Contractor Licensing (Oregon)

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Last modified on June 13, 2012.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Oregon
Name Contractor Licensing
Incentive Type Solar/Wind Contractor Licensing
Applicable Sector Installer/Contractor
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Date added to DSIRE 2001-11-12
Last DSIRE Review 2001-11-12

References DSIRE[1]


SB 932, enacted earlier this spring, establishes a limited license for renewable energy technicians who complete a two-year apprenticeship program and pass an examination approved by the Electrical and Elevator Board. Persons with this license are able to install systems up to 25kW. A license can also be granted to a person with 4,000 hours of on-the-job training, with at least 40 hours of electrical specialty code training, and can pass a Board-approved exam. The license would be independent of any "certification" program that might occur at a later date. A grandfather clause allows hours to be accumulated until 2003. Though the legislation’s effective date is January 1, 2002, it is anticipated that rules will not be in place until October 2002.

The Oregon Energy Office (OEO) plans to submit rules to tie all state tax credits to systems that have either been installed or inspected by a licensed renewable energy contractor.

Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon, plans to integrate SB 932 into its environmental sciences degree program and also wants to become an accredited institution.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Robert Del Mar
Department Oregon Department of Energy
Address 625 Marion Street, NE
Place Salem, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97301-3737
Phone (503) 378-3269
Phone 2 (800) 221-8035
Contact Name Roger Ebbage
Department Lane Community College
Address 400 E. 30th Avenue
Place Eugene, Oregon
Zip/Postal Code 97405
Phone (541) 744-3977

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"