the designation of Code Enforcement Professional (CEP). Before the member prepares the paper, the topic must be submitted for approval and approved by the Training Officer and/or members of the training committee of the Oregon Code Enforcement Association. The submission must include a descriptive paragraph on the proposed topic and is to be sent to the OCEA Training Officer. Upon approval of the topic the Training Officer will respond to the submitter with a letter of approval or denial.

These are some suggested topics for your consideration

  • Study and result of a Code Enforcement case which brought about an interesting debate or turnout.
  • Difference between Criminal and Civil proceedings.
  • Any Constitutional issue related to code enforcement.
  • The role that Judicial powers and how they differ from hearings.
  • The impact of new ordinances on code enforcement.
  • The impact of new state legislation on code enforcement.

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Presentation
A successful presentation on code enforcement issues fills one of the requirements for the designation of Code Enforcement Professional (CEP). Before the member prepares the presentation; the topic must be submitted for approval and approved by the Training Officer and/or training committee of the Oregon Code Enforcement Association. Upon approval of the topic the Training Officer will respond to the submitter with a letter of approval or denial. The member must submit the date and time of the presentation so the Training Officer or a member of the Board can attend. If attendance is not possible due to location or scheduling conflicts the presentation may be videotaped. This option must be approved by the Training Officer.

Continuing Education
Once a member achieves the Certified Code Enforcement Professional certification they must receive a minimum of 20 training credits a year to maintain their certification. A yearly certificate will be issued at the summer conference if the required training credits are maintained.

OCEA Certification Manual