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First, do you ​need a license?

Generally, Oregon law requires anyone who works for compensation in any construction activity involving improvements to real property to be licensed. Learn more​.

Licensing steps:

1. Dete​rmine the type(s) of structures you will work on.
This tells you what type of license endorsement you will need.

2. Complete pre-license training and take the test.
Select a Responsible Managing Individual to complete the prerequisite training and test. Find a list of approved pre-license educators here​. Click here to schedule your test.

3. File your corporation, LLC, and/or assumed business name.
File with the Oregon Secretary of State, Corporation Division or call 503-986-2200. For more information about setting up your business, click here​.​

4. Submit a CCB surety bond in the required amount(s). 
Find your proper bond amount.​

5. Provide proof of general liability insurance in the required amount.
​​Make sure it names Construction Contractors Board as the Certificate Holder.

6. Obtain workers’ compensation insurance if you will be hiring employees
For more information about workers compensation, talk to an insurance agent, visit the Oregon Workers' Compensation Division website or call 503-947-7810. Learn more about who is exempt and non-exempt here.​

7. Obtain other employer account numbers
You may need state and federal tax numbers, for example. For information, contact the Oregon Department of Revenue​​​ at 503-378-4988 or the Internal Revenue Service​ at 1-800-356-4222.

8. Complete an application.  
Select the application that coincides with the endorsement type you will be applying for: 

9. Submit your application. ​Must include:​

  • ​Your original bond (Do not submit separately)
  • Insurance certificate (Do not submit separately)
  • $325 fee for a two-year license​​ (Visa, Mastercard, Discover or check)​



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