Construction Contractors and Contracts

ORS 701.501
Home services contractor license

  • exemption from testing and continuing education


As used in this section, “home” and “home service agreement” have the meanings given those terms in ORS 731.164 (“Home protection insurance,” “home protection insurer”).


A home services contractor license authorizes the holder to operate a business providing service, repair or replacement for homes through a licensed contractor under a home service agreement.


Notwithstanding ORS 701.126, the Construction Contractors Board may not impose a continuing education requirement for a home services contractor.


Notwithstanding ORS 701.122 (Training requirements for individuals and businesses), the board may not require a home services contractor to take a test measuring the knowledge of the contractor or responsible managing individual regarding business practices and laws affecting construction contractors. [Formerly 701.610]
Note: 701.126 was repealed by section 6, chapter 718, Oregon Laws 2013. The text of 701.501 (Home services contractor license) was not amended by enactment of the Legislative Assembly to reflect the repeal. Editorial adjustment of 701.501 (Home services contractor license) for the repeal of 701.126 has not been made.
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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