Oregon Planting Contractor License

The Planting Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Plan for, grading, and drainage services for the installation of:
    • Lawns
    • Shrubs
    • Vines
    • Trees
    • Nursery stock
  • Prepare property for, install and repair artificial turf

How to Get the Planting Contractor’s License in Oregon?

  1. Meet the exam qualification requirements:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Satisfy at least one of the requirements listed down below:
      • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the landscaping field
      • An associate's, bachelor's, or master's degree in horticulture or a similar field
      • 72 credit hours from an accredited school in horticulture or related fields
      • Hold a Landscape Industry Exterior Technician certification from the National Association of Landscape Professionals
      • A valid Certified Professional Membership with the Association of Professional Landscape Designers
      • Other related individual-certified memberships
  2. Fill out the application. The application can be submitted through the application portal or by filling out the printable form
  3. Schedule the examination with PSI©:
    1. Sign in or register
    2. Take and pass the following portions of the landscape examination:
      • Plants & Turf
      • Design, Grading and Drainage
      • Laws, Rules and Business Practices
    3. Refer to the PSI© Candidate Information Bulletin and the LCB exam resource materials for more information on the test
    4. Schedule and pay for the examination
  4. Wait for an email from the Board notifying you of their decision after passing the exam
  5. Expect an email with the information to activate an account for accessing the individual portal once the application is approved

Oregon Planting Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

  • Login credentials emailed upon enrollment

    Unlimited access (no time limits)

    Lecture videos

    Practice questions

    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

    $525.00
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  • Login credentials emailed upon enrollment

    Unlimited access (no time limits)

    Lecture videos

    Practice questions

    Key concepts

    Step-by-step solutions to math problems

    $340.00
    $340.00

Oregon Planting Contractor License Exams

Below is all the information related to the trade and Laws, Rules and Business Practices exams, including the official reference lists.

Oregon Planting Contractor Plants & Turf Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based at a Test Center
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 100
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 100 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 38 questions (75%)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Estimating/Plan Reading (6)
    • Plant Exposure (5)
    • Plant ID (3)
    • Plant Type (8)
    • Plant Use and Size (10)
    • Planting/Staking (4)
    • Turfgrass (6)
    • Water and Soil Requirements (8)
  • PSI© Plants & Turf Official Content Outline

Oregon Planting Contractor Design, Grading and Drainage Trade Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based at a Test Center
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 100 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 38 questions (75%)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • Planting on Structures (3)
    • Cut and Fill (3)
    • Drainage Materials (2)
    • Effects of Grading (3)
    • Erosion Control (4)
    • Grading/Drainage Calculations (4)
    • Plan Reading – Drainage (3)
    • Soil Types (3)
    • Surface/Subsurface Drainage (3)
    • Surveying (3)
    • Soil Science (5)
    • Safety (7)
    • Design (7)
  • PSI© Design, Grading and Drainage Official Content Outline

Oregon Planting Contractor Laws, Rules and Business Practices Exam

  • Testing Method: Computer-based at a Test Center
  • Testing Company: PSI©
  • Number of Questions: 50
  • Types of Questions: Multiple choice
  • Time Allowed: 100 Minutes
  • Minimum Passing Score: 38 questions (75%)
  • Subjects Involved (No. of Questions):
    • License Requirements (6)
    • Insurance/Bonding (4)
    • Employment Law (6)
    • Contracts (4)
    • Supervision (4)
    • Claims/Dispute Resolution (4)
    • Lien Law (4)
    • Building Codes/Permits (4)
    • Safety/Hazard Communication (6)
    • Communications (4)
    • Estimating (4)
  • PSI© Laws, Rules and Business Practices Official Content Outline

Oregon Planting Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Planting and Laws, Rules and Business Practices exams. Orders placed before 2 PM are shipped the same day via UPS and a tracking number is emailed before 3 PM.

  • OREGON PLANTING - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $226.57
  • OREGON PLANTING - BOOK SET WITH TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $276.57

Oregon Plants & Turf Exam Books

Books Allowed in Testing

Oregon Design, Grading and Drainage Exam Books

Books Allowed in Testing

Oregon Planting Laws, Rules and Business Practices Exam Books

Books Allowed in Testing

The Landscape Construction book applies for the Plants & Turf and the Design, Grading and Drainage examinations.
The Oregon Guide for Landscaping Contractors OSHA applies for the Design, Grading and Drainage and the Planting Laws, Rules and Business Practices exams.