Our Mission & Goals

F.A.C.E. By-Laws

(Updated 2024)

2022-2023 Strategic Plan

(Revised September 2023)


The Florida Association of Code Enforcement, Inc. (F. A. C. E.) is a non-profit member-driven organization, established in 1989, and currently serves over 2,300 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.


Making Florida the foremost state to live, work and play.


Professionalism. We believe in promoting the highest degree of professionalism while performing our duties without bias, and with a commitment to our organization, communities and profession. 

Accountability. We believe in and conduct business with full transparency and responsiveness to the membership and the public. 

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

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

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


Developing highly responsive and ethical code officers by promoting and advancing our profession through education, certification, advocacy and networking.


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:  To continue to embrace technologies to advance the effectiveness and efficiency of the Florida Association of Code Enforcement.

FISCAL:  To continue to ensure the Florida Association of Code Enforcement’s fiscal integrity and sustainability with transparency to the membership.

IMAGE AND RELATIONSHIPS:  To maintain a positive image and 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 an active role in legislative matters 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.