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Frequently Asked Questions
Are your courses approved by the State?
Yes! (Oregon Provider ID #2772 )
Who needs an Oregon Contractor License?
Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation (except bona fide employees) in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB)
Some examples include:
- Floor covering
- Heating and air conditioning
- Tree service
- On-site appliance repair
- Manufactured dwelling installations
- Land development
- Home inspections
- Most other construction and repair services
The following work Does Not require a license:
- Gutter cleaning
- Power/Pressure washing (siding, sidewalks, roofs, etc.)
- Debris clean up (yard or construction site) (Note: If the work changes to include repairs, replacements or installs, a CCB license is required)
Exemption from Licensure:(ORS 701.010) A person working on one structure if:
- The price of all the person’s work is under $500, and
- The work is casual, minor or inconsequential in nature.
- This exemption does not apply to a person who advertises in any way, including Craigslist, or any card, sign or device.
How do I get my contractor license in Oregon?
To become a licensed contractor in Oregon you must:
- Complete the prerequisite training (must apply within 24 months of completing training) and pass CCB’s statewide test
- File your assumed business name, corporation or LLC at the Oregon Corporation Division
- Obtain and submit a CCB surety bond in the required amount(s).
- Obtain and provide proof of general liability insurance in the required amount.
- Provide evidence of worker’s compensation and other employer account numbers if applicable.
- Apply for and get the State BIN (Business Identification Number) number from the Oregon Dept. of Revenue and write it on the application.
- Apply for and get the Federal EIN from the IRS. Do not substitute a Social Security Number for the EIN number.
- 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
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, Exams 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: www.prometric.com/. The course and test is not required if you meet all requirements for qualifying experience.
Once I complete my 16-hour prelicensure training, how long do I have to wait to take the exam?
We report your completion to the State the next business day after you complete the course. You will then need to wait three business days before Prometric, the testing company, will allow you to schedule your exam.
Is contractor continued education required in Oregon?
Yes – Residential contractors are required to complete 16 hours of approved continued education prior to renewal. Commercial contractors are required to complete continuing education prior to renewal based on the level of license. Renewal is every 2 years.
Residential Contractors must fulfill the following requirements to renew:
2 hours of Building Codes courses
*3 hours of CCB’s Laws, Regulations and Business Practices (LRB)
(*Offered by the State of Oregon Only – CLICK HERE)
11 hours are discretionary (Electives)
Are your Continued Education courses approved by the State of Oregon?
Is the NASCLA Accredited Commercial Contractor license accepted in Oregon?
Does Oregon require a General contractor (commercial contractor) license?
Yes – Commercial General Level 1 or Level 2 - You must 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.