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Code Enforcement

Certification and Recertification

 

The John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government at FAU is pleased to coordinate certification classes and provide professional development training to Code Enforcement personnel within an 8-county area. Please watch this page for schedules for Levels I, II, III  and IV Florida Association of Code Enforcement (F.A.C.E.) certification classes and examinations, and for seminars and classes to fulfill the F.A.C.E. re-certification requirement.

 

Effective July 1, 2011 F.A.C.E. fee structure is changing; (Active Member $35.00, Associate Member $25.00), and you must register for membership online.

 

To register for F.A.C.E. membership please click here

 

Please contact Susan Pruchnicki at:  407/882-3960 or Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu with questions or for more information.

Recertification is required every two years after first being certified. In order to remain certified, code enforcement personnel must attend 16 hours of continuing education classes during every two year period after they were first certified. Once you have fulfilled this requirement, please submit the Affidavit of Completion of Continuing Education Requirements. You may obtain the affidavit in the F.A.C.E. newsletter Interface or by clicking on this link, or by contacting the Institute of Government at 561/297-3749. Please note that submission of this information is up to the individual. Any Level I, II, or III certification class also counts for continuing education.  

F.A.C.E. RECERTIFICATION CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE LISTED BELOW

 

**For description, brochure and registration information please go to the: UPCOMING PROGRAMS PAGE

OR

Click Here for the Brochure and Registration Form for our  Dec. open enrollment classes

 

Click Here for the Brochure and Registration Form for our Spring open enrollment classes

 

Motivation Boot Camp Feb. 25 Coral Springs 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Certificate Program in Public Records Management Mar. 12 & 13 Martin County Sheriff's Office 9:00  am- 4:00 pm each day 12 hours/ 1.2 CEUs
Administrative Professional Development Training: But It's Always Been Done This Way Mar. 25 Hollywood 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUS
Emotional Intelligence Apr. 9 Tamarac 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Managing Your Leadership Style: Utilize Personality Type Preference to Maximize Executive Capacity Apr. 14 Boca Raton 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Specification Writing for Government Employees Apr. 30 FDOT 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

7 hours/.7 CEUS

(not eligible for F.A.C.E. credits)

Managing Conflict in the Workplace May 1 Pompano Beach 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Customer Service for Public Sector Employees May 14 Tamarac 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Powerful Connections at Work - Successful Networking Skills June 4 Hollywood 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs
Dealing With Unlicensed Contractors June 11 Town of Davie 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 4 hours/.4 CEUs

 

 

CERTIFICATION THROUGH THE FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT (F.A.C.E.)

Certification requires attendance at all classes for that series and passing the multiple choice examination with a score of 75 or higher.

Members of F.A.C.E. receive a discount on certification classes and exam registration fees as well as a newsletter and networking opportunities. You do NOT have to be working in Code Enforcement in order to join.

Registration for F.A.C.E. membership must be done online

(Active Member $35.00, Associate Member $25.00)

 

Please follow this link to become a F.A.C.E. member

 

Please contact Susan Pruchnicki at:  407/882-3960 or Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu with questions or for more information.

 

 If you are interested in a certain certification class that is not being offered at this time, please call 561/297-3749 or email sdean@fau.edu to be put on the email notification list.  We will notify you when the class becomes available.

F.A.C.E. CERTIFICATION CLASSES NOW AVAILABLE LISTED BELOW

Fundamentals of Code Enforcement

(Classes and Exam)

Jan. 26 - Jan. 31 FAU, Davie

8:00am -  5:00pm ea. day

Exam 10:00am - 12:00pm on Jan. 31

Officer Safety and Field Applications

(Classes and Exam)

Feb. 9 -12, 2015 Hollywood

8:00am -  5:00pm Mon. - Wed.

8:00am -  3:00pm Thurs.

Exam 3:30pm - 5:30pm Thurs.

Legal Issues of Code Enforcement

(Classes and Exam)

Feb. 24, 26, Mar. 3, 5, 10, 19, 24, and 26, 2015 FAU, Davie

Varies, please see flyer

Exam: 1:30 - 3:30 Thurs. Mar. 26

Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement

(Classes and Exam)

Mar. 2 - Mar. 7 FAU, Davie

8:00am -  5:00pm ea. day

Exam 10:00am - 12:00pm on March 7

FUNDAMENTALS OF CODE ENFORCEMENT

CODE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION CLASSES AND EXAM

 

Dates: Jan. 26 - Jan. 31

 

Location: FAU campus, Davie

 

Classes: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

 

This class is full and we are no longer accepting registrations.

Please contact Sue Dean at sdean@fau.edu or 561/297-3749

to be put on our waiting list for this class and notification list for the next Level I class

 

Exam: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the same location

 

(If you have any questions regarding the classes please contact

Sue Dean at 561/297-3749 or email her at sdean@fau.edu)

 

Please follow this link to register online for the exam

 

(Exam registrations are handled through UCF and only done online.

If you have any questions regarding the exam registration please contact

Susan Pruchnicki at 407/882-3960 or email her at Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu

 

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OFFICER SAFETY AND FIELD APPLICATIONS

 CODE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION CLASSES AND EXAM

 

Dates: Feb. 9 - Feb. 12, 2015

 

Location: Garfield Community Center, Hollywood, FL

Classes: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Wednesday

8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thurs

 

Please follow this link for the flyer and registration form for the classes
 OR
 REGISTER ONLINE

 

(If you have any questions regarding the classes please contact

Sue Dean at 561/297-3749 or email her at sdean@fau.edu)

 

Exam: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the same location

 

Please follow this link to register online for the exam

 

(Exam registrations are handled through UCF and only done online.

If you have any questions regarding the exam registration please contact

Susan Pruchnicki at 407/882-3960 or email her at Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu

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LEGAL ISSUES OF CODE ENFORCEMENT

 CODE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION CLASSES AND EXAM

 

Dates: Feb. 24, 26, Mar. 3, 5, 10, 19, 24, and 26, 2015

 

Location: FAU Campus, Davie

Classes: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., most days

8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. on Mar. 3 and 10

 

Please follow this link for the flyer and registration form for the classes
 OR
 REGISTER ONLINE

 

(If you have any questions regarding the classes please contact

Sue Dean at 561/297-3749 or email her at sdean@fau.edu)

 

Exam: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Thursday  Mar. 26th at the same location

 

Please follow this link to register online for the exam

 

(Exam registrations are handled through UCF and only done online.

If you have any questions regarding the exam registration please contact

Susan Pruchnicki at 407/882-3960 or email her at Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu

 

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASPECTS OF CODE ENFORCEMENT

CODE ENFORCEMENT CERTIFICATION CLASSES AND EXAM

 

Dates: March 2 - 7, 2015

 

Location: FAU Campus, Davie

Please follow this link for the flyer and registration form for the classes
 OR
 REGISTER ONLINE

 

(If you have any questions regarding the classes please contact

Sue Dean at 561/297-3749 or email her at sdean@fau.edu)

 

Exam: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the same location

 

Please follow this link to register online for the exam

 

(Exam registrations are handled through UCF and only done online.

If you have any questions regarding the exam registration please contact

Susan Pruchnicki at 407/882-3960 or email her at Susan.Pruchnicki@ucf.edu

 

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F.A.C.E. CERTIFICATION CURRICULUMS

 

Fundamentals of Code Enforcement

REPORT WRITING: Learn how to gather information and prepare code enforcement documents while improving accuracy, clarity and conciseness. Includes preparing investigative documents, case dockets or summaries, and required formal notices. (4 hours)

VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Understand two-way communication with emphasis on listening skills and non-verbal communication; learn specific techniques for dealing with angry people and the use of verbal judo when dealing with the public. (4 hours)

LEGAL ASPECTS OF CODE ENFORCEMENT: Review the laws affecting code enforcement, from the U. S. Constitution to Chapter 162 of the Florida Statutes, including equal enforcement, right of entry, and issuance of warrants. (8 hours)

PROPERTY RESEARCH AND OWNERSHIP: Learn to understand legal descriptions, locate property, and calculate the area of parcels. Identify various types of ownership and the methods of researching them. (8 hours)

ETHICS: Examine ethical dilemmas and guidelines, definitions, common rationalizations, and establishment of an ethical environment. Gain knowledge of the ethical standards of public administration. (4 hours)

PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF CODE ENFORCEMENT: Learn how to apply basic knowledge and skills to daily activities. These skills will include enforcement techniques, inspection procedures, field communications, and call handling as well as legal issues requited to complete duties from the initial complaint to the final hearing process. Part I - Administrative: Learn the role and history of code enforcement, complaint taking procedures, phone procedures, and proper documentation. Part II - Field Inspections and Civil Process: Learn proper inspection procedures, field contacts, how to ensure officer safety, how to prepare field reports, how to effectively present cases to the Code Enforcement Board, and how to deal with hearing procedures, citations, and liens. (12 hours) ____________________________________________________
 

Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement

THE MANAGER'S ROLE IN CODE ENFORCEMENT: Learn Strategic Planning, Visioning, Organization, Standard Operating Procedures, Budgeting, and Technology with this course. (8 hours - NEW 2013)

MEDIA AND PUBLIC RELATIONS: When dealing with the media and the public, learn to put your best foot forward -- instead of putting it in your mouth. Be proactive. Give effective interviews by developing a media strategy that will present Code Enforcement to the public positively. (4 hours - Revised 2013)


PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT: Establish a year-round cycle of performance management which includes developing and sharing with employees realistic job performance standards, conducting quarterly and yearly performance appraisals,, and using appropriate coaching and counseling techniques. (4 hours)

EMPLOYMENT LAWS: Implement sound, legal, and effective employment policies based on federal and state mandates, paying particular attention to dealing with sexual harassment in the workplace, using appropriate interviewing techniques, and general requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. (4 hours - New 2013)

PUBLIC SPEAKING: Give presentations like a pro -- in front of 2 or 200 people -- using proven techniques to enhance professional style and get points across. (8 hours)

RECORDS MANAGEMENT IN CODE ENFORCEMENT: Review the best ways to keep the Code Enforcement office data using State approved records management systems and complying with Florida's public records law. (4 hours - UPDATED 2013)

STRESS MANAGEMENT: Control stress and avoid burn-out by learning to recognize and manage the hidden and not-so-hidden stress in life. (4 hours)

TIME MANAGEMENT: Manage time effectively by using principles of time management, recognizing and controlling time wasters, and delegating appropriately. (4 hours) ____________________________________________________
 

Legal Issues in Code Enforcement

CASE DEVELOPMENT: How to investigate and initiate a Code Enforcement case. How to issue a proper Statement of Violation and Notice of Hearing. How to ensure good service of process. (4 hours)

CODE ENFORCEMENT: SPECIAL ISSUES: Examination of special areas relating to Code Enforcement including repeat violations, demolition, right of entry, stipulations, fines, recovery of costs, and rehearings. (4 hours)

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD: Expansion of Chapter 162's enumeration of the Code Enforcement Board's purpose, organization, appointment, powers, role at the hearings and responsibilities as a quasi-judicial body. (4 hours)

MOCK CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD HEARING: Following a summary of procedures which should be followed in preparing and presenting effective cases to the Code Enforcement Board, several mock cases are enacted by the attendees. Critique and evaluation follow. (4 hours)

EVIDENTIARY ISSUES: Standards of evidence necessary in a Code Enforcement Board procedure including relevance, rights of alleged violators and the Board, due process, privileges, Fourth and Fifth Amendment issues, hearsay, and use of public records. (4 hours)

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ORDINANCES: An overview of ordinance development including construction, format, adoption, and codification. (2 hours)

OTHER LEGAL OPTIONS AND COURT PROCEDURES: Civil and criminal procedures other than the Code Enforcement Board process, including citations, injunctions, public nuisance penalties, and physical arrest. (4 hours)

MOCK CITATION TRIAL: Following an overview of procedures to be followed in court appearances and differences with the Code Enforcement Board process, several mock citation trials are held, followed by critique and evaluation. (2 hours)

TESTIFYING AND DEMEANOR: How to make the most effective presentation either before the Code Enforcement Board or in a courtroom. The importance of proper preparation before testifying. What to expect in the courtroom and how to proceed. Suggestions to witnesses. (4 hours)

MANDATORY REVIEW BEFORE TEST: (4 hours) ____________________________________________________

Officer Safety and Field Applications

Defensive Tactics with Practical Applications: This course offers classroom and hands-on training for the Code Enforcement Officer’s personal safety. You will learn strike and pressure points, proper blocking and striking, weapon defense, takedown, ground fighting, and escape techniques.

Interpersonal Skills Training Part I: Conflict, Courtesy, Human Behavior, and Diversity: Learn skills to better stabilize threatening situations including: how to demonstrate courtesy and respect during times of conflict; understanding of basic individual needs; dealing with the complexities of a diverse population.  Note: The diversity segment of this course will be continued into the next day

Interpersonal Skills Training Part II: Persons with Special Concerns, Substance Abuse, and Officer Survival: This session will continue the diversity training from Session Two.  You will learn to interact with special needs citizens, recognize physical signs of persons under the influence of drugs, and gain the skills necessary to remain alert and aware of your environment to ensure safety while on the job

Field Safety and Survival: Learn the basic skills to handle an aggressive animal; how to identify and properly handle situations involving hazardous materials; techniques such as stance and demeanor to remain in control and avoid unnecessarily confrontational situations

 

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