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Make sure your contracting business doesn’t work for free!

In California, a contractor was recently ordered to repay over $750,000 when it became evident that the company had operated without being properly licensed in the state of California. In Oregon, a contractor has been barred from seeking over $285,000 in compensation when his license was suspended during the course of a contract.  Don’t let […]

EPA Takes Action Against Violators of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule

(EPA – WASHINGTON, D.C.) – Today, EPA announced 17 enforcement actions for violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule (RRP). The RRP rule protects homeowners and tenants from dangerous lead dust that can be left behind after common renovation, repair, and painting work. It requires that contractors and subcontractors be properly trained and certified, and […]

Work That Does and Does Not Require an Oregon Contractor License

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd® – Portland, OR) Anyone doing work in Oregon for compensation in any construction-related activity that involves improvements to real estate is to be licensed with the Oregon Construction Contractor Board. There are some exemptions from licensure, provided there isn’t any advertising to obtain the work, including over the internet, business cards, and signs. These are two exceptions: […]

CCB Adopts Permanent Rules Exempting Some Continuing Edcuation

(October 7, 2011 – Oregon Construction Contractors Board) – Senate Bill 155 (2011) paved the way in July for the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) to adopt temporary rules exempting electrical and plumbing contractors from some of the residential continuing education requirements. At the September 27, 2011 meeting, Board members adopted rules to permanently provide those […]

What’s Required to Become an Oregon Home Inspector

(Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd – Portland, OR) Anyone who advertises, works, or bids as a home inspector is required to be certified by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (“CCB”) as a home inspector. Any individual who, for a fee, inspects and delivers a report on the overall physical condition of a residential structure is considered to […]

Do You Need An Oregon Contractor License?

Does your business require a contractor license in Oregon? Not all construction activities require a contracting license. However, according to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS701.005(5)), many do. Requires a Contracting License: You need a contracting license if you want to do any of the following in Oregon: Build a residential or small commercial structure to sell. […]