The 2020 OCEA Spring Conference, scheduled for Brasada Ranch April 30 - May 1, has been cancelled.
OCEA will refund conference registration fees.
Please contact Brasada Ranch at 866-373-4882 to cancel lodging reservations.
Message from OCEA President Bill Collins:
March 17, 2020
From: Bill Collins – OCEA President
To: OCEA Membership
Re: OCEA 2020 Spring Conference Cancellation
It is with great disappointment that I announce the cancellation of the 2020 Spring Conference that was to be held at Brasada Ranch in Powell Butte, Oregon.
The board members have been in communications with one another since the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) broke in late January. Due to ever changing restrictions and guidelines with trainings and meetings, we felt that we needed to let the membership know ASAP about the cancellation. Preparations for our organization to be having our fall conference in late September/early October are currently underway, and we will let you all know ASAP when this is finalized.
If at any time any member has questions, please feel free to send us questions to either our Facebook page, our website, or reach out to us by e-mail. I would also encourage you to be reaching out to your fellow code professionals for any guidance, brainstorming, or anything else that may come up during our current situation. In times like these is where we look back at our conferences and realize the importance of networking.
Stay vigilant, strong, and healthy!
OCEA holds two training conferences each year, one in the spring and one in the fall. Sessions focus on topics important to code enforcement.
Bulletproofing Relationships and Marriages
Recreational Marijuana, Rules and Regulations
Sovereign Citizens and Constitutionalists
Squatters in Foreclosed Homes
Life of a Code Case
Animal Abuse and Neglect
Dealing with Difficult People
OCEA offers four levels of professional certification for members.
Level 1 – Fundamentals of Code Enforcement (FCE)
40 OCEA training credits or equivalent required
Level 2 – Intermediate Code Enforcement (ICE)
80 OCEA training credits or equivalent required
Level 3 – Advanced Code Enforcement (ACE)
120 OCEA training credits or equivalent required
Level 4 – Certified Code Enforcement Professional (CEP)
120 OCEA training credits or equivalent required, plus completion of either a Legal Issue Paper or Presentation. The topic must be submitted for approval to the Training Officer and members of the training committee.
CEP certification requires a minimum of 20 training credits a year to maintain the certification. These credits my be earned at an OCEA conference or other means as approved by the Training Officer.