News

Administrator’s message

It’s back to the basics at the CCB. Full story.


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Bond and insurance certificate requirements

Avoid delays in licensing by knowing the information that must be on all surety bonds and insurance certificates. Full story.


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Three reasons not to wait until the last minute to renew

  1. You may need to take classes to meet continuing education requirements. 
  2. You may need to renew your Corporation Division registrations.
  3. Your insurance may be expired or due to expire, or, your bond may be cancelled or due to cancel. Full story.

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Question about workers’ comp?

Check out this interview with David Waki, Oregon workers’ compensation ombudsman. Full story.


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Home inspector certification test

The CCB is considering moving to a nationally developed test to measure the competency of people who want to be home inspectors in Oregon. Full story.


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Dispute resolution services

What leads to complaints from homeowners? If a complaint leads to a claim, who pays? You or your surety bond? Who files complaints? Read articles.


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What records are important to keep for a lead-based paint project?

Every lead-safe licensed firm working on pre-1978 homes must employ someone who is trained in lead-safe practices and holds an EPA Renovation, Repair & Painting (RRP) certificate. The card showing proof of training must be available when the person is on an active job site. Full story.


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Enforcement actions

This is a monthly list of recent penalties against contractors. See list.


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Pre-license education

The Oregon Contractor Reference Manual was recently updated, and PSI  will be the new test provider for contractor applicants starting in May 2015. Full story.


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CCB no longer takes cash

This is a reminder that you can pay renewal or other CCB fees with a check or credit card but not cash.