All courses are recommended to be taken
in class order and should not be deviated from. By taking them in order
the students alleviate any problems by having the knowledge to go to the
next course. The courses are now being given in course order which will
help students target their educational needs. Each course now will have
a prerequisite that is recommended to be taken before the subject
course. By establishing these guidelines the FACM board is trying to
establish a higher quality of education, a more respected Designation
and a easier path to final designation.
In order to achieve this Objective, FACM
and the Florida Department of Revenue have partnered to deliver these,
and IAAO courses, from time to time throughout the year. Please see the
DOR Training Plan for more details at;
There are two designations that are
obtainable by completing all four FACM courses. One is the CCF
(Certified Cadastralist of Florida) designation that is awarded to those
members that successfully take all four FACM courses and IAAO
Course 600 or
Course 601 and currently work for a Property Appraisal
Office or the Florida Department of Revenue. Those members not
working for a Property Appraisal Office but completing the same CCF
course requirements can apply for the CCM (Certified Cadastral Mapper)
designation. Also offered is a MCF (Master Cadastralist of
Florida) designation that is tested on the culmination of all phases of
the cadastral mapping profession. The requirements and applicant
form are given below the following information. Complete Information and requirements
and courses for the CCF and CCM designations are listed immediately below.
Information on Certified Cadastral of
Florida (CCF) and
Certified Cadastral Mapper Designation (CCM)
Detailed Course Descriptions and Cadastralist Program
(includes CCF Application)
CCM Designation Description
CCM Designation Application Form
Click for DOR GIS and Cadastral Workshop Schedule Nov 2010
to October 2011
here for DOR FACM Course Descriptions
Click here for IAAO Course Descriptions
Click Here for Florida Property Tax Oversight Program Calendar
To register for FACM course 01, 02, 03 or 04, complete the
FACM Course Enrollment
IAAO course 101 Fundamentals of Real Property Appraisal
*IAAO course 600 Principles & Techniques of Cadastral Mapping or
IAAO course 601 Cadastral Mapping Methods and Applications
* Required course to obtain CCF designation
Taking a Course
Each student who wishes to still take a course through DOR should follow
the DOR requirements. (see hyper-link)
All Counties who wish to hold a course should submit a
with dates and approved places to hold the
course to the Education Chairman. There should be at least 2 months of
preparation time to allow for getting course material copied and to find
a suitable instructor with an approved date. The Instructor will be paid
for all incidentals and for teaching the course. The county will not
have to pay the Instructor.
There is a minimum
requirement of 10 students @ $300 per student. Even if there are not 10
students the county can pay for 10 students and still hold the class.
There will be a posting on
the FACM web site under events of all courses being held with there
dates and places. If the county hosting wishes to open up the course for
surrounding counties to help defray cost, then it will rest with that
county to do so.
Any individual who wishes
to challenge any course may do so by submitting a
request. The request form should be mailed to the FACM Treasurer
with payment (see payment fees below). Course material for the course
ordered will be mailed to the individual for studying prior to taking
the course test. The individual will have 30 days from the shipping of
material to schedule for a proctor to administer the test. To arrange
for a proctor the individual must submit to the Education Chairman in
writing or via e-mail when they are ready to take the test. If the
individual fails to submit for a proctor in the allotted time frame they
will then have to submit all over again for a proctor minus any fees for
material already received. The Proctor must be from another county and
cannot be from the same office or county to avoid any conflict. If the
individual passes a certificate will be issued to that person. If they
fail they can re-submit to take the course again minus the fees for
course material after 60 days from notice of failure.
Books and Testing
FACM Members only:
Course Books $50
Test (1st time) $125
Re-Test (each time there after) $125
Non FACM Members:
Course Books $100
Test (1st time) $250
Re-Test (each time there after) $250
These fees also apply to
any individual who takes a course through DOR, On-Site courses or
challenges who fail, can also re-test with these requirements.
Proctor List & Proctor
Rules for Challenging Courses: Approved Proctor List
1) Each proctor will be
approved by the FACM board and will be listed on the web site of
2) The Proctor will be notified by the Education Chairman and will
arrange for a suitable time and place to give the test.
3) The Proctor will be mailed the test and will be required to mail it
back to the Education Chairman as soon as the test is complete.
4) The Education Chairman
will grade the test and notify the individual if they passed or fail.
5) The Proctor will only
be there to administer the test, not to answer questions from the
student. This is the same rule all instructors follow when giving the
test for DOR. The Proctor will not have an answer key, only the
Educational Chairman will. If there are questions they can only pertain
to how to answer a question or if they don't understand a Proctor can
try and re-address the question to where the student may be able to
In addition to the CCF and CCM designations FACM offers
an advanced designation, the Master Cadastralist of Florida (MCF)
covering all phases of the cadastral mapping profession. It is the
highest designation given to FACM members.
Click here for MCF Application Form
1. Applicant must be an FACM member in good standing.
2. Applicant must submit a
application form and fee to the Chairperson of the
3. Applicant shall currently hold the Certified Cadastralist of Florida
(CCF) designation or an equivalent combination of training and
experience as approved by the designation committee.
4. Applicant shall have been employed in the cadastral mapping
profession for at least five (5) years.
5. Candidate shall successfully complete a certification examination.
A validated examination is necessary to test the applicant's knowledge
of cadastral mapping principals and techniques as well as State of
Florida practices and procedures. The examination requires from six to
eight hours to complete. Specific information regarding general format
and content of the examination is provided to candidates prior to taking
the examination. The examination may be taken two times a year but not
more than one time in a three month period.
A fee of $25.00 must accompany the application for MCF designation.
Checks should be made out to:
TREASURER, FACM INC.
and mailed to:
Jeffrey C. Maasch
Designations Committee Chairman
308 Granada St.
Fort Pierce, FL 34949
This fee is good for a three-year period. A $50.00 fee is charged each
time the applicant takes the examination. This fee should accompany a
letter of intent to take the examination and mailed to the Chairman.
A $15.00 re-certification renewal fee is due and payable by the 31st day
of December, every third year from the year of certification. See
"FEES" above for payment details.