Oregon Contractor Continuing Education FAQs

Residential Contractors licensed more than 6 years: 

Contractors will be required to complete 8 hours of continuing education during each two-year licensing cycle prior to license renewals in the following subject areas:

CCB Laws Regulations and Business Practices (LRB) – 3 Hours

State Approved Courses — 5 Hours

Total = 8 Hours

Residential Contractors licensed less than 6 years:

Contractors will be required to complete 16 hours of continuing education during each two-year licensing cycle prior to license renewals in the following subject areas:

CCB Laws Regulations and Business Practices (LRB) – 3 Hours

State Approved Courses - 13 Hours

Total = 16 Hours

Check your continuing education subjects requirements by visiting the CCB’s Residential Education Requirements Estimator

Commercial

All CCB commercially endorsed contractors that renew a commercial CCB license. Training can be taken by any “key” employee of the business. Commercial Contractor CE is now part of the requirements for continued licensing with the CCB.

Commercial licenses have no Series A, B, or Law, Rules, and Business Practices requirements. Continuing education is not reported to the CCB. All licensees are required to keep proof of completing continuing education.

Commercial Contractor Level 1

All Electives:

  • 5 or more Key Employees = 80 Hours Required
  • 4 Key Employees = 64 Hours Required
  • 3 Key Employees = 48 Hours Required
  • 2 Key Employees = 32 Hours Required
  • 1 Key Employee = 16 Hours Required

Commercial Contractor Level 1 and Residential

Five hours must be in mandatory subject areas:

  • 2 hours of Building Codes courses
  • 3 hours of CCB’s Laws, Regulations, and Business Practices (LRB)   (*Offered by the State of Oregon Only)

Plus Electives as follows:

  • 5 or more Key Employees = 75 Hours Required
  • 4 Key Employees = 59 Hours Required
  • 3 Key Employees = 43 Hours Required
  • 2 Key Employees = 27 Hours Required
  • 1 Key Employee = 11 Hours Required

Commercial Contractor Level 2

All Electives:

  • Any # of Key Employees = 32 Hours Required

Commercial Contractor Level 2 and Residential

  • Any # of Key Employees:

Mandatory: Five hours must be in the following subject areas: 

  • 2 hours of Building Codes courses
  • 3 hours of CCB’s Laws, Regulations and Business Practices (2014 CCB LRB)
    (*Offered by the State of Oregon Only Click Here)

Electives: 27 hours are in discretionary subjects.

Contractors with a residential endorsement must meet the residential continuing education (RCE) requirements when renewing their CCB license.

Qualifying education taken during the 2-year license period counts towards the RCE requirement for that period.
RCE can be taken by the owners, officers, members, employees* or any combination.
“Employee” does NOT include temporary or leased employees, or a subcontractor which is an independent contractor.

Oregon CCB licenses expire two years from the date the contractor was originally licensed.

Renewal is every 2 years. The CCB will mail out renewal forms 6 to 8 weeks prior to the licensee’s expiration date.

Continuing education must be completed prior to renewing. To check what your individual continuing education requirements are, please visit the CCB’s Residential Education Requirements Estimator.

YES!  Each course is State approved and given a course approval number.  Our provider number is #2014RCE0007 .

The CE must be taken by key employees of the business.  A “key employee” is an owner or employee who is one of the following:
Corporate officer

  • Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Foreperson
  • Lead person
  • Any other person who exercises management or supervisory authority over the construction activities of the business.

CE may be obtained by one key employee or by multiple key employees. The total number of hours required depends on how many key employees the business has.

Contractors must maintain records of their key employees CE.

CE requirements do not apply to:

  • Licensed electrical or plumbing contractors or contractors licensed to work on boilers and pressure vessels.
  • Commercial Developers
  • For more information, visit www.oregon.gov/CCB

You will be asked to declare that you have taken the training on your next CCB license renewal. You should keep records of all continuing education taken by your “key” employees. (Note: CCB will not ask you to provide proof of continuing education at the time of renewal, except for your written, promised (declaration) that you completed the continuing education required for your business. )

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