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Construction Contractors Board Licenses

The Construction Contractors Board (CCB) is an Oregon agency responsible for administering the application and issuing process of construction licenses. CCB also works towards preventing and resolving problems in the construction industry through law enforcement, dispute resolution, and education.

CCB has three license categories: residential licenses, commercial licenses, and specialty licenses. This chart has all the information needed for applicants to select the proper endorsement, following Oregon's legislature, Chapter 701.

Residential Construction Contractor Licenses

  • Home Energy Performance Score Contractor (HEPSC)
  • Home Inspector Services Contractor (HISC)
  • Home Services Contractor (HSC)
  • Residential Developer (RD)
  • Residential General Contractor (RGC)
  • Residential Limited Contractor (RLC)
  • Residential Locksmith Services Contractor (RLSC)
  • Residential Restoration Contractor (RRC)
  • Residential Specialty Contractor (RSC)

How to Apply for a Construction Residential Contractor License in Oregon?

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Complete a minimum of 16 hours of pre-license training with one of Oregon’s approved providers.
  3. Take and pass the trade examination with PSI©:
    1. Sign in or register on PSI©’s examination website.
    2. Select the examination corresponding to the chosen license.
    3. Pay and schedule the examination.
    4. Refer to PSI©’s CCB Examination Candidate Information Bulletin for more information on the test.
  4. Select a Responsible Managing Individual (RMI) to take the training program and the exam:
    • The RMI is 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 with a period before July 1st, 2000, up to the application date.
    • Designate an RMI if applying to the following residential licenses only:
      • Residential General Contractor (RGC)
      • Residential Limited Contractor (RLC)
      • Residential Specialty Contractor (RSC)
  5. Register the business applying for the license. For more information on how to set up a business, refer to Oregon Start a Business Guide.
  6. Fill out and submit a residential surety bond form, meeting CCB’s requirements. The amount of the bond is determined as follows:
    • Residential general contractor: $20,000
    • Residential specialty contractor: $15,000
    • Residential limited contractor: $10,000
    • Residential developer: $20,000
    • Home services contractor: $10,000
    • Residential locksmith services contractor: $10,000
    • Home inspector services contractor: $10,000
    • Home performance score contractor: $10,000
  7. Give proof of liability insurance. The amount of liability insurance needed is determined as follows:
    • Residential General Contractor: $500,000 per occurrence
    • Residential Specialty Contractor: $300,000 per occurrence
    • Residential Limited Contractor: $100,000 per occurrence
    • Residential Developer: $500,000 per occurrence
    • Home Services Contractor: $100,000 per occurrence
    • Residential Locksmith Services Contractor: $100,000 per occurrence
    • Home Inspector Services Contractor: $100,000 per occurrence
    • Home Performance Score Contractor: $100,000 per occurrence
  8. Get worker’s compensation insurance if planning to hire employees.
  9. Refer to Oregon’s Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service since other employer account numbers and state and federal tax numbers may be needed.
  10. Fill out the form that corresponds to your application type:
  11. Submit the application, including the original surety bond, the insurance certificate, and the $325 fee for a two-year license to:
    P.O. Box 14140
    Salem, OR 97309-5052
    201 High St SE, Ste. 600
    Salem, OR 97301

Commercial Construction Contractor Licenses

  • Commercial Developer (CD)
  • Commercial General Contractor Level 1 (CGC1)
  • Commercial General Contractor Level 2 (CGC2)
  • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 1 (CSC1)
  • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 2 (CSC2)

How to Apply for a Construction Commercial Contractor 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 CCB Examination 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 bonds requirements. The amount of the bond is determined as follows:
    • Commercial General Contractor Level 1: $75,000
    • Commercial General Contractor Level 2: $20,000
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 1: $50,000
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor Level 2: $20,000
    • Commercial Developer: $20,000
  7. Provide proof of liability insurance. The amount of liability insurance is determined as follows:
    • Commercial General Contractor, Level 1: $2,000,000 aggregate
    • Commercial General Contractor, Level 2: $1,000,000 aggregate
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor, Level 1: $1,000,000 aggregate
    • Commercial Specialty Contractor, Level 2: $500,000 per occurrence
    • Commercial Developer: $500,000 per occurrence
  8. Obtain worker’s compensation insurance if planning to hire employees.
  9. Refer to the Oregon Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service since other employer account numbers and state and federal tax numbers may be needed.
  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 $325 fee for a two-year license to:
    P.O. Box 14140
    Salem, OR 97309-5052
    201 High St SE, Ste. 600
    Salem, OR 97301

Specialty Construction Contractor Licenses

  • Construction Flagging
  • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology (EEST)
  • Home Energy Assessor Certification
  • Home Inspector Certification
  • Lead Abatement
  • Lead-Based Paint Inspector
  • Lead-Based Paint Renovation
  • Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor
  • Lead-Based Paint Supervisor
  • Lead-Based Paint Worker
  • Lead Inspection
  • Locksmith Certification

How to Apply for a Construction Specialty Contractor License in Oregon?

  1. Be at least 18 years of age.
  2. Meet the educational requirements for each license:
    • Construction Flagging:
      • No educational requirements.
    • Energy Efficiency and Sustainable Technology:
    • Home Energy Assessor Certification:
      • Complete a training program approved by the Oregon Department of Energy and submit the completion certificate to:
        Oregon Department of Energy, HEPS Program,
        550 Capitol St NE,
        Salem OR 97301

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    • Home Inspector Certification:
      • No educational requirements. However, Oregon has a list of approved providers if interested in taking a pre-license course.
    • Lead Abatement:
      • No educational requirements.
    • Lead-Based Paint Inspector:
      • No educational requirements
    • Lead-Based Paint Renovation:
    • Lead-Based Paint Risk Assessor:
      • No educational requirements.
    • Lead-Based Paint Supervisor:
      • No educational requirements.
    • Lead-Based Paint Worker:
      • No educational requirements.
    • Lead Inspection:
      • No educational requirements.
    • Locksmith Certification:
      • No educational requirements.
  3. Fill out the application form for the chosen license:
  4. Take and pass the Oregon contractor examination if applying to the following specialty licenses:
  5. Complete a surety bond form if applying for the Construction Flagging contractor license.
  6. Submit the application form of the chosen license with the license application fee to:
    P.O. Box 14140
    Salem, OR 97309-5052
    201 High St SE, Ste. 600
    Salem, OR 97301

Useful links for Construction Contractors Board Licenses in Oregon

Important Contact Information for Construction Contractors Board Licenses

Construction Contractors Board

CCB Website
(503) 378-4621
Fax: (503) 373-2007​
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201 High St. SE, Suite 600
Salem, OR 97301

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