Instructor: Charles Barr

Board: Miami-Dade County Department of Regulatory and Economic Resources

Credit Hours: 1.00
2357 ratings

Approval Number: D 125-015

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Course Description

Florida CILB Course Approval Number: 0010090

This course details the requirements of the Florida Statutes Chapter 489.  The course will provide an understanding of the Florida Statute as it applies to the profession of Contracting.  When the course has been completed, the contractor will have a general working knowledge of the Florida Statute including scope of licenses, the Construction Industry Licensing Board, Restrictions of Practice, Disciplinary proceedings and the Construction Recovery Fund.

Intro:  Laws and Rules that govern Florida Contractors (489.101)
Scope of Licenses/Definitions (489.102)
Construction Industry Licensing Board purpose and responsibilities (489.107)
Restrictions of Practice (489.113)
Moneys received by contractors (489.126)
Prohibitions (489.127)
Disciplinary proceedings (489.129)
Prohibited acts by unlicensed principals, investigation and hearings (489.132)
Florida Homeowner’s Construction Recovery Fund (489.140)


Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, contractors will understand and be able to apply the requirements of Florida Statutes Chapter 489, specifically,  scope of licenses, the Construction Industry Licensing Board, Restrictions of Practice, Moneys received by Contractors, Prohibitions, Disciplinary proceedings and the Homeowner’s Construction Recovery Fund.

Instructor Bio

Chuck BarrCharles (Chuck) Barr

Chuck has more licenses than anyone we at Pace has ever come across, including multiple Contractor and Electrical Contractor licenses, Building Official, Building Inspector and Plans Examiner licenses. Chuck has held Building Official positions (CBO) in Orange City and Fernandina Beach, Florida and is also an approved Florida Building Commission Advanced course accredditor. Aside from all his construction related licenses, Chuck is a licensed fixed wing commercial flight instructor, a rotary wing flight instructor and holds a Ship Captains license, not sure if he has a fishing license.

Chuck is essentially retired at the present and probably spends most of his time completing continuing education for his multitude of licenses inside and outside the construction industry when he's not instructing our online courses.

Florida Licenses and Certifications
CGC1508079 - Unlimited General Contractor, CFC1426436 - Unlimited Plumbing Contractor, EC13002676 - Unlimited Electrical Contractor, CAC1814258 - Unlimited Air Conditioning Contractor, BU908 - Florida Building Code Administrator (CBO), PX1172 - Plans Examiner (Standard)(Commercial/Residential) Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning, BN2685 - Building Inspector (Standard)(Commercial/Residential)Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Air Conditioning

Certified Distance Education Instructor (CDEI Verification ID: 67945) through the International Distance Education Certification Center (

IAEI (International Association of Electrical Inspectors)
BOAF (Building Officials Association of Florida)
Approved Advanced Course Accredditor, Florida Building Commission

Other Approvals