Oregon Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Contractor License

The Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Different activities depending on the kind of job that is being carried out
  • Perform work involving unrelated building trades (1 or 2) for commercial projects of all sizes

Level 1 and Level 2 contractors may perform similar tasks and amounts of work.

How to Get the Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Contractor’s License in Oregon?

  1. Be at least 18 years old
  2. Complete a minimum of 16 hours of pre-license training. Refer to Oregon’s list of approved providers
  3. Take and pass the contractor examination with PSI©:
    1. Sign in or register on PSI©’s examination website
    2. Choose the examination corresponding to the license
    3. Pay and schedule the test
    4. Refer to PSI©’s Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Exam Candidate Information Bulletin for more information on the exam
  4. Select a Responsible Managing Individual (RMI) to take the training program and the exam:
    • The RMI can be an owner, officer, partner, or employee of the business applying for the license
    • To be accepted as an RMI, the individual must:
      • Complete the 16-hour training and pass the trade exam, or
      • Pass the NASCLA commercial contractor national exam and the Oregon contractor exam, or
      • Provide more than one license number associated with the RMI before July 1st, 2000, up to the application date
  5. Register the business applying for the license. For more information on how to set up a business, check Oregon’s Start a Business Guide
  6. Fill out and submit a commercial surety bond. Take into account CCB surety bond requirements. The amount of the bond is determined as follows:
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 1: $50,000
  7. Provide proof of liability insurance. The amount of liability insurance is determined as follows:
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor, Level 1: $1,000,000 aggregate
  8. Obtain worker’s compensation insurance if planning to hire employees
  9. Obtain other employer account numbers and state and federal tax numbers from the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service
  10. Fill out the form that corresponds to the preferred application type:
  11. Submit the application, including the original surety bond, the insurance certificate, and the fee for a two-year license to:
    P.O. Box 14140
    Salem, OR 97309-5052
    201 High St SE, Ste. 600
    Salem, OR 97301

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Oregon Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Contractor License Exam

Below is all the information related to the trade exam, including the official reference list.

Oregon Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Construction Contractors Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 80
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 180 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 56 Questions (70%)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Oregon Construction Contractor Laws and Regulations (18)
    • Choosing Your Business Structure (4)
    • Hiring and Managing Employees (7)
    • Working with Subcontractors (2)
    • Contracts (9)
    • Oregon Lien Law (5)
    • Bidding and Estimating (6)
    • Scheduling and Project Management (5)
    • Oregon Building Codes (4)
    • Jobsite Safety (4)
    • Environmental Factors (4)
    • Building Exterior Shell (4)
    • Financial Management (4)
    • Tax Basics (4)
  • PSI© Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Oregon Construction Contractors Official Content Outline

Oregon Commercial Specialty Level 1 (CSC1) Contractor Book Set

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