Florida State Statute 828.058, and Florida Administrative Code 61G18-16.005, mandate that an employee or agent of a public or private agency, animal shelter or other facility that is operated for the collection and care of stray, neglected, abandoned or unwanted animals must successfully complete a 16 hour euthanasia technician certification course prior to performing animal euthanasia. At this time, FACA’s Euthanasia Certification course is the only course that has been approved by the Florida Board of Veterinary Medicine.

This course is not open to the general public. FACA instructors will only certify students who are employed by agencies who meet the statutory definition provided above. All other potential students must first obtain permission from the FACA Board of Directors.    




September 16th & 19th, 2016

Tallahassee Animal Services
Actual Class will be at The American Red Cross
1115 Easterwood Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32311

REGISTRATION FEE:     $125 for FACA Members
                                                    $180 for Non-Members

TO REGISTER:    Contact Rachel Barton, DVM via phone at (850) 891-2980
or via email at:


September 21st & 22nd, 2016

Polk County Sheriff’s Animal Control
7115 De Castro Road
Winter Haven, FL 33880

TO REGISTER:   Contact Hope Masterson at (863) 577-1721 


September 29th & 30th, 2016

Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center
440 N. Falkenburg Rd.
Tampa, FL 33619

TO REGISTER:   Contact Lisa Centonze, DVM at (813) 612-8414



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