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.
Bonds and Insurance - Effective July 1st, 2008, all new applicants will be required to provide
Work that can be Done Under 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.
Applying to get your License
$325 and a biennial renewal fee of $214
Construction Contractors Board
700 Summer NE, Suite 300
Post Office Box 14140
Salem, OR 97309-5052
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.
Reciprocity with other states is not available as of this time.
Continuing Education is required for commercial and residential contractors.
Books and References for the Exam
These books are 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:
Please note that this reference is included with our 16 Hour Education Program.