Instructor: Charles Barr

Board: Louisiana Residential Contractor (LSLBC)

Credit Hours: 2.00
4648 ratings

Approval Number: PACE-0508

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Course Description

This 2-hour course examines Mechanic’s Lien Law as it is used in the construction industry. The course details the different aspects of the mechanic’s lien law such as how it is used, preserving your rights, steps for filing and much more. By the end of this class, you will have a thorough understanding of the mechanic’s lien law, their use, benefits, timing, importance of project information, and other important themes; ensuring a broad knowledge of this subject and how it can directly affect a contractor’s business.

Course Objectives

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

  • Express terms, components and parties associated with a mechanic's lien
  • Describe means of protecting contractor rights
  • Recognize essential project details and the importance of staying organized
  • Discuss lien priorities, types and considerations as well as how liens are used
  • Explain waivers, litigation realities, and other important aspects of a lien


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