(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:
- If the price of the work performed is under $500
- If the work is casual, minor, or inconsequential in nature
Some examples of work that DOES require a license:
- Floor covering
- Tree Service
- Air conditioning
- On-Site appliance repair
- Home inspections
- Land Development
- Manufactured dwelling installations
Some examples of work that does not require a license:
- Gutter cleaning
- Pressure washing
- Debris removal or cleanup (yard or construction site)
For more information about becoming an Oregon licensed contractor, visit our post, How to Get Your Oregon Contractor License.
OnlineEd® is Oregon construction Contractors Board approved contractor pre-license course provider and an Oregon licensed vocational school offering real estate, mortgage, contractor and insurance courses. For more information about OnlineEd®, please visit www.OnlineEd.com or contact 503.670.9278
Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center’s CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008-2018.
OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.