Monday, August 21, 2023 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, August 25, 2023 at 3:30 PM CDT

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Hilton Garden Inn, Panama City 
1101 US Highway 231
Panama City, FL 32405

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Amy Brewer 
FSU Florida Institute of Government on behalf of F.A.C.E. 

F.A.C.E. Legal Issues of Code Enforcement - Panama City | August 21-25, 2023 

Course Topics

August 21-25, 2023

The modules listed below make up the 36 hours of course work required for the “Legal Issues” certification. Certificates are awarded upon completion of all 36 class hours AND passing of the Legal Issues Certification Exam.

  • Case Development (4 hours)
  • Evidentiary Issues (4 hours)
  • Testifying and Demeanor(4 hours)
  • Other Legal Options (4 hours)
  • Code Enforcement Board (4 hours)
  • Mock Code Enforcement Board Hearing (4 hours)
  • Special Issues (4 hours)
  • Local Government Ordinances (2 hours)
  • Mock Citation Trial (2 hours)
  • Review for Exam (required) (4 hours)


Exam Requirements
August 25, 2023 | 1:30pm-3:30pm (CT)

After attending the required 36 hours of classes, Code Enforcement officers must successfully pass an examination in order to receive certification in “Legal Issues of Code Enforcement.”


Daily Schedule

Monday, Aug. 21, 2023
       Code Enforcement Board
Monday, Aug. 21, 2023
1:00pm - 5:00pm
       Other Legal Options
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023
       Case Development
Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2023
       Evidentiary Issues
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023
       Local Government Ordinance
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023
       Mock Citation Trial
Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2023
       Special Issues
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023
       Testifying and Demeanor
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023
       Mock Code Board Hearing
Friday, Aug. 25, 2023
       Mandatory Exam Review

Friday, Aug. 25, 2023

       FACE Legal Issues Certification Exam

Hotel Information

A small block of hotel rooms has been reserved (from Sunday evening, Aug. 20th through Friday morning, Aug. 25th) at the Hilton Garden Inn, Panama City, with a special room rate of $134 per night for code officers (w/ advanced registration prior to hotel cutoff date of July 21, 2023.)


Additional Information

REGISTRATION: You will be registering and paying for the class and the exam at the same time. AFTER you submit your registration form, you will receive an auto-generated email with a secure credit card payment link embedded within. After you click on the secure payment link, go to Certifications > FACE Certifications > and under Items, select the correct class. Registrations are confirmed only after payment is received which must be prior to the payment deadline of Friday, August 4, 2023.

REFRESHMENTS: Coffee will be provided in the morning but refreshments and lunch are on your own each day.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION: You will receive a confirmation letter from the IOG at FSU upon registration and payment of CLASS & EXAM fees.

IMPORTANT POLICY NOTE: No person may attend F.A.C.E. training or take an exam if approved payment has not been made prior to the registration deadline.

REFUNDS: Must be requested in writing and received no later than ten business days prior to the first day of the classes (i.e., Friday, August 4, 2023). Fees will be refunded less a $75.00 administrative charge. All monies are forfeited beyond this date. Non-attendance does not constitute a withdrawal or refund request. We reserve the right to cancel the classes; in that case, the registration fees will be refunded in full.

CONTACT: If you have any questions or need additional information, please email Amy Brewer at abrewer@fsu.edu or call our main office at (850) 645-6700.