Oregon Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship License

The Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship License allows you to do the following work:

  • Carry out traffic control duties if it is required
  • Handle heavy construction equipment, such as:
    • Bulldozers
    • Trench excavators
  • Run heavy construction equipment (light), such as:
    • Pavers
    • Backhoes
    • Motor graders
    • Paving machines
    • Pick-up machines

How to Get the Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship License in Oregon?

Before applying, note that, first, previous experience with physical and volunteer work, punctuality, and consistent work history are all taken into account during the application process. If you don't have previous experience in the Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship field, consider applying for a pre-apprenticeship program. Second, having a criminal record is not a work impediment.

  1. Meet the following basic requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma; refer to the list of apprenticeship trades to determine if a High School Diploma is needed
    • Possess certain physical skills depending on the type of work to be carried out
    • Have no issue with transportation to local or out-of-town areas and job sites
  2. Choose between the available programs for the Grading/Paving Operator Apprenticeship, making sure that applications are being accepted:
  3. Submit your application through the official program website:
  4. Present an interview and take the corresponding exams for the chosen program