Greetings Oregon Contractors,
Over the last week, we have all seen the unprecedented national, state and local response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Construction Contractors Board remains focused on the work we do for Oregonians and Oregon contractors. While external circumstances continue to rapidly evolve the CCB’s priorities remain:
- Keep Oregon contractors working with timely processing of license requirements
- Continue enforcement efforts with a focus on unlicensed work and repeat violations
- Protect Oregon Consumers by maintaining dispute resolution and other services
As we take steps to support guidance from the Governor and public health officials we want to make the contractor community aware of the services that are available and the steps we are taking to keep Oregon contractors working. As always, if you have any questions call the CCB and allow us to assist you: 503-378-4621 or email@example.com
Emergency Rule Allowing Temporary Deferral of License Renewal
On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the Construction Contractors Board approved a rule allowing contractors to temporarily defer renewal of their license through June 30, 2020. This measure is intended to provide relief to contractors that have encountered difficulty accessing classes needed for renewal, contractors whose personal or family health has made renewal difficult as well as contractors that have encountered other problems completing aspects of the renewal process. More information is available on our website.
- Contractors are still encouraged to renew on time if their personal circumstances allow.
- The temporary deferral does not affect the requirement to maintain active insurance and bond in order to perform work.
The CCB provides a variety of services online that can be accessed with an online services account. An online services account allows you to do all of the following online:
- Renew your license up to 8 weeks before your expiration date
- Review and/or complete your continuing education
- Manage your CCB license information
- Sign up for eWatch — track your license status of that of your subcontractors
If you have never had an online account and have questions about how to set one up, please call the CCB at 503-378-4621 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Link to set up an account is here: https://portal.ccb.state.or.us/
Limited In-Person Services – Please call in advance
As a temporary measure to limit the spread of COVID-19 the CCB is providing in-person services at the CCB offices in Salem with a prior appointment only. Most CCB services can be completed online, via mail or fax or other means, eliminating the need for an in-person visit. Please contact our helpful staff and we will do our best to assist you or set up an appointment for in-person services as needed. Please contact the CCB for more information: 503-378-4621 or email@example.com
Online Classes Remain Available
While the restrictions established by the Governor have required the cancellation of some of our upcoming live classes, CCB maintains a catalog of classes online, including the 3-hour CCB required course.
To contractors with limited access to the Internet: CCB has solutions for contractors who are unable to take classes online; we will work with you. Please contact the Education section for assistance at 503-934-2227.
As the situation continues to evolve, we will continue to communicate with the contractor community.