Legal Issues of Code Enforcement
Classes: March 20 - 24, 2017
Exam: March 24, 2017
Escambia County Central Office Complex
The Florida Institute of Government at FSU will be holding the F.A.C.E “Legal Issues of Code Enforcement” certification classes in Pensacola from March 20 - 24, 2017. The focus of this course is an in-depth look at Chapter 162 and the legal side of your job as a Code Officer. The course covers all the elements of code enforcement work that you use in the field and in the office. Also included are Code Enforcement Board processes; the use of special magistrates; and citations. Knowledge gained in this course will enhance an individual's abilities through further understanding of how his/her job is governed by Florida law.
You must register and submit payment for the Class and the Exam separately by using the two different registration links below. The Class registration and fees will be sent to the Florida Institute of Government at Florida State University. The Exam registration and fees will be sent to the Florida Institute of Government at the University of Central Florida.
CLASS REGISTRATION: The Classes will be held Monday through Thursday, March 20 – 24, 2017, from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm (Central Time.) Class fees are $13.00 per hour for members of FACE ($468.00 total) and $17.00 per class hour for non-members ($612.00 total).
EXAM REGISTRATION: The Exam will be held on Friday, March 24, 2017, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Central Time). Exam fees are $85.00 for FACE members and $135.00 for non-members, if payment is postmarked two weeks prior to the exam date. (Payment must be received NO LATER than Friday, March 10, 2017!) Payments received after this date will incur significant late fees. For exam registration and payment information, click HERE.
HOW TO ATTEND CLASSES
To complete the “CLASS” registration process, fill out the registration form below, indicating your method and amount of payment. For Credit or P-Card payments, after submitting this form, call our office at (850) 487-1870 and we will take your payment over the phone. For Check payments please mail your check and a copy of your registration confirmation email to:
John Scott Dailey Florida Institute of Government
3200 Commonwealth Blvd., Suite 7
Tallahassee, FL 32303
Payment made by check or money order should be made payable to The Florida Institute of Government. All fees for classes (whether by credit card, check, or purchase order) must be submitted within two weeks after submitting your registration form.
We can refund CLASS fees, minus a $30 administrative fee, if we receive written notice at least three business days prior to the beginning of the class (no later than Wednesday, October 19, 2016.) Refund requests for the EXAM fees must be made directly to the Florida Institute of Government at UCF.
F.A.C.E. MEMBERSHIP INFO
Membership is $35 for ACTIVE officers (working in code or with an agency that enforces them) and $25 for ASSOCIATES (students, those retired from F. A. C. E., and those just interested in the program/organization/benefits.) If you would like to become a member of F.A.C.E., click here: http://face-online.org.
IMPORTANT POLICY NOTE
Effective Jan. 1, 2016, no person may attend F.A.C.E. training or take an exam if approved payment has not been made prior to the start of the class or exam.
A small block of rooms has been reserved at the Residence Inn Downtown in Pensacola. To make your hotel reservations, call (850) 432-0202 and request the “Code Enforcement Training” government rate of $122 per night as soon as you have been approved to attend the Legal Issues class. This room block and special group rate is expected to sell out quickly (prior to the cut-off date of February 19, 2017.)
Class size for the workshops is limited. Once approved to attend, please FAX or EMAIL your Class Registration Form to us prior to sending payment so that we can reserve your seat! Lunch is NOT included in registration fees. Refreshments will be provided for breaks in the morning and afternoon.
You will receive a confirmation letter upon registration and receipt of payment for the Fundamentals of Code Enforcement certification CLASS. An additional confirmation letter will be sent upon registration and receipt of payment for the certification EXAM. If you have any questions or need additional information, email Amy Brewer at email@example.com or call our main office at (850) 487-1870.
The modules listed below make up the 36 hours of course work required for the “Leagel Issues” certification. A record is kept for each participant by the Florida Institute of Government at UCF. Certificates are awarded upon completion of all 36 class hours and passing of the Fundamentals Certification Exam. All Classes and Exam are scheduled using CENTRAL TIME ZONE.
CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD Mon., Mar. 20 (8 AM - 12 PM)
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)
OTHER LEGAL OPTIONSMon., Mar. 20 (1 PM - 5 PM)
Civil and criminal procedures other than the Code Enforcement Board process, including citations, injunctions, public nuisance penalties, and physical arrest. (4 hours)
CASE DEVELOPMENTTue., Mar. 21 (8 AM - 12 PM)
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)
EVIDENTIARY ISSUESTue., Mar. 21 (1 PM - 5 PM)
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 ORDINANCEWed.,Mar. 22 (8 AM - 10 AM)
An overview of ordinance development including construction, format, adoption, and codification. (2 hours)
MOCK CITATION TRIALWed., Mar. 22 (10 AM - 12 PM)
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)
SPECIAL ISSUESWed., Mar. 22 (1 pM - 5 PM)
Examination of special areas relating to Code Enforcement including repeat violations, demolition, right of entry, stipulations, fines, recovery of costs, and rehearing’s. (4 hours)
TESTIFYING AND DEMEANORThurs., Mar. 23 (8 AM - 12 PM)
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)
MOCK CODE BOARD HEARINGThurs., Mar. 23 (1 PM - 5 PM)
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)
MANDATORY REVIEW PRIOR TO EXAMFri., Mar. 24 (8 AM - 12 PM)
FACE LEGAL ISSUES CERTIFICATION EXAMFri., Mar. 24 (1:30 PM - 3:30 PM)
For Exam Registration and payment information, click HERE
This event has reached capacity and registration is closed. If you have any questions please call us at (850) 487-1870.
Questions? Please contact Amy Brewer by phone at (850) 487-1870, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.