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16 Hour Pre-Licensing Course

Oregon

Contractor Licensing & Exam Prep

In Oregon, anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property needs a license. Contractor licenses are administered by the Construction Contractors Board. The first step to becoming a licensed contractor in Oregon is to complete the 16 hour pre-licensing course.

Our state-approved online course can be taken anywhere you have internet access. If you are looking for the easiest way to prepare and pass the Oregon Contractor exam, RocketCert is the answer. Our Pre-License Bundle has the book, custom printed tabs, and highlighting guides to show you exactly what to highlight for the exam. Set yourself apart from the crowd with the only education designed to Accelerate and Advance Your Career. Hit the button below to see our courses and bundles, or scroll on down to find more details on state requirements. Feel free to send us a message on our live chat box or give us a call, and we'll answer any of your questions.

Individual taking the required 16 hour pre-licensing course and exam prep for Oregon online with RocketCert

Oregon 16 Hour Pre-Licensing & Book Bundle

$182 $159

Required course that is fully state approved.

  • Instant Online Access to the course
  • Start & Stop as needed
  • Highlighting Guides - We show you exactly what to study
  • Section quizzes designed to pinpoint areas of improvement
  • Practice Exams - You'll know exactly what to expect when you sit for the real thing
  • Professional test-taking tips to help keep you calm and focused on exam day

Plus the following:

  • Oregon NASCLA Contractor's Reference Manual
  • Pre-Printed Permanent Tabs
  • State/testing agency are notified the following day after completion.
  • Instructor Support
  • No Pass No Pay Policy
  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device

How do I apply for an Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) license?

To apply for your Oregon contractor license, contact the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) at 503-378-4621 or visit oregon.gov/ccb.


Continuing education is required for each renewal, and the hours vary for either residential or commercial licenses. The state of Oregon does not have any reciprocity agreements.


With RocketCert, our education is written by a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our Oregon contractor exam prep is guaranteed to help you pass the exam, and is backed with our no pass, no pay policy. We pride ourselves on providing industry leading customer service. Also, if you find a better original price on any online course that we offer, we will beat it by 10%.


RocketCert customer studying to pass their State exam through the RocketCert website or on the mobile app.

Designate a RMI

The Responsible Managing Individual is a designated employee or an owner of the business who will complete the required training and pass the State exam.

Complete Pre-License Training

16 hours of training on law and business practices is required by anyone obtaining an Oregon contractors license. Our program is designed to help you pass the State exam on the first attempt. It comes with online education, the NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law, and Project Management, practice tests, and printed tabs.

PASS THE STATE EXAM

After studying with RocketCert, you will be on your way to passing the required State exam(s) (see below). Contact PSI at 855-746-8170 to begin this process. Testing centers are setup throughout the State in larger cities.

Legal Items

Before completing your license application, you will need to file with the Oregon Secretary of State, submit a surety bond, provide proof of insurance (General Liability and Worker's Compensation if you have employees), and obtain appropriate Tax IDs.

APPLY FOR YOUR LICENSE

After completing all the steps above, it will be time to submit your Oregon contractor's license application through the CCB. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Learn more about how we can assist with our Application Processing Program.

Requirements

What are the requirements to getting an Oregon Contractor's license?

Dual endorsement must meet the requirements of both Residential and Commercial.

Oregon Residential Contractor RequirementsResidential Contractor License

  • Complete 16 Hour Course
  • Pass State exam
  • Business name, corporation, or LLC registered with the state
  • $20,000 CCB Residential surety bond
  • $500,000 per occurrence General Liability Insurance
  • If hiring employees: Workers Compensation Insurance

Oregon Commercial Contractor RequirementsCommercial Contractor License

Level 1
  • Complete 16 Hour Course
  • Pass State exam
  • 8 years' experience
  • $75,000 CCB Commercial surety bond
  • $2 million aggregate insurance
  • If hiring employees: Workers Compensation Insurance
Level 2
  • Complete 16 Hour Course
  • Pass State exam
  • 4 years' experience
  • $20,000 CCB Commercial surety bond
  • $1 million aggregate insurance
  • If hiring employees: Workers Compensation Insurance

Oregon Residential Specialty RequirementsResidential Specialty Contractor License

  • Complete 16 Hour Course
  • Pass State exam
  • $15,000 Residential Surety bond
  • $300,000 per occurrence General Liability insurance
  • If hiring employees: Workers Compensation Insurance

Oregon Contractor Exam Details

Which exam do I need to take?

To schedule your exam, visit psiexams.com or call 855-746-8170.

Exam details Oregon Contractor Exam


  • Total Questions: 80
  • Passing Score: 70% correct
  • Time: 180 minutes
  • OPEN BOOK

Topics include: Oregon Contractor Laws and Regulations; Business Structure; Managing Employees; Subcontractors; Contracts; Lien Law; Bidding & Estimating; Scheduling & Project Management; Oregon Building Codes; Safety; Building Exterior Shell; Environmental; Financial Management; Tax Basics

More details NASCLA Commercial Contractor Exam


If you have passed the NASCLA Commercial Contractor exam, you will not need to sit for this course. However, the Business and Law exam must still be passed.

Visit our NASLCLA Commercial Contractor exam page for more details.

About our Study Materials

How do I pass the exam?

The Oregon contractor exam is open book. Our package includes the NASCLA Contractor's Reference Manual, which can be used during the exam. This reference is permitted to be tabbed and highlighted! Unfortunately, our online course is NOT permitted to be accessed during the State exam.

The pre-licensing course is state approved and will provide a foundation of success for your business. The exam prep includes math and accounting, highlighting guides covering the topics your exam is based on, practice questions for the reference, and unlimited attempts on our "test simulation".

Online Exam Prep Includes:

  • Math & Accounting Lessons - Here, we teach you math concepts and how to solve accounting questions on test day.
  • Highlighting Guides - Introduce the critical information in your book(s). This will familiarize you with each book’s content and its layout.
  • Quizzes - These practice quizzes are based on each individual book/reference. They reinforce key concepts.
  • Test Simulation / Practice Exam - Comprehensive exams randomly generated from our database of questions. Test simulations are restricted by time, and hints are disabled. Test simulations are as close to the real exam as you can get.
  • Guide to Tabbing - This section includes tabbing books and other test taking strategies to keep calm and focused during the exam.

CCB License Endorsements / License Types

What kinds of licenses are available?

Contractors with a residential endorsement may work on residential and small commercial structures.
Contractors with a commercial endorsement may work on both large and small commercial projects.
Contractors that perform work on residential and large commercial structures must have both a residential and a commercial endorsement.


Residential Endorsements

Endorsement Classifications Scope of Work Limitations Bond and Insurance
Residential General Contractor (RGC) These contractors may supervise, arrange for, or perform (partly or completely) an unlimited number of unrelated building trades involving any residential or small commercial structure or project. Residential General Contractors may perform the same work as residential specialty contractors. $20,000 residential bond

$500,000 per occurrence insurance
Residential Specialty Contractor (RSC) These contractors perform work involving one or two unrelated building trades for residential or small commercial projects. Alternatively, these residential contractors may perform work on a single property involving three or more unrelated building trades if the contract for labor and materials is $2,500 or less.
The building trades may change from job to job. Example: A residential specialty contractor may perform masonry & roofing work on one project & concrete work on another
$15,000 residential bond

$300,000 per occurrence insurance
Residential Limited Contractor (RLC)
These contractors may supervise, arrange, and/or perform an unlimited number of unrelated building trades involving residential or small commercial structure projects that meet all of the following:
1. Will not perform work exceeding $40,000 in gross volume.
2. Will not enter into contracts to perform work as a contractor that exceeds $5,000
3. Will not perform work that exceeds $5,000 per job site per year.
4. Understands that if gross construction business volume exceeds $40,000 during the year, the law requires the contractor to immediately notify the CCB, change their endorsement, and increase their bond and insurance coverage, if required.

This is for part-time contractors who, for example, build for a hobby, build for retirees, or for maintenance type of services.
CCB may inspect Oregon Department of Revenue tax records to verify business volume.
$10,000 residential bond

$100,000 per occurrence insurance
Residential Developer (RD)
These contractors meet all of the following:
1. Owns properties, or an interest in the properties, on which it arranges for construction work;
2. Arranges for construction work or improvement of residential or small commercial real property, with the intent to sell the property;
3. Acts in association with one or more licensed general contractors who have sole responsibility for overseeing all phases of construction activity on the property; and
4. Does not perform any construction work on the property.
This classification is for residential developers who arrange for the construction of structures, or development of property, that they intend to sell.
$20,000 residential bond

$500,000 per occurrence insurance

Commercial Endorsements

Endorsement Classifications Scope of Work Limitations Bond and Insurance
Commercial General Contractor Level 1 (CGC1) These contractors may supervise, arrange for, or perform (partly or completely) an unlimited number of unrelated building trades involving any small or large commercial structure or project

Level 1 & 2 contractors can perform the same work.

Experience
A level 1 contractor must have 8 years of construction experience
A level 2 contractor must have 4 years of construction experience
Commercial general contractors may perform the same work as commercial specialty contractors. $75,000 commercial bond

$2 million aggregated insurance
Commercial General Contractor Level 2 (CGC2) $20,000 commercial bond

$1 million aggregate insurance
Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 1 (CSC1)
These contractors perform work involving one of two unrelated building trades for small or large commercial projects.

Level 1 and 2 contractors can perform the same work.

Experience
A level 1 contractor must have 8 years of construction experience
A level 2 contractor must have 4 years of construction experience
The building trades may change from job to job. For example, a commercial specialty contractor may perform masonry and roofing work on one project and concrete work on another. $50,000 commercial bond

$1 million aggregate insurance
Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 2 (CSC2)

$20,000 commercial bond

$500,000 per occurrence insurance
Commercial Developer (CD)
These contractors meet all of the following:
1. The licensee owns the properties, or an interest in the properties, on which it arranges for construction work;
2. The licensee arranges for construction work or improvement of small or large commercial real property, with the intent to sell the property;
3. The licensee acts in association with one or more licensed general contractors who have sole responsibility for overseeing all phases of construction activity on the property; and
4. The licensee does not perform any construction work on the property.
This classification if for commercial developers who arrange for the construction of structures, or the development of property, that they intend to sell. $20,000 commercial bond

$500,000 per occurrence insurance

Restricted Residential Endorsements

Endorsement Classifications Scope of Work Limitations Bond and Insurance
Home Services Contractor (HSC)
Licensed contractors with an HSC endorsement may operate a business offering service, repair or replacement under a home services (warranty) agreement. HSC can perform no other contractor activities. $10,000 residential bond

$100,000 per occurrence insurance
Residential Locksmith Services Contractor (RLSC)
Contractors with an RLSC endorsement may operate a business offering locksmith services. RLSC contractors can perform other contractor activities
$10,000 residential bond

$100,000 per occurrence insurance
Home Inspector Services Contractor (HISC)
Contractors with an HISC endorsement may operate a business offering home inspection services.
HISC contractors can perform no other contractor activities
$10,000 residential bond

$100,000 per occurrence insurance
Home Energy Performance Score Contractor (HEPSC)
Contractors with an HEPSC endorsement may operate a business issuing home energy performance scores.
HEPSC contractors can perform no other contractor activities
$10,000 residential bond

$100,000 per occurrence insurance
Residential Restoration Contractor (RRC)
Contractors with an RRC endorsement may operate a business offering restoration services for residential and small commercial structures.
RRC contractors can perform no other contractor activities
$10,000 residential bond

$100,000 per occurrence insurance
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