Our Mission & Goals


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 the advancement of code enforcement. We are dedicated to promoting the safety, personal awareness, education, advocacy, and recognition of code enforcement personnel throughout the state.


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.

Accountability. We believe in the careful stewardship of our educational, fiscal, and human resources. We 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


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 safety, networking, understanding, and fellowship 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:  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.

A full version of the FACE 2020-2021 Strategic Plan Report is available for viewing.