Senate Bill 155, from the recently adjourned 2011 Legislative Session, paved the way for the Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) to adopt temporary rules exempting certain contractors from some of the Residential Continuing Education (RCE) core requirements.
Contractors that have an electrical or plumbing license through the Department of Consumer and Business Services, Building Codes Division, are exempt from the three hours in Building Exterior Shell Training (BEST) and the two hour requirement in building codes.
In addition, contractors who have an owner or officer licensed as an architect or a professional engineer are exempt from the BEST and building codes requirement.
Exempted contractors must substitute the five exempted hours with five elective hours.
Residential contractors must begin to demonstrate compliance with continuing education with license renewals on or after October 1, 2011.
For more information on continuing education visit the CCB website at:
The CCB is a state agency licensing more than 39,000 contractors. Anyone who is paid to repair, improve or build a home must be licensed by the CCB. Information is also available by calling 503-378-4621.