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The Board and UCF FIOG staff have been receiving inquiries about when face to face presentation of certification courses will begin again. During the July 21, 2020 Board Meeting this topic was presented and discussed at length. The overall opinion is that with more than 10,000 new cases in Florida daily, provisions of the Emergency Declaration and Orders must remain in place.  By Consensus of the FACE Board, it was determined we do not support face to face learning at this time. 

This item will remain on each FACE Board Meeting Agenda until it is determined safe to return to the classroom. In the meantime, the Certification Committee will continue the task of completing re-writes and determine how to best provide certification courses virtually. Thank you for your understanding.

Community Real Estate Development Program (CRED)

CRED Tampa Bay 2020
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The challenging field of community real estate development requires practitioners that know how to use public and private resources, and demands skill sets in real estate development, finance and project management.

The Community Real Estate Development Certificate Program at USF offers practical training for community developers and other industry professionals. CRED provides the tools needed to carry out successful affordable housing and community-based real estate development projects.

CRED currently develops practitioners with insight into the community development issues facing the Tampa Bay, South Florida, and North Florida regions.


Florida Association of Code Enforcement

The Florida Association of Code Enforcement was established to study and advance the science and practice of Code Enforcement statewide through training, certification, and the exchange of ideas, information, and code enforcement techniques.

We're pleased to coordinate certification classes and provide professional development training to code enforcement personnel within our service area. F.A.C.E. has four levels of curriculum for certification.

Fundamentals of Code Enforcement

  • Report Writing
  • Communication Skills
  • Legal Aspects
  • Property Ownership
  • Ethics
  • Principles & Practices

Administrative Aspects of Code Enforcement

  • Manager's Role in Code Enforcement
  • Media Relations
  • Records Management
  • Employment Laws
  • Performance Management
  • Stress Management
  • Time Management
  • Public Speaking

Legal Issues in Code Enforcement

  • Mock Code Board Hearing
  • Case Development
  • Special Issues
  • Code Enforcement Board Evidentiary Issues
  • Local Government Ordinances
  • Mock Citation Trial
  • Other Legal Options
  • Testifying and Demeanor

Officer Safety and Field Applications

  • Practical Applications
  • Conflict and Defensive Tactics
  • Courtest and Respect
  • Human Behavior, Diversity and Culture
  • People of Special Concerns
  • Substance Abuse
  • Officer Survival Considerations
  • Animal Encounter Issues
  • Hazardous Materials/Situations and Incident Command



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Developing your workforce increases efficiency and enhances customer service.

From building communication and teamwork skills to understanding diversity and conflict, we can assist to further develop your staff into well-rounded professionals.

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Florida Institute of Government
4202 East Fowler Ave, SOC107
Tampa, Florida 33620
Main Line: (813) 974-8423

The USF Florida Institute of Government envisions itself as the premier provider of educational activities, training, technical assistance and applied research for local governments, special districts and non-profits in the nine-county regional service area.