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Complete our self-paced, online course to obtain your Oregon Constructions license. Courses are user-friendly, state-approved, and can be taken from any device, anytime.

  • Oregon 16 Hour Prelicensing Course – Complete Package

    $139.99

    Oregon Contractors are required to complete 16 hours of education prior to sitting for the state exam. Our pre-licensing package includes the course, required book for the exam, pre-printed tabs, and free shipping. We offer a fully online and inclusive educational package to prepare you to sit for the Oregon Contractors? exam. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education. With over 100,000 satisfied students and a course catalog of over 1,000 classes, we are here to help you – Invest in Yourself.

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Requirements To Complete

About This License

Commercial Contractor - May perform work on small commercial structures and large commercial structures, unlimited category where there is no restrictions on trade or type of structure. General contractors may also do specialty contractor work. New homebuilders, remodelers, and contractors who work on small nonresidential structures belong to this category.

Residential Contractor - May perform work on residential structures and small commercial structures.

Dual Endorsement - Contractor may elect to be endorsed as both a residential contractor and a commercial contractor.

Specialty Contractor - All structures or Residential Trade Specialty only. Contractors here can perform up to (2) trades or crafts (including those that are sub'd out) per job, per year. The trades can change from job to job. This category includes tree service and manufactured dwelling contractors.

Requirements to Obtaining Your License

New CCB licensees are required to complete 16 hours of training on law and business practices, and pass a state test.

  • The person that takes the training and passes the test is the Responsible Managing Individual (RMI) for the license. The RMI must be an owner in the business or a designated employee. Oregon law requires a license must always have a RMI.
  • Our 16 Hour Education is now available.
  • Must have Workers Comp
  • A valid Oregon Business I.D. # and Federal EIN #
  • Bonds and Insurance - Effective July 1st, 2008, all new applicants will be required to provide
    • Commercial General Contractor Level 1 - $75,000 BOND; $2,000,000 INSURANCE aggregate
    • Commercial General Contractor Level 2 - $20,000 BOND; $1,000,000 INSURANCE aggregate
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 1 - $50,000 BOND; $1,000,000 INSURANCE aggregate
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 2 - $20,000 BOND; $500,000 INSURANCE per occurrence
    • Commercial Developer - $20,000 BOND; $500,000 INSURANCE per occurrence
    • Residential General Contractor - $20,000 BOND; $500,000 INSURANCE per occurrence
    • Residential Specialty Contractor - $15,000 BOND; $300,000 INSURANCE per occurrence
    • Residential Limited Contractor - $10,000 BOND; $100,000 INSURANCE per occurrence
    • Residential Developer - $20,000 BOND; $500,000 INSURANCE per occurrence

Applying For Your License

Initial application $325 and renewal is every two years

Construction Contractors Board
201 High Street SE, Suite 600
Post Office Box 14140
Salem, OR 97309-5052
1-503-378-4621

If you are getting your license by mail, please allow up to 10 days for processing. If you are getting your license in person, please arrive at the board office before 4pm for same day processing.

Exam Details

  • 80 questions, 3 hours to complete
  • A 70% is required to pass
  • Open Book
  • Topics include: Contract Law, Lien Laws, Payroll & taxes, OSHA, Project Management, Building Codes & CCB
  • After you complete your 16 hour education, you can call PSI to schedule test: 1-800-733-9267
  • The exam fee is $60

Books and References for the Exam

Do you already have a course and only need the book? The following is available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-952-0910.

Only the following materials are permitted for OPEN-BOOK examinations:

  • Oregon NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management

Please note that this reference is included with our 16 Hour Education Program.

Exam Review Education

Oregon Contractors are required to complete 16 hours of education prior to sitting for the state exam. We offer the education in a home study program.

Our online contractors continuing education is one of the fastest and easiest ways to complete your required training. After completing all of the required sections, you will be able to immediately print your certificate of completion. Find a better price? We will beat it by 10%.

Our pre-licensing package includes the course, required book for the exam, pre-printed tabs, and free shipping. We offer a fully online and inclusive educational package to prepare you to sit for the Oregon Contractors’ exam. @HomePrep is a National Leader in online education.

Licensed in multiple states with similar course requirements? For a fee of $29.99 per course, we "reciprocate" your education to other states/courses. Call us at 800-952-0910 to register for multiple courses.

Continuing Education

Continuing Education is required for commercial and residential contractors.

Reciprocity Agreement

Reciprocity with other states is not available as of this time.

How It Works

1

Obtain pre-approval from the state (if applicable).

2

Purchase Exam Prep materials.

3

Schedule and pass your state exams.

4

Submit to the state your application, licensing fee, and proof of insurance.