Florida 14 Hr Contractor: Basic Builder Fundamentals


14 Hour Course

Course ID: 612181

Approved By: Florida DBPR

4.7 78 Reviews

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The 14 hours of this course (course ID 0612181) will provide contractors in the State of Florida with continuing education training. This course is approved to fulfil conditions required to renew a contractor’s license.

To start, the course will explore the state building codes.

Next, the course will discuss state regulations, starting with the Florida Construction Lien Law. This segment will also look at how contractors and their activities are governed. Finally, this segment will talk about wind mitigation and regulation of wind mitigation efforts.

After that, the course will examine job site safety. This segment covers both workers’ compensation and methods for maintaining safety during a project.

Then, the course will look at construction techniques. This segment begins by discussing masonry, including the laying of brick and block and the construction of brick and concrete walls. This segment examines the use of drywall. Lastly, this segment explores the construction of a building’s exterior shell.

  • Advanced Module
    • Advanced Module: Florida Building Codes [5 Activities]
      • 01. 2014 Advanced FBCR Update Online Class
      • 02. The 2014 Florida Building Code, Residential
      • 03. Significant Changes to the 2014 FBCR, Part 2
      • 04. Conclusion
      • 05. End of the class
  • Florida Business Practices: Liens
    • Florida Business Practices: Liens [3 Activities]
      • 01. Advanced Florida Business Practices: Liens
      • 02. Legal Requirements Concerning Liens
      • 03. Filing Liens
  • Regulations Governing Contractors
    • Regulations Governing Contractors [4 Activities]
      • 01. Regulation of Construction Contracting
      • 02. Unlicensed work
      • 03. Register the business
      • 04. Florida Homeowners’ Construction Recovery Fund
  • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation
    • Regulations Governing Wind Mitigation [4 Activities]
      • 01. What Is Wind Mitigation?
      • 02. Laws Governing Mitigation
      • 03. Building Codes
      • 04. Building Codes - Part 2
  • Workers Compensation
    • Workers Compensation [3 Activities]
      • 01. Workers’ Compensation – Part 1
      • 02. Workers’ Compensation – Part 2
      • 03. 440.102 Drug-free workplace program requirements
  • Construction Safety
    • Construction Safety [7 Activities]
      • 01. OSHA – Overview
      • 02. Job-Site Safety
      • 03. Most Common Hazards
      • 04. General Safety Practices
      • 05. Construction-Specific Safety Practices
      • 06. Construction-Specific Safety Practices, Continued
      • 07. Focus Four
  • The Basics of Masonry
    • The Basics of Masonry [9 Activities]
      • 01. Brick and Block (Video)
      • 02. Common Terms for Masonry
      • 03. Laying Brick and Block
      • 04. Basic Operations for Brick and Block
      • 05. Introduction to Brick Walls
      • 06. Types of Brick Walls
      • 07. Cleaning Brick
      • 08. Concrete Block
      • 09. Types of Concrete Masonry Walls
  • Drywall Fundamentals
    • Drywall Fundamentals [5 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Drywall [VIDEO]
      • 02. Drywall Basics
      • 03. Installing Drywall
      • 04. Drywall Repair
      • 05. Drywall Safety
  • Building the Exterior Shell
    • Building the Exterior Shell [11 Activities]
      • 01. Introduction to Class on Building the Exterior Shell
      • 02. Reasons for Building the Exterior Shell
      • 03. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 04. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 05. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 06. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 07. Building the Exterior Shell
      • 08. Building the Exterior Shell
      • View Additional Activities
        • 09. Building the Exterior Shell
        • 10. Building the Exterior Shell
        • 11. Building the Exterior Shell
  • Course Completion
    • Mandatory FL DBPR Questionnaire
    • Certificate of Completion

Instructor Bio

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Mike Melvin, owner of At Your Pace Online, LLC, is the instructor and industry expert for many of our courses. In addition to his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration from Ottawa University, Kansas, Mike has owned, operated, and worked for numerous construction companies. Mike's relevant construction experience includes framing, concrete construction, foundations, and roofing. As the current owner and an approved lead instructor for At Your Pace Online, he teaches multiple courses pertaining to construction and business. With over fifteen years of experience in the industry, Mike combines his proven understanding of teaching online education with the practical and academic industry knowledge needed by our students, to allow them to complete their courses and get back to the job site.

Course Reviews

August 31st, 2018
Informative and well-paced!

August 27th, 2018
Thumbs up!

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July 24th, 2018
No complaints. Since it's just another government mandated program and does nothing to address the real problem of rampant unlicensed contracting it might as well be as trivial as possible.

July 15th, 2018
Quality CE

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July 6th, 2018
This is a great refreshment of the knowlage with the precise point of importance!

July 1st, 2018
Great information!

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Easy to navigate

June 16th, 2018
Very informative and passed a lot of good and useful information for the industry.

May 24th, 2018
Great content and website and delivery worked great.

May 16th, 2018
Very interesting

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November 2nd, 2018
Better graphics sizes and more graphics would have improved the course.

August 24th, 2018
I wish there were CEU's available that make the legal- and building code portions less boring. For exzmple, instead of printing all this mind-numbing legalese, create a plain language 'digest' that explains in practical terms how code compliance actually works out in common practices. I would pay extra money for that.

August 19th, 2018
Too much verbiage, too few pictures and diagrams

July 5th, 2018
I guess I did not pay attention but this course is not a video course, only text.

August 21st, 2018
The course is fine but should be tailored to the region that is applicable to the student. The course is geared to construction in the northern state. we should have one for South Florida and its building disciplines.

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