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Our Oregon Contractor courses are easy to use and understand. You have immediate access from any computer or mobile device and can come and go as you please.  You are guided through every step and the course keeps track of what you’ve completed.  All of our courses come with a toll free “Ask the Instructor” hotline and a 100% Money Back Guarantee.

 

Contractor Exam Prep
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New! 3-Hour Successful Site Design

This three hour, fully narrated online course will help you to navigate your entire team through the challenges and pit falls of site development, all the time with an eye toward building design.

Course Syllabus

Price: $29.00

New! 7-hour Manage Your Way To Big Profits

Online

Seven hour, online course will is an introduction to professional project management. The course will help prepare the student to understand the scope of responsibilities of a construction project manager.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

New! 6-Hour Online Lead Paint Awareness

Online Video

Six hour, online video course will teach you how to perform or supervise lead-safe work practices safely and effectively.
This course is not a qualifier for RRP Certification.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

1-Hour Online Advanced Module: Thermal & Moisture Protection: Keeping the Weather Out

Printable Text Online

One hour online course identifies moisture and weather related problems, and will identify practical solutions based on the Florida Building Code requirements. 

Course Syllabus

Price: $19.00

1-Hour Online Advanced Module: Gable End Anchoring and Framing for High Velocity Winds

Fully Narrated

One hour online course is based on the Florida Building Code changes that surround the most common causes of gable end failure during high velocity hurricane events.

Course Syllabus

Price: $19.00

1 hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Accessible Routes (video)

One hour online video course covering Chapter Four of the 2010 ADA Standards. You will be able to recognize adequate accessible routes for people with disabilities and identify requirements for doorways, ramps and platforms.

Course Syllabus

Price: $19.00

1 hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Special Rooms, Spaces and Elements

One hour online video course covering Chapter Eight of the 2010 ADA Standards. Know the importance of circulation pathways and ADA requirements for lodging, dining, courthouse and public transportation facilities.

Course Syllabus

Price: $19.00

1 Hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Plumbing Elements and Facilities

One hour online video course covering Chapter Six of the 2010 ADA Standards. Know the importance of adequate plumbing elements including drinking fountains, toilet facilities, bathtubs and showers, as well as applicable hardware.

Course Syllabus

Price: $19.00

1 Hour Tax Fraud and Abuse

One hour online video course will provide an overview of ethical and responsible tax reporting and payment that will help you establish and maintain hard earned business relationships.

Course Syllabus

Price: $19.00

2 Hour Ethics and Professional Development

Two hour online video course identifying the fundamental theories of ethics and their respective weaknesses.  You will learn how to effectively apply a Code of Ethics to current policies, rules and guidelines governing a business.

Course Syllabus

Price: $29.00

2 Hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Recreational Facilities

Two hour online video course covering Chapter Ten of the 2010 ADA Standards. You will be able to identify ADA requirements for amusement parks, fitness equipment, golf facilities, play areas and swimming/boating facilities.

Course Syllabus

Price: $29.00

3 Hour 2012 Energy, Residential and Building Code Updates (video)

This three hour course provides an overview of the most recent editions of the 2012 International Residential Code, International Building Code and the International Energy Conservation Code. 

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Exterior Building Blocks

Three hour online video course covering Chapters Three, Four and Five of the 2010 ADA Standards. Recognize how exterior exponents can and should comply with ADA requirements, including maneuvering space and accessible routes.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Interior Elements

Three hour online video course covering Chapters Six, Seven, Eight and Nine of the 2010 ADA Standards. Know requirements of proper plumbing, communication, special rooms and built-in elements.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Envelope Failure: A Better Weatherization Design

Three hour online video course identifying how a properly constructed building envelope will keep out weather related moisture and stop uncontrolled movement of energy due to loss of conditioned air.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Harnessing Resources: New Construction Opportunities

Three hour online video course exploring new and innovative design considerations for resource and energy efficiency in new construction.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety I

Three hour online video course identifying construction related hazards and methods to reduce and eliminate them.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Hazardous Work Zones: Implementing Occupational Safety II

This three hour online video course is designed to assist those in the industry to  identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards at a more in depth level.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Technological Innovation: Building “Green” Into the Budget

This three hour online video course will bring attention to methods of green building that allow homes to have less impact on the environment, while providing a greater economic benefit to the homeowner.

Course Syllabus

Price: $39.00

3 Hour Preventing Foundation Failure: Soils, Concrete, Reinforcement and Layout

Three hour course explaining steps involved in foundation preparation and  design. Outlined through videos, text, diagrams and slides.

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Price: $39.00

4 Hour Weatherization and Energy Efficient Building

This four hour online course will help professionals identify important considerations in weatherization and energy efficiency and then apply those principles to a specific project.

Course Syllabus

Price: $49.00

4 Hour Basic Project Management

Four hour fully narrated course focusing on the primary responsibilities of a project manager:  managing project costs and time, while completing the project to the expected degree of quality.

Course Syllabus

Price: $49.00

6 Hour Advanced Project Management

Six hour fully narrated course takes an in depth at the primary responsibilities of a project manager.  This course will teach a manager how to implement proven methods in order to manage most effectively.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

6 Hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Real World Application

This six hour video course covers the second chapter of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.  Scoping Requirements and real world examples of problems and solutions are included in the course.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

6 Hour Construction Safety Standards

Six hour online video course reviewing sefety codes required for construction, and responsibilities of both the employer and employee in observing established safety practices.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

6 Hour Weatherization and Renewable Energy

This six hour course will explore factors that contribute to exterior shell failure, and identify practical  solutions that will preserve the integrity of the building envelope and add to the buildings efficiency.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

6 Hour Contracts, Liabilities and Risk Management

This six hour video course explains the principles of contract law  and the important elements of a home building and remodeling contract.

Course Syllabus

Price: $69.00

7 Hour Estimating and Bidding for Success (video)

This 7 Hour course is excellent for both junior estimators entering the field or architects, engineers and contractors becoming more familiar with how bids are prepared.

AIA Approved and fulfills Builders License Continuing Education in several states.  View Course Syllabus for more details.

Course Syllabus

Price: $99.00

7 Hour Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Standards: Key Features and Elements

This seven hour video course covers the fourth through tenth chapters
of the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.

Course Syllabus

Price: $79.00

7 Hour Financial Responsibilities: Effective Business Strategies (video)

This course provides new and growing business owners with a solid foundation in effective financial management.  Learn how to keep accurate records, understand basic accounting principles and manage bookkeeping and data through the use of computers.

Course Syllabus

Price: $79.00

8 Hour Marketing for Contractors (video)

Marketing is an essential part of running a successful business. This video course shares dozens of ideas to help you increase your business year round.

Course Syllabus

Price: $89.00
 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are your courses approved by the State? 

Yes!   (Oregon Provider ID #2772 )

Oregon’s Construction Contractor Licensing Act requires any “person” that is engaged for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real estate to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB).  A license is required for any “person” that advertises, offers, bids or arranges to do, or actually does any construction, alteration, remodeling, or repair involving residential, commercial, industrial, or public works improvements.  Inspection services, tree services, chimney sweep businesses and developers who build structures with the intent to sell are also required to become licensed.  A CCB license is also required for those who purchase homes, fix them up themselves and resell them and for material suppliers that receive compensation for installing or arranging the installation of the materials.

Plumbers and electricians require a license with the Building Codes Division (BCD) and a business license with the Construction Contractors Board.  Landscape contractors and Landscape businesses require a license with the Oregon Landscape Contractors Board (LCB).

How do I get my contractor license in Oregon?

 To become a licensed contractor in Oregon you must:

1.  Complete the prerequisite training (must apply within 24 months of completing training) and pass CCB’s statewide test   (Visit our web page to see our course selections: https://www.licensetobuild.com/store/oregon/)
2.  File your assumed business name, corporation or LLC at the Oregon Corporation Division
3.  Obtain and submit a CCB surety bond in the required amount(s).
4.  Obtain and provide proof of general liability insurance in the required amount.
5.  Provide evidence of worker’s compensation and other employer account numbers if applicable.
6.  Apply for and get the State BIN (Business Identification Number) number from the Oregon Dept. of Revenue and write it on the application.
7.  Apply for and get the Federal EIN from the IRS.  Do not substitute a Social Security Number for the EIN number.
8.  Submit a completed CCB application with the $325 fee for two years.  Application can be obtained from:

Oregon Construction Contractors Board
P.O. Box 14140
Salem, OR  97309
Phone:  (503) 378-4621
http://www.oregon.gov/ccb

There are three License Endorsements:  Residential, Commercial, and both Residential & Commercial.  Once you’ve selected an endorsement, you will need to select a classification (list with descriptions on application).

Are there any Education, Exam or Experience requirements to get my Oregon Contractors License?

 Yes.  All license applicants must have one Responsible Managing Individual (RMI) who is responsible for either completing the minimum of 16-hours of training from CCB approved training providers and passing the Oregon state CCB test or for proving he/she is not required to take the training and test by documentation of having the qualifying experience.  Once the RMI has completed the training, the training provider will send training completion information to the CCB.  The RMI must also pass an exam given by Prometric Inc.  Cost to take the exam is $85.  Direct any questions about the exam to Prometric at: 1-800-462-8669 or  www.prometric.com/.  The course and test is not required if you meet all requirements for qualifying experience.

 

How long does it take to complete the course?

  • This is a 16 hour course, however, we highly recommend that you not put a time limit on how long it takes.  Continue to review the material until you feel confident that you know it thoroughly.  Become familiar with the Oregon Contractors Reference Manual as well.

Once you register, you have up to 6 months before your course is deactivated.  If you need longer, just give us a call and we can arrange an extension. 

Is contractor continued education required in Oregon?

Yes

Who needs Continuing Education?

The following CE hours are required for each two-year licensing period

Residential

Contractors will be required to complete 16 hours of continuing education prior to license renewals beginning on or after October 1, 2011. 

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 (LRB)   (*Offered by the State of Oregon Only)

Electives: 11 hours in discretionary subject areas

Oregon law now requires that if you renew your license on or after Jan. 1, 2014, you complete eight or 16 hours of classes every two years. Here are the hours and types of classes you need if:

 

You have been licensed less than six years and your responsible managing individual has less than six years’ experience

Subject Area

Hours

CCB Laws, Regulations, and Business Practices (LRB)

3

Series A courses (Construction business practices, safety and building codes)*

5

Series A courses (as above) or Series B courses (Trade practices and energy efficiency)*

8

Total

16

You have been licensed six or more years or your responsible managing individual has six or more years’ experience

Subject Area

Hours

CCB Laws, Regulations, and Business Practices (LRB)

3

Series A courses (Construction business practices, safety and codes)*

5

Total

8

Exempt from continuing education requirements

These contractors are not required to take continuing education:

  • Residential developers
  • Plumbing contractors and electrical contractors with active licenses issued by the Building Codes Division
  • Contractors that are owned by, or have an officer who is a registered architect or a licensed professional engineer

 

Applying old courses to new requirements

You may count classes completed after your last renewal and before Jan. 1, 2014, to the new requirements. For example:

  • The state’s Laws, Regulations and Business Practices class carries forward.
  • Building Exterior Shell Training (BEST) and building codes classes count toward Series A course requirements
  • Electives you took in the past substitute for Series B classes.

 

Other renewal situations

Contractors in these situations have different education requirements:

  • You are renewing a license that expired before Jan. 1, 2014
  • Your license expired between Oct. 1, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013
  • Your license expired before Oct. 1, 2013

 

Don’t wait until the last minute to complete classes

Many of the problems contractors report to us stem from waiting until the last minute to renew a license, and then discovering a problem with continuing education. For example:

  • Education requirements change. You may find out you need a class you haven’t taken or you misunderstood the requirement.
  • Providers who offer Series A courses must give us proof that you completed the class. They do that quickly, but it might take a day. If you wait until the day your license expires, you might not meet the deadline. 

 

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 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 (LRB)  (*Offered by the State of Oregon Only)

Electives: 27 hours are in discretionary subjects.

When does the residential continuing education apply?

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.

When must I renew?

Renewal is every 2 years.  

Who needs to take Continuing Education?

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

How do I provide the CE information to the 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. )

Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Oregon? 

 No

Does Oregon require a General contractor (commercial contractor) license?

Yes – Commercial General Level 1 or Level 2 – Renew every 2 years

What are the penalties for working while not licensed?

Violations for working while not licensed or working in the wrong classification can result in civil penalties of up to $5,000 per offense.

Reciprocity with other states?

No, not at this time.  All out-of-state contractors must complete the training and pass the Oregon test.

Information is continually added and updated.  Please check back

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