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Select from a wide selection of industry relevant online continuing education courses developed to meet your licensing requirements for residential and commercial contractors.

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The largest selection of CCB approved C.E. courses for commercial and residential contractors.

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Residential Contractor C.E. | New Requirements As Of January 1, 2014 (Click Here)

Changes to the RCE Requirement

During the 2013 Legislative session, lawmakers passed SB 783, which was intended to improve the residential continuing education program for Oregon contractors. The new requirements become effective January 1, 2014.

Some highlights of the new law:

The required number of hours will be reduced to 8 hours for contractors that have been continuously licensed as a residential contractor for the entire 6-years period immediately preceding the scheduled expiration date. The required number of hours remains the same for contractors that have been licensed as a residential contractor less than 6 years.

How much RCE is required?

Beginning January 1, 2014: Contractors* that have been licensed as a residential contractor for 6 or more years (without a license lapse exceeding 24 months) will require 8 hours of residential continuing education during the 2-year licensing period:

Hours
3
5
8

Contractors that have less than 6 years experience as a licensed residential contractor will require 16 hours of residential continuing education during the 2-year licensing period:

Hours
3
5
8
16

* Unless exempt (see list of exempted contractors) **Plumbing and Electrical contractors with an active business license through Oregon Building Code Division may substitute courses taken to maintain the individual plumbing or electrical license.


Are there exemptions or special considerations from RCE?

Contractors with the following residential endorsements are exempt from Residential Continuing Education (RCE):

  • Residential Developers
  • Home Services Contractor (New beginning January 2014)
  • Residential Locksmith Contractors (New beginning January 2014)
  • Home Energy Performance Score Contractor (New beginning July 2014)
  • Home Inspection Contractors (New beginning January 2014)

Special Considerations: The RRP class will be conducted in accordance with the EPA accredited model course in a manner that each student is able to understand with little or no knowledge of lead-based paint. The course will be taught by an Accredited EPA Certified Instructor.

How to Find the Classes Needed?

CCB Laws, Regulations and Business Practices (LBR) All Contractors need 3 hours of CCB LRB These courses are developed and offered by the CCB.

Series A Courses. Most contractors need 5 hours of Series A Courses: Series A courses include courses like:

  • Residential Developers
  • Home Services Contractor (New beginning January 2014)
  • Residential Locksmith Contractors (New beginning January 2014)
  • Home Energy Performance Score Contractor (New beginning July 2014)
  • Home Inspection Contractors (New beginning January 2014

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American Contractors Organization is proud to be your partner in offering Continuing Education courses to help you meet your licensing renewal requirements.

You will find our courses are practical and easy to use. Simply listen to the audio, take the post-test online and instantly print your certificate.

If you need quick, convenient online C.E. that is easy to use without having to leave your home…. we have the solution.

Our goal is to provide the latest, most relevant topics for Contractors that provide you with C.E. credits which will meet the Education requirements of the Oregon CCB. licensing board.

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Select from a wide selection of industry relevant online continuing education courses that meet your licensing requirements for residential and commercial contractors. These courses are availabe 24/7 so you can go at your own pace. Most courses are available in English and Spanish languages.

  • Asbestos Awareness (OSHA)
  • Back Safety in the Workplace (OSHA)
  • Drug-free Workplace Training
  • Harassment Prevention
  • Health & Safety Management (OSHA)
  • Heat Illness Prevention for Employees (OSHA)

 

    • Heat Illness Prevention for Supervisors (OSHA)
    • Introduction to Supervision & Leadership
    • Job Stress Prevention

 

      • Respiratory Protection (OSHA)
      • Respiratory Protection Refresher (OSHA)
      • PPE Program & Selection (OSHA)
      • Transitioning from OSHA Hazard Communication to GHS (OSHA)

 

    • Oregon Approved CCB 10 Hrs. Construction Safety Certification Series A
    • Work Schedules & Working Alone
    • Hazard Communication Training Aligned with GHS (OSHA)

 

Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) 3-Hours C.E. Credits (Click Here)

Oregon CCB 3-Hours Contractor C.E. Credits

Three hours must be the state’s Laws, Regulations and Business Practices courses. These are only available on the Oregon CCB website or from the Construction Contractors Board at a presentation.

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RESIDENTIAL: How many hours do you need?

Most residential construction contractors need eight hours of continuing education every two years. Of these:

CCB classes: Three hours must be the state’s Laws, Regulations and Business Practices courses. These are only available on this website or from the Construction Contractors Board at a presentation. Log in to your CCB account to take these classes.

Business classes: Five hours must be Series A business management, work safety or building code courses. Business management includes such topics as accounting, marketing, and bidding. Private businesses and associations offer these courses, and you can find a list in our Course Catalog.

Licensed less than six years?

If you have been licensed by the CCB for less than six years and your responsible managing individual (RMI) has less than six years’ experience, you need the same eight hours described above PLUS an additional eight hours of classes. That’s 16 hours total. The additional eight hours can be:

Series A business management, safety or building codes classes.

Series B classes trade-specific classes such as roofing or excavating or solar window installation. These include energy efficiency courses.

A combination of business or trade classes.

Only courses listed in the Course Catalog on this website are approved for credit. Expired or lapsed license? If your license expired or lapsed (lack of bond or insurance) more than two years ago, do not take continuing education classes. You must re-apply for a license and take the pre-license training and test. Call the CCB at 503-378-4621.

How does the CCB track credits?

Course providers approved by the CCB notify us when you complete a course so we can see your record. You cannot renew your license until you meet the requirements.


COMMERCIAL: How much education do I need?

Education requirements for commercial contractors are based on your endorsement and how many key employees your business had on the date your license was last issued or renewed. When you renew, you will be asked to certify that you met the requirements.

Level 1 commercial general or specialty contractors need:

      • 5 or more key employees: 80 hours
      • 4 key employees: 64 hours
      • 3 key employees: 48 hours
      • 2 key employees: 32 hours
      • 1 key employee: 16 hours

Level 2 commercial general or specialty contractors need: 32 hours of education.

Example: A contractor’s license (CGC1) renews on July 1, 2014. Two years earlier, on July 1, 2012 (the date of the previous renewal) the contractor had three key employees. The contractor needs 48 hours to renew.

Who are key employees?A key employee is an owner or employee who is one of the following:

  • Corporate officer
  • Manager
  • Superintendent
  • Foreperson
  • Lead person
  • Any other person who supervises construction activities

Who can take classes?

One key employee or multiple key employees can complete class requirements.

What courses qualify?

Commercial contractors can take a variety of courses on construction methods or business practices to meet their continuing education requirements. The CCB does not need to pre-approve courses.

Who can offer courses?

The CCB does not approve individual education providers for commercial continuing education. By law, providers can be:

  • Community colleges, colleges, universities
  • Trade schools
  • Trade or business associations*
  • Professional societies
  • Private companies
  • Public agencies
  • In-house training

*This can include workshops and trainings held at trade shows.

Do I need to report my education?

Keep a record of all the education completed. When you renew your license, you must certify on the renewal form that you completed requirements. The CCB may audit your records.

Licensed for commercial and residential?

If you are licensed for both commercial and residential work, you must fulfill requirements for the residential continuing education requirement and the commercial requirement. However, the hours taken for the residential obligation apply to the commercial requirements.