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16 Hour Pre-Licensing Course


Contractor Licensing, Education & Exam Prep

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 buttton below to see our current courses and bundles, or scroll on down to find more details on state requirements, the application process, or who you can contact for more information. If you still have questions, drop a chat at the bottom of your screen or give us a call.

  • $159 $139
    16 Hour
Individual taking the required 16 hour pre-licensing course and exam prep for Oregon online with RocketCert
Scope of work

What type of work can be done with this license?

Licensed Contractor in Oregon
  • Residential Contractor

    Performs work on small commercial structures and residential structures.

  • Commercial Contractor

    Performs work on small and large commercial structures with no restrictions on trade or type of structure. There is no difference between Level 1 and Level 2 endorsements. It is assumed that contractors working on larger projects may select the Level 1 endorsement.

  • Residential Specialty Contractor

    Performs work involving one or two unrelated building trades. For example, masonry and roofing on one project, concrete on another.

  • Dual Endorsement

    Combines the abilites of a Commercial and a Residential Contractor, allowing for nearly any type of work to be performed.

Requirements & steps

What are the requirements to getting a license?

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

Oregon Residential Contractor RequirementsResidential
  • 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

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
  • 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

How do I obtain a license?

To apply for your license, contact the Oregon 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. Oregon does not have any reciprocity agreements.

With RocketCert, our education is written but a combination of professional educators and industry professionals. Our 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 price, we will beat it by 20%.

Oregon 16 Hour Pre-Licensing Course
Oregon Contractor Exam Prep
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.


This course is required to be completed by anyone obtaining a contractor's license in Oregon. 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.


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.


After completing all the steps above, it will be time to apply through the CCB to obtain your Oregon Contractors License. Have questions or concerns with this process (or just a lack of time)? Our licensing specialists can help you with the process.


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

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.

Pre-Licensing, Exam Prep, & Books

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".

Oregon 16 Hour Pre-Licensing & Book Bundle



Required course that is fully state approved.

  • Oregon NASCLA Contractor's Reference Manual
  • Rapid Shipping
  • Pre-Printed Permanent Tabs
  • 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:

  • Lifetime Access from nearly any device
About Us

Why should I choose RocketCert?

At RocketCert, we strive to be the best (while having fun in the process). This means having not only the best quality of education, but also industry leading technology. Best yet, we are here for you 7 days a week. Have a question or comment? Give us a call or contact us to send us a message. Ready to begin? Select from the training below and start immediately. Of course, you can resume later!


Why pay for something knowing your time with it is limited? At RocketCert, we believe in offering lifetime access to your training, even though it will not be needed.


Our education is written industry experts. We believe in helping you with your career, and that help begins with offering best in class education.


We are here for you. Have a question? Need support? Our team is available 7 days a week for technical support. We pride ourselves in taking care of you.


Our training is available 24/7 and you can start and stop as needed. With our mobile ready courses, you can take from nearly any device at any location.

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