Payment Academy

We build educational courses for construction professionals. Learn the knowledge, skills, and tools you need to get paid faster, improve cash flow, and build successful relationships in the construction industry.

Featured Courses

Mechanics Lien Fundamentals

A mechanics lien is a powerful payment tool in construction, but it is often misunderstood. This certification course will teach construction professionals everything they need to know about mechanics lien laws, and the step-by-step process anyone can follow to ensure payments are protected on every project.

Thea Dudley Teaches Credit Management

In this foundations course, Thea Dudley will walk you step-by-step through the process to manage credit in the construction industry. Whether you are an office manager at a small distributor in Ohio, or you just joined the credit team at a national General Contractor, Thea will give you the knowledge, tools, and skills that take you — and your company — to the next level.


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Lien Waivers

Learn how to use lien waivers correctly — and avoid common mistakes that can eliminate your company’s lien rights.

What you’ll learn:

  • Why waivers are good (when used correctly)
  • 4 types of lien waivers
  • How to ensure you sign the right waiver
  • The difference between statutory and non-statutory waivers
  • Problematic language to watch for
Coming Soon

Preliminary Notices

Preliminary notices aren’t just a tool to protect lien rights — they are also an essential communication tool that helps build relationships and speed up payment.

What you’ll learn:

  • How preliminary notices put you first in line to get paid
  • How to communicate with customers about notices
  • Who to send notice to
  • How to actually deliver a notice
  • Common mistakes to avoid