Oregon Landscape Contractor License Short Examination

An applicant that is taking the Practical Skill Test has the option of taking a Short Form of the trade exam. This does not mean the traditional long-form examination is being replaced. If you do not take the Practice Skills Test, the Short Form will not be taken into consideration.

Landscape Trades - Short Exam

The following Landscape trades have the option of a Short Examination with their Practical Skill Test:

  • Short Form: Plants & Turf
  • Time limit: 50 minutes
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Short Form: Design, Grading & Drainage
  • Time Limit: 50 minutes
  • Passing Score: 75%
  • Short Form: Irrigation
  • Time Limit: 100 minutes
  • Passing score: 75%
Plants & Turf
Topics# of Questions
Estimating/Plan Reading 4
Plant Exposure 3
Plant Type 4
Plant Use and Size 5
Turfgrass 4
Water and Soil Requirements 5
Total Questions: 25
Oregon Plants & Turf Construction Bulletin

Design, Grading & Drainage
Topics# of Questions
Planting on Structures 3
Drainage Materials 2
Effects of Grading 3
Erosion Control 3
Plan Reading – Drainage 3
Soil Types 2
Surface/Subsurface Drainage 2
Soil Science 2
Safety 5
Total Questions: 25
Oregon Design, Grading & Drainage Construction Bulletin

Irrigation
Topics# of Questions
Design 13
Electrical 5
Hydraulics 8
Pipe/Fittings 7
Plan Questions – Irrigation 5
Plant Culture – Irrigation 5
Winterizing 3
Scheduling 4
Total Questions: 50
Oregon Irrigation Construction Bulletin

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