Oregon Residential Limited (RLC) Contractor License

The Residential Limited (RLC) Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Supervise, arrange, and perform unlimited unrelated building trades for residential or small commercial structure projects
  • Perform work for a maximum of $40,000 in gross annual volume
  • Contracts up to $5,000
  • Work not exceeding $5,000 per job site per year
  • If gross construction business volume exceeds $40,000 during the year:
    • Notify the Construction Contractors Board
    • Change endorsement
    • Increase bond and insurance coverage

How to Get the Residential Limited (RLC) Contractor’s 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. Pay and schedule the examination
    3. Refer to PSI©’s Residential Limited (RLC) Exam 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
  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 Construction Contractors Board’s requirements. The amount of the bond is determined as follows:
    • Residential Limited Contractor: $10,000
  7. Give proof of liability insurance. The amount of liability insurance needed is determined as follows:
    • Residential Limited Contractor: $100,000 per occurrence
  8. Get workers' compensation insurance if planning to hire employees
  9. Obtain other employer account numbers and state and federal tax numbers by the Oregon’s Department of Revenue and the Internal Revenue Service
  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 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 Residential Limited (RLC) Contractor License Exam

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Oregon Residential Limited (RLC) 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© Residential Limited (RLC) Oregon Construction Contractors Official Content Outline

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