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.    



December 22nd & 23rd, 2022

Humane Society of the Treasure Coast
4100 SW Leighton Farm Ave
Palm City, FL 34990

Registration Fee:

  • $250.00 for students from FACA Member Agencies
  • $300.00 for all other students.

Deadline to register is December 9th.  

To Register:   Contact Patricia Diskant, DVM via email  PDiskant@hstc1.org


February 24th & 25th, 2023

Florida Animal Control Association Training Conference
Florida Hotel & Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32809

Registration Fee:

  • $350 for students from FACA Member Agencies
  • $385 for students from Non FACA Members

To Register: Complete conference registration form FACA 2023 Registration

Complete survey monkey requesHERE

All participants must attend all sessions on Friday and Saturday.  The hands-on practical portion of the certification must be completed at attendees respective shelter within 30 days of course and must be completed with a veterinarian.

For additional information, please contact FACA Headquarters at:  info@floridaanimalcontrol.org



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