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License expiring on or after January 1, 2014

Changes to continuing education requirements

As of January 1, 2014:

  • If you have been licensed six or more years – or your responsible managing individual has six or more years of experience as a responsible managing individual – you need just eight hours of continuing education.
  • Contractors that have been licensed less than six years, and lack a responsible managing individual with six or more years of experience, need 16 hours of continuing education.
  • The Construction Contractors Board must approve all education providers and register or approve all their courses. See our Course Catalog for qualifying classes.
  • Classes you took before Jan. 1, 2014, may apply to the new requirements. For details, call 503-378-4621.

 

What courses are required?

If you need 8 hours of classes, these are the types of courses you need:

Subject Area

Hours

CCB Laws, Regulations and Business Practices

3

Series A courses (Business practices and building codes)

5

Total

8

 

If you need 16 hours of classes, these are the types of courses you need:

Subject Area

Hours

CCB Laws Regulations and Business Practices (LRB)

3

Series A courses (business practices and building codes)

5

Series A courses (business practices and building codes) or Series B (trade practices and energy efficiency)

8

Total

16

 

Unless exempt (see list of exempted contractors)


Am I exempt?

Contractors with the following residential endorsements are exempt from Residential Continuing Education. 

  • Residential Developers
  • Home Services Contractor
  • Residential Locksmith Contractors
  • Home Energy Performance Score Contractor (New, beginning July 2014)
  • Home Inspection Contractors
  • Plumbing contractors and electrical contractors with active licenses issued by the Building Codes Division
  • Contractors that are owned by, or have an officer who is a registered architect or a licensed professional engineer


  How do I find classes?

See our Course Catalog.


What are Series A and B courses?

Series A courses are developed and offered by outside providers and approved by the board. Most contractors need five hours of Series A courses. 


Series A courses include courses like:

  • Construction business practices
  • Marketing
  • Customer service
  • Accounting
  • Business law
  • Bidding
  • Building codes
  • Safety

 

Series B courses are developed and offered by outside providers and registered by the board. 


Series B courses include:

  • Energy efficiency
  • Trade specific courses, such as roofing, excavation, etc.


CCB Laws, Regulations and Business Practices (LRB)

All contractors need three hours of Laws, Regulations and Business Practices every two years. This class is taught by the Construction Contractors Board and is also available online.


What if I have both a residential and commercial endorsement?

You must take classes necessary to fulfill the residential requirement. These hours count toward the commercial continuing education (CCE).

Example: John needs eight hours to fulfill the education requirement for residential contractors and 16 to fulfill the commercial contractor requirement. The three hours of Laws, Regulation and Business Practices and five hours of Series A classes complete the residential contractor requirement. John only needs eight more hours to finish his commercial contractor requirement.


Do I need to submit proof that I took the course?

You do not need to send us completion certificates, but you are required to maintain proof of courses taken.