Certification is offered by the Florida Association of Code Enforcement in four curriculum levels: Fundamentals of Code Enforcement (formerly Level I); Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement (formerly Level II); Legal Issues in Code Enforcement (formerly Level II), and Officer Safety & Field Applications (formerly Level IV). Certification in each level requires the completion of all course work and a passing grade on the exam.
MUST HAVE COMPLETED ALL COURSE WORK TO SIT FOR EXAM. All questions are multiple choice; a total score of 75 or higher is required to become certified. The fee for the examinations is $85 if received two weeks before the date of the examination, $120 after that date and $135 for non-members ($170 if late).
EXAMINATIONS ARE UNDER THE CONTROL AND MONITORING SUPERVISION OF PROFESSIONAL TESTING SERVICES, INC. Exams are scored by Professional Testing, Inc. and mailed to the UCF-IOG for processing. This may take up to six weeks.
Should you fail the exam, you may challenge your score, request a review, and/or retake it. You must pass within THREE YEARS of completing the course. NO PERSON MAY ATTEND TAKE AN EXAM IF APPROVED PAYMENT HASN'T BEEN MADE PRIOR TO THE START OF THE CLASS OR EXAM
***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.***
Refunds less a $20.00 administrative fee are given if written cancellation is received at least three days prior to the exam.
For complete details on the process and requirements for testing and certification, please review the Candidate Information Bulletin. In the bulletin you will find information on the certification process, registering for the exam, fees, examination rules, areas of concentration for each certification level and more.
The Florida Association of Code Enforcement also offers a Certificate as a Code Enforcement Professional (CEP) for achieving the first three levels of certification, successful completion of the Legal Issue Paper, and employment for at least three years as a code enforcement officer.
For more information on the exam or certification courses please contact:
Florida Institute of Government
University of Central Florida
12443 Research Pkwy, Ste. 402
Orlando, FL 32826-3282
(407)882-3960 FAX (407)882-3968