Education

The Florida Association of Code Enforcement was established to study and advance the science and practice of Code Enforcement statewide through training, certification, and the exchange of ideas, information, and code enforcement techniques. In cooperation with the Florida Institute of Government at University of Central Florida, F.A.C.E. has developed four levels of curriculum for certification.

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F.A.C.E. Curriculum

Fundamentals of Code Enforcement (Level I)

Course Details
  • Report Writing (4 hours)
  • Communication Skills (4 hours)
  • Legal Aspects (8 hours)
  • Property Ownership (8 hours)
  • Ethics (4 hours)
  • Principles & Practices of Code Enforcement (12 hours)

Candidates must complete the requisite 40 hours of Level 1 courses, and successfully pass an examination in order to receive certification.

Course Hours: 40 hours + minimum 75% Pass on exam = Certification in Fundamentals of Code Enforcement


Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement (Level II)

Course Details
  • Manager's Role in Code Enforcement (8 hours)
  • Media Relations (4 hours)
  • Records Management (4 hours)
  • Employment Laws (4 hours)
  • Performance Management (4 hours)
  • Stress Management (4 hours)
  • Time Management (4 hours)
  • Public Speaking (8 hours)

Course Hours: 40 hours + minimum 75% Pass on exam = Certification in Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement


Legal Issues in Code Enforcement (Level III)

Course Details
  • MOCK CODE BOARD HEARING - (4 HOURS)
  • CASE DEVELOPMENT - (4 HOURS)
  • SPECIAL ISSUES - (4 HOURS)
  • CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD - (4 HOURS)
  • EVIDENTIARY ISSUES - (4 HOURS)
  • LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCES - (2 HOURS)
  • MOCK CITATION TRIAL - (2 HOURS)
  • OTHER LEGAL OPTIONS - (4 HOURS)
  • TESTIFYING AND DEMEANOR - (4 HOURS)
  • REVIEW OF ENTIRE LEVEL III - (4 HOURS)

Course Hours: 36 hours + minimum 75% Pass on exam = Certification in Legal Issues in Code Enforcement


Officer Safety and Field Applications (Level IV)

Course Details
  • PRESENCE AND STANCE - (3 HOURS)
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF SKILLS - (5 HOURS)
  • CONFLICT - (3 HOURS)
  • COURTESY AND RESPECT - (1 HOUR)
  • HUMAN BEHAVIOR - (3 HOURS)
  • HUMAN DIVERSITY AND CULTURE - (3 HOURS)
  • DEALING WITH PERSONS WITH SPECIAL CONCERNS - (1 HOUR)
  • SUBSTANCE ABUSE - (1 HOUR)
  • OFFICER SURVIVAL CONSIDERATIONS - (4 HOURS)
  • ANIMAL ENCOUNTER ISSUES - (1 HOUR)
  • HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/SITUATIONS AND INCIDENT COMMAND - (1 HOUR)
  • DEFENSIVE TACTICS - (4 HOURS)

Course Hours: 30 hours + minimum 75% Pass on exam = Certification in Officer Safety and Field Applications


Certified Code Enforcement Professional Certification: (CEP)

Course Details
  • MUST BE CERTIFIED IN FUNDAMENTALS, ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS AND LEGAL ISSUES
  • ACCEPTANCE OF A LEGAL ISSUE PAPER

 Fee Schedule for F.A.C.E. Coursework:

Class hours • $12/hour, members; $16/hour, non-members
On Site Exams • $85, $120 (Late) members; $135, $170 (Late) nonmembers
Exams at PTI: $125 members, $185 non-members
Legal Issue Paper • $60, members; $80, non-members