Instructor: Bonnie Prinse
Credit Hours: 1.00

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Course Description


CILB Approval Number:  0612492
ECLB Approval Number: 0801976

This one hour interactive distance learning course takes a comprehensive look at the Mechanic’s liens law as it is used in the construction and electrical contractor or subcontractor industry. The course details the different aspects of the Mechanic’s liens law such as how it is used, preserving your rights, steps for filing, and much more. By the end of this class the participant will have a thorough understanding of the Mechanic’s liens law, their use, benefits, timing, importance of project information, and other important themes insuring a broad knowledge of this subject area and how it can directly affect a construction or electrical contractor’s business.



Course Objectives


At the conclusion of this course, the participants will be able to:

  •  Define the term Mechanic’s lien and describe its purpose.
  •  Determine their security rights with a client or within a state.
  • Explain the importance of project information as it relates to mechanic’s liens.
  • Demonstrate where to look for deadlines and procedures for preserving mechanic's lien rights.
  • Discuss the importance of pre-filing.
  • State what constitutes completion of a project and/or claimant’s last work.
  • Relate the deadlines for open account suppliers.
  • Express the importance of tickle systems.
  • Describe the necessity of being able to trace labor or materials.
  • Explain the reasoning behind the service of lien notice.
  • Summarize the owner’s responsibility for payment to subcontractors


Instructor Bio


Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”



Other Approvals


Florida Construction Contractor (FCILB): 0612492
Florida Electrical Contractor (ECLB): 0801976
Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: CILB 0612492
National Professional Engineer board: Not required