The Florida Animal Control Association, Inc., (FACA) was originally organized in 1961 as the Florida State Animal Control Officers Association. In 1984 the Association was reorganized and chartered as the Florida Animal Control Association. In 1994 the purpose statement was changed to include “protection” as well as “control”. In 2023, FACA began doing business as Florida Animal Protection and Advocacy Association (FAPAA).
Through this mission, the Florida Animal Control Association, DBA Florida Animal Protection and Advocacy Association hopes to improve the methods and standards of the animal control and protection profession while informing the public of the importance of work performed by these professionals.
FAPAA is a non-profit organization composed of individual, organizational, related associate, and corporate members. Membership fees, voting privileges, and other requirements of membership are delineated in the Constitution and Bylaws of FAPAA and policy-making is vested in the Board of Directors.
40-hour Animal Control Officer training – Florida Animal Control Association is the only organization statutorily required and responsible for approving curriculum for the 40-hour Animal Control Officer training course. FAPAA partners with several colleges throughout Florida to offer our training and we are also working with the University of Florida to create an online training program. FAPAA maintains all records for certifications issued for successful completion of FAPAA courses in our database.
16-hour Euthanasia Technician course – Florida Animal Protection and Advocacy Associations’ euthanasia course is approved by the Board of Veterinary Medicine. FAPAA partners with approved instructors throughout Florida to provide our training program for euthanasia technicians.
16-hour Chemical Immobilization course – Florida Animal Protection and Advocacy Associations’ Chemical Immobilization course meets all requirements of Florida State Statute. FAPAA partners with approved instructors throughout Florida to provide our training program.