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Oregon Contractors License and Education ($129)

License Requirements

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.
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  • 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
Work Under this License

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.

Applications for a License

Applying to get 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

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 Agreements

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

Continuing Education

Continuing Education

Continuing Education is required for commercial and residential contractors.


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

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:

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

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

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Steps to Licensure

  • Complete the required training and pass CCB’s statewide test.
  • File your assumed business name, LLC or corporation with OR Corporation Division.
  • Submit a CCB surety bond.
  • Provide proof of general liability insurance.
  • Provide evidence of worker’s comp. and other employer account numbers if applicable.
  • Submit a completed CCB application with the $325 fee for two years.