In partnership with the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB), the Oregon SBDC offers a Construction Contractors Board Prep Course that prepares individuals for testing. This program has helped hundreds of aspiring contractors with their pre-license exam prep and the continuing education needed to receive their contractor’s license and start their business.
Oregon Contractor Education and CCB Licensing Requirements
State law requires any Oregon residential contractor who works for compensation in any construction activity that involves improvements to real property to be licensed. Examples include:
- Floor covering
- Air conditioning
- Tree servicing
- Repair of attached appliances (ORS 701.005 (5)(a))
- Manufactured dwelling installation
- Land development
- Home inspection
- Most construction and repair services
To obtain your Oregon contractor’s license, the state requires you to complete 16 hours of pre-license education before registering for the CCB licensing exam.
Oregon SBDC Construction Contractors Board Prep Course
The Oregon SBDC can help you meet the required 16 hours of study to become eligible to take the contractors exam. Our courses are taught by pre-approved licensed educators by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board. This program is also offered via distance learning and in-person at our Centers statewide, in English and Spanish.
Download our 2022 CCB program report to learn more.
Leverage Business Skills Beyond the License Exam
Oregon’s CCB license allows you to do business as a general contractor— but the “business” part often stops there, as many contractors struggle due to a lack of business skills.
By enrolling in the Oregon SBDC Construction Contractors Board training, participants receive the state-required 16 hours of study, plus access to additional resources to support their business’s success.
After completing the CCB training, participants can participate in additional training and no-cost, one-on-one advising. Advising and business training give participants a strong foundation for managing their businesses.