Oregon Licensing Overview for a General Contractor

Licensing for a general contractor in Oregon is controlled by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board.

General Guidelines for a General Contractor in Oregon

Specific requirements to perform general contractor services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?


General requirements for a general contractor license?

You can apply for a commercial license, residential license, or a commercial and residential (dual) license. In order to apply in any of these categories you will be required to:

• Show proof of insurance.
• Take a pre-license training class and pass the test.
• If the project exceeds $100,000, you will have to file for a Public Works Bond of $30,000 with the Construction Contractors Board (CCB). The bond needs to be filed before work starts.

What’s the state licensing site for a general contractor?

Oregon Construction Contractors Board

What are some training programs available for a general contractor?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

Check with local governing body for updated details.