"Supporting fair, honest and accurate elections in the state of Florida"

Florida Certified Election Professionals (FCEP)



FCEP Curriculum        FCEP Session Calendar & Course Schedule      
FCEP Program Admission Requirements        FCEP Course Registration       
Master Florida Certified Election Professional/Vendor Graduation & Certification       
Master Florida Certified Election Professional/Vendor Certification Renewal       


FCEP Program Information

The nationally-awarded FCEP program, organized by FSASE, provides Florida elections officials, their staff, and vendors the opportunity to receive additional election education on topics such as voter registration, media relations, and election workers, to name a few. The FCEP mission is to provide and support continuing education and certification programs that encourage the highest level of professionalism. In 2015, the FCEP program was awarded the Professional Practice Award from the Election Center and in 2016, the FCEP program was awarded the Eagle Award from IGO (formerly known as IACREOT).

More specific program details and background information is included in the FCEP Procedures and Protocols located here.

FCEP Objectives

  • To increase the knowledge and skill levels of elected officials and staff in elections offices in Florida.
  • To provide incentives to Supervisors of Elections and their staff to continually enhance their levels of professional and personal development.
  • To integrate current courses and programs from IGO (formerly IACREOT) and the Election Center with additional learning options in elections law, administrative skills, research and technology, and human relations.
  • To share common perspectives, issues, and challenges in a structured, collegial atmosphere.

FCEP Core Values

  • Apply the highest ethical standards, integrity, competencies and professionalism.
  • Seek to continuously improve the election experience in Florida.
  • Maintain transparency in relationships with citizens, colleagues, staff and other agencies.
  • Communicate openly and honestly, inviting the free expression of ideas.
  • Collaborate as a team acknowledging diverse roles and expertise.
  • Strive for personal excellence and professional development through purposeful and continual learning.

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FCEP Curriculum

The FCEP program consists of 30 core courses that cover election education topics such as election law, voter registration, polling place management, as well as courses that cover topics in the areas of human resources, stress management and leadership to name a few. For a full course catalog, please click here.

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FCEP Session Calendar & Course Schedule

FCEP courses are offered in odd numbered years. Four, five course sessions, are offered bi-monthly. For the 2019-2023 FCEP Session Calendar, please click here.

The 2019 FCEP Course Schedule has been finalized. Click here for the detailed schedule. Registration and session specific agendas will be available 55 days prior to each session begin date.

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FCEP Program Admission Requirements

New participants to the FCEP program, must complete an application for admittance prior to registering for FCEP courses. The application form, located here, must be submitted via email upon completion. Once the participant has been accepted into the FCEP program, the participant will be sent a welcome email which will provide instructions on how the participant can track completion of FCEP courses.

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FCEP Course Registration

Registration for the February 6, 2019 – February 8, 2019 FCEP Session is now open!  Please register via this link:  https://s01.123signup.com/servlet/SignUpMember?PG=1538255182300&P=15382551911433302200

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Master Florida Certified Election Professional/Vendor Graduation & Certification

In order for a participant to obtain the Master Florida Certified Election Professional/Vendor (MFCEP/MFCEV) designation, participants must complete the 30 core FCEP courses and submit an application for graduation. The Master Florida Certified Election Professional/Vendor graduation checklist and application is located here.

FCEP participants can check their progress by accessing their FCEP account via this link.

For a full list of individuals that have been awarded their MFCEP or MFCEV designation, please click here.

                     

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Master Florida Certified Election Professional/Vendor Certification Renewal

MFCEP/MFCEV recertification occurs every two years following the participants original graduation date. In order to maintain the MFCEP/MFCEV designation, graduates must take one renewal course within the two year period.

ATTENTION GRADUATES: Need to take a renewal course? The FCEP Recertification Course I: History of Elections in Florida is available online.To register, please use this link.

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