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Oregon Construction Contractor License Training Course

Oregon Pre-License 16 Hours Online Course

Required education to get an Oregon CCB contractor license.

Online Oregon contractor license course. CCB-approved. Includes textbook, online video, and practice quiz questions. We price-match!
$84.00 $159.00

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Bound Textbook

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Practice Tests

Large bank of test questions familiarize you with licensing exam topics.

Includes Video

Video segments highlight important points

Our Oregon Construction Contractor License Training Course is the STATE-APPROVED education necessary for you to qualify for your CCB licensing exam. This package includes the CCB-required NASCLA Contractors Manual (spiral-bound softcover book), an online review video course, and with many optional practice tests questions to help you prepare for the state exam.

OnlineEd has been offering CCB-approved construction contracting education since 2010. We have helped THOUSANDS of students to start a career as a construction contractor!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is This Course For?

This is a construction contracting pre-license course. It is intended for persons that want to run their own construction contracting business. Running your own business requires a construction contractor license from the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB).

How To Get A Contractors License In Oregon

To get your CCB license:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must complete a 16 hour pre-license course. (The product on this page)
  • You must pass a CCB licensing exam.
  • You must submit a license application to the CCB.
  • You must be free of construction debt.
  • You must have a record clear of certain criminal convictions.

Everything you need to know about getting your license can be found on the CCB website:

The CCB puts out a handy brochure that includes a checklist of everything you need to do to get a properly licensed Oregon construction business up and running.

Do I Need An Oregon Contractors License?

According to the Oregon CCB, "Anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property needs a license." This includes: Roofing, Siding, Painting, Carpentry, Floor covering, Concrete, Heating, Air conditioning, Electrical, Plumbing, Tree servicing, Repair of attached appliances), Manufactured dwelling installation, Land development, Handyman services, Home inspection, Most construction and repair services.

Read more about who needs a license on the CCB website.

Do I Qualify For An Exemption?

Persons that do NOT need a CCB license are limited mainly to licensed Property Managers and persons doing cleanup work such as pressure washing, gutter cleaning, construction site debris removal, and yard maintenance.

Read more about who needs a license on the CCB website.

What Is The Process To Apply For A License?

  1. Complete a 16-hour pre-license course.
  2. Pass the CCB licensing exam.
  3. For new businesses, get a business license.
  4. Get insurance and a surety bond.
  5. Submit a contractor license application to the CCB.

Taking a contracting pre-license course is the first step in the process of getting a CCB license in Oregon. Oregon is somewhat unique in this regard. Most states do not require a specific pre-license class. If you have previously worked as a contractor in another state, you must still take the pre-license class and pass the CCB licensing exam. You can sign up and start taking your course right now!

How Hard Is The Pre-License Course?

The Oregon CCB only requires that you spend 16 hours studying the course. What and how you choose to study are up to you. You are not required to pass a final exam to earn credit for the pre-license course. In that sense, it is very easy! The course comes with a hard-copy textbook, online review videos, and optional practice questions to help you study for the state exam.

How Hard Is The Licensing Exam?

The CCB exam is an open-book test. This means you can bring your textbook and margin notes with you to the exam! The test includes 80 multiple choice questions. You will have 3 hours to complete the test. You must score 70% to pass the exam. If you studied the textbook, took our license prep tests, and reviewed the videos, you should have no problem passing the official CCB licensing exam.

How Much Does It Cost To Get A CCB License?

Besides the cost of this pre-license course, it currently costs $325 to submit a CCB license application, and $60 to take the license exam. A new business license is $50. Your construction business must be insured and bonded. The costs for insurance and bonding varies depending on your credit rating and the type of business you conduct.

What is OnlineEd?

OnlineEd is a CCB-approved contractor license school. We have been offering contractor license training since 2009. We have trained thousands of students with our combination of online learning and NASCLA textbooks. Online training helps keep costs down when compared to in-class education. This means your education with OnlineEd costs much less than other schools and you get the convenience of completing the course whenever and wherever you want.

Package Summary

Price: $84.00 (USD)
$159.00 ($75.00 Discount)
+ $3.50 Shipping and Handling
Credit Hours: 16
Category: Vocational Training > Contracting > License Training > Oregon
Purpose: Required education to get an Oregon CCB contractor license.
Features: textbook, practice tests, online video

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Oregon Construction Contractor License Training

Credit Hours Provided: 16

This Oregon construction license course will prepare you to take the Oregon state test to obtain a CCB license to conduct business as a construction contractor.

If you already have a copy of the NASCLA manual and just want to purchase this course at a discounted price to use as a study guide, please contact our student support specialists at 503-670-9278.

The Online Presentations of the course are broken up into the same 14 chapters as the NASCLA Contractors Guide. Each chapter contains an audio/video presentation that covers the important points from the material. Reading, hearing, and seeing will help you to remember the material for the licensing exam. MP3 downloads are also available.

You will learn about the following topics:

  1. Getting a contractor's license
  2. Choosing your business structure
  3. Handling employees
  4. Working with subcontractors
  5. Drafting contracts
  6. Construction lien law
  7. Bidding and estimating
  8. Scheduling and project management
  9. Oregon building codes
  10. Jobsite safety
  11. Environmental factors
  12. Building exterior shell
  13. Financial management
  14. Taxes

As you progress through the material, you will be presented with Practice Quizzes and Questions to help you verify that you understand the information covered. Each chapter concludes with an optional practice quiz to assess how well you have learned the material and how prepared you are to pass the state test.

A study time sheet will be required at the end of the 16-hour course to qualify for the completion credit that is required to take the state test. To meet the study time requirement, write down the amount of time you spend reading the NASCLA manual, watching the online videos, and taking the online practice quizzes. Once you have met the 16 hours of study time and submit your time sheet, your eligibility to take the CCB exam will be sent to the CCB's testing provider, PSI Exams.

OnlineEd is proud to announce it has a 94% pass rate on the contractor licensing exam!

Exam applicants are allowed to bring a physical copy of the NASCLA Construction Contractors textbook with them to use as a guide during the state licensing exam. During the exam you will be tested on your knowledge of the NASCLA guide. Students who have the digital version of the NASCLA guide CANNOT use the online version during the licensing exam, because using a mobile or other internet-connected device during the licensing exam is prohibited. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you bring your paper copy of the guide with you to the exam.

Note: The NASCLA Contractors Guide to Business, Law and Project Management, 2nd Edition cannot be returned or refunded if you purchased a package that includes the textbook. The NASCLA guide will be shipped from OnlineEd next business day standard USPS. Most manuals will arrive within 2 to 5 business days.

If you already have a copy of the NASCLA manual and just want to purchase this course at a discounted price to use as a study guide, please contact our student support specialists at 503-670-9278.

This course will remain available to students for 365 days after enrollment.

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