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Reciprocal General Contractor Licensing in Oregon

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The State of Oregon does not hold reciprocal licensing agreements for General Contractors licensed in other states.  This is because of the specific endorsements and license classifications offered by the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB).

Out-of-state contractors who want to work on construction projects in the Oregon must choose an endorsement type, such as:

  • Residential Endorsement- allowing contractors to work on residential and small commercial projects
  • Commercial Endorsement- allowing contractors to work on small and large commercial projects
*Dual endorsements are also offered to contractors who want to work on residential and large commercial projects. 

Contractors must then choose from the following license classifications:

  • RGC- Residential General Contractor
  • CGC- Level 1- Commercial General Contractor
  • CGC- Level 2- Commercial General Contractor

As part of the licensing process, contractors are required to:

  • Meet the requirements for work experience and attend training courses
  • Pass a qualifying exam
  • Obtain the proper tax identification numbers, bonds and insurance
  • Register their business with the Oregon Secretary of State
  • Prepare and submit an application to the CCB, along with all the required documents and fees

For more information about obtaining a General Contractor license in the State of Oregon, please visit:

General Contractor Licensing in Oregon

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