Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.120
Specialized education programs

  • standards
  • specialized education notation in credentials
  • removal of notation
  • rules for use of credentials


As used in this section, a “specialized education program” means one or more of the following:


A structured program that is approved or certified by an appropriate state or federal agency, or by an organization recognized by the Construction Contractors Board as representing construction contractors, and is designed to educate contractors to deal with one or more specific consumer health or safety issues.


A board-approved program from an accredited college or university that grants a two-year or four-year degree upon successful completion of the program.


An apprenticeship program that is approved by the board.


The board may identify general contractor and specialty contractor activities that require or substantially benefit from specialized education and establish standards for programs providing specialized education in those activities. The board may recognize and adopt the program standards established by another state agency regulating the same or related activities.


Upon receipt of a request from a contractor who has successfully completed a specialized education program meeting board standards, the board shall note the specialized education on the contractor’s licensing record as part of the contractor’s professional credentials. The board may remove a professional credential from the contractor’s licensing record if the contractor fails to complete continuing education or other requirements imposed by the entity issuing the credential for maintaining competency in the activity, if the requirements were clearly stated in writing and provided to the contractor by the entity.


The board shall include professional credentials described in this section in releases of contractor licensing information by the board. The board shall adopt rules to permit the inclusion of professional credentials described in this section in advertising or other information holding forth to the public the qualifications of a contractor. [2001 c.428 §1]
Note: 701.120 (Specialized education programs) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 701 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 701

Notes of Decisions

This is a remedial statute made for the protection of the building business and of people dealing with builders who might be irresponsible; it should be read as a whole and liberally construed to accomplish its purpose. Robinson v. Builders Bd., 20 Or App 340, 531 P2d 752 (1975)

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Lack of authority for director to appoint executive secretary for board, (1971) Vol 35, p 930; inapplicability of this chapter to business of construction or installation of fences, sidewalks, septic tanks, wells and underground sprinkling systems, (1972) Vol 35, p 1278; mobile home as personal or real property under this chapter, (1972) Vol 36, p 41; application of Homebuilders Law to mobile homes, (1978) Vol 38, p 693


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