Oregon Standard Landscape Contractor License

The Standard Landscape Contractor License allows you to do the following work:

  • Plan for, install and repair:
    • Lawns
    • Shrubs
    • Vines
    • Trees
    • Nursery stock
    • Artificial turf
  • Prepare property for planting and artificial turf
  • Work on:
    • Fences
    • Decks
    • Arbors
    • Patios
    • Landscape edging
    • Driveways
    • Walkways
    • Retaining walls
    • Low voltage lighting
    • Water features
    • Drainage systems
  • Remove:
    • Trees
    • Grind
    • Stump
    • Guy limbs

How to Get the Standard Landscape 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
      • 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
      • Hardscaping
      • 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 Standard Landscape Contractor License Exam Prep Courses

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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 Standard Landscape 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 Standard Landscape 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 Standard Landscape 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 Standard Landscape Contractor Hardscaping 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):
    • Estimating/Plan Reading (4)
    • Concrete/Masonry (7)
    • Decks/Arbors (6)
    • Fences/Gates (4)
    • Low Voltage Lighting (5)
    • Lumber/Fasteners (3)
    • Paving (4)
    • Project Layout (3)
    • .Retaining Walls (7)
    • Steps/Stairs (2)
    • Water Features (5)
  • PSI© Hardscaping Official Content Outline

Oregon Standard Landscape 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 Standard Landscape Contractor Book Set

This set of books includes all required references for the Standard Landscape 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 STANDARD LANDSCAPE - BOOK SET WITHOUT TABS INCLUDES ALL BOOKS FOR TRADE AND BUSINESS EXAMS

    Sales price: $226.57
  • OREGON STANDARD LANDSCAPE - 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 Hardscaping Exam Book

Book Allowed in Testing

Oregon Design, Grading and Drainage Exam Books

Books Allowed in Testing

Oregon Standard Landscape Laws, Rules and Business Practices Exam Books

Books Allowed in Testing

The Landscape Construction guidebook is needed for the Plants & Turf, the Hardscaping and the Design, Grading and Drainage examinations.
The Laws, Rules and Business Practices Guide is needed for the Laws, Rules and Business Practices examination, and for both the Irrigation and Backflow sections.