About the Florida Association of Code Enforcement

The Florida Association of Code Enforcement, Inc. (F. A. C. E.) is a non-profit member-driven organization, established in 1989, and currently serves almost 2,200 Members. Our members include professionals involved in the enforcement of health, safety, and environmental regulations or otherwise responsible for the enforcement of municipal, county, regional, state, or federal codes in the State of Florida.


The Florida Association of Code Enforcement is the premier organization devoted to
providing exceptional, cutting-edge training for code enforcement professionals. We are
dedicated to promoting the safety, personal awareness, education, advancement, and
recognition of code enforcement personnel throughout the state.


We value professionalism. We believe in maintaining professionalism at all times. We perform our duties without bias and with a commitment to our organization, communities, and profession.

We value our communities.  We believe in providing the highest level of public service
ensuring the health, safety, and welfare of communities throughout the state.

We value accountability. We believe in the careful stewardship of our educational,
human, and fiscal resources. We conduct business with full transparency and
responsiveness to the membership and the public.

We value ethical practices. We believe ethical practices include honesty, integrity and
respect. By adhering to these practices, we instill confidence and trust in the organization.

We value diversity. We believe in sharing all ideas, thoughts, and cultures by working
together in harmony to achieve our common goals and objectives.


 The mission of the Florida Association of Code Enforcement is to promote and advance the practice of code enforcement through education and certification; to further the interests of the profession through advocacy; and to promote networking, fellowship, and understanding among our members.


MEMBERSHIP: To increase the value of membership in F.A.C.E. and attract, retain, and involve members.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING: To provide an exemplary education and certification program for code enforcement officers in Florida.

TECHNOLOGY: Continue to embrace technologies to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Florida Association of Code Enforcement.

FISCAL: To ensure the Florida Association of Code Enforcement’s fiscal integrity and sustainability.

IMAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS: To portray a positive image and maintain open, professional relationships with all our stakeholders.

WELL FUNCTIONING BOARD: To maintain a well functioning Board with effective policies, open dialogue of diverse ideas, and active participation by all the members.

ADVOCACY: To continue to take a leadership role in pursuing legislation and other actions that promote the organization and the profession of code enforcement.

In keeping with our goals, F.A.C.E. has developed an educational curriculum for certification of code enforcement personnel. Our members have determined there is a need for state recognition of the code enforcement profession, and the role we collectively play in protecting, preserving, and promoting the quality of life in the State of Florida.  The certifications offered are not a license or requirement of the state, however approximately 75% of code enforcement agencies (city, county, and private) require at least one of the four certifications be earned and maintained by employees.  Once certified, F. A. C. E. requires recertification in the form of 16 hours of relevant continuing education every two years.  Detailed information on this program and requirements is published on this website, http://face-online.org under the Education Tab.

A full version of the FACE Strategic Plan 2016 Report is available for viewing.