Recertification/Continuing Education

In order to remain certified, a Code Enforcement Officer must pay the F.A.C.E. Annual fee of $35.00 for active members and $25.00 for associate members  and attend 16 hours of continuing education classes during every two year period after their certification.

Any certification class (Fundamentals, Administrative Aspects, Legal Issues, or Officer Safety & Field Applications) which is not a repeat of a class already taken, counts for continuing education hours. Hours may also be earned at the annual F.A.C.E. Training Conference and there are also many stand-alone courses that have been approved by the Certification Committee for continuing education hours. ***Effective January 1, 2016 no person may attend F.A.C.E. training courses or take an exam if approved payment hasn't been made prior to the start of the class or exam.***


To have a NEW course approved for continuing education hours, please contact the Institute of Government at (407) 882-3960 or download and send the Approval Request Form, along with the required documentation, to the University of Central Florida, 12443 Research Pkwy., Ste. 402, Orlando, FL 32826-3282. The form and required documentation may also be faxed to (407) 882-3968 or emailed to Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu.


To submit courses you have completed for continuing education credit, please submit the Approval Request Form, along with the required documentation, before the deadline to the Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida, 12443 Research Pkwy., Ste. 402, Orlando, FL 32826-3282. The form and required documentation may also be faxed to (407) 882-3968 or emailed to Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu. Also be sure to check the Members Portal to ensure your annual fee is paid before the due date to avoid late fees.

 

***NEW 2017 Online Training Guidelines***

On-line offerings will still need to be approved as relevant to the profession, but the requirements for a test or certificate to be given as proof of attendance is no longer the only option to verify attendance. You will now be able to submit an affidavit of attendance as an alternate means of proof, affirming that you participated in the training. Please download the Online Training Affidavit. You will need to submit this if there is no other proof of attendance for the programs you attend. No credit will be given for programs that are less than one hour in length.


If you fail to meet the required deadline for payment of your annual fee and submission of your continuing education hours, please review the Recertification Policy for information on how to become recertified.

For any questions regarding your certification or continuing education please contact Susan Prucknicki at the Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida at (407) 882-3960.