Instructor: John Menken
Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: Not required


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Course Description


This one hour 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


Upon successful conclusion of this course, 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


John Menken has been in corporate education for twenty-eight years. His background covers all aspects of enterprise training including instructional design, technical writing, internal consulting, eLearning, multimedia development, mobile learning, web programming and online/standup training, including international, in both soft skills and technical areas.

John has authored course materials for both colleges and private industry and in his current role as a Sr. Training director for a telecom company in Tampa Florida he puts together courseware, curricula, job aids, presentations, marketing videos and eLearnings to support enterprise wide initiatives. He has many HR-related implementations to his credit and has managed groups as large as twelve people.

John's current focus is xAPI, the replacement for SCORM, and his past times are kayaking, running and visiting his two adult children who act like they still need him. He will be married 30 years in January of 2017.



Other Approvals


Oregon Construction Contractors Board (CCB) - Commercial: FCILB-0612492
National Professional Engineer board: Not required