FABTO Annual Education Conference

The 31st FABTO Annual Education Conference

31st Annual Conference

The 31st FABTO Annual Educational Conference is currently being planned for the Spring of 2018. Learn more by downloading our TBD..

  • WHEN: May 29 - June 1, 2018

Registration Cutoff Date: TBD
Cancellation Deadline: TBD

How to Register

Once you have registered as a new user on FABTO's website and paid your FABTO membership dues you are able to log-in and access the user "Navigation Menu". Listed on the left of the screen is menu link "Register for the Annual Conference". Please be sure to complete this registration prior to purchasing your conference ticket. It is very important that we know your attendance preferences while we are planning the conference.

Registration Fees:
Click on the blue links below to add the item to your shopping cart.

  • On or before May 8, 2017
    • FABTO Member - $290.00
    • Non-member - $335.00
  • After May 8, 2017

One day Re-Certification Fee:

  • On or before May 8, 2017
    • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 single day re-certification - $235.00
    • Thursday, June 1, 2017 single day re-certification - $235.00
  • After May 8, 2017
    • Wednesday, May 31, 2017 single day re-certification - $255.00.
    • Thursday, June 1, 2017 single day re-certification - $255.00.

AND REMEMBER!!!...The FABTO conference "Meet and Greet Reception" provides an excellent opportunity to exchange information, discuss ideas and network with fellow business tax professionals from around the state. Be sure to plan on attending this years "Meet and Greet" which will be held in the evening on Tuesday May 30, 2017 at 7:30 pm..


A block of rooms have been reserved for FABTO conference attendees at Double Tree Suites by Hilton Orlando - Disney Springs Area for the period of May 30, 2017 - June 1, 2017. Click here to reserve an overflow room now Use Group Code: FAB

The 2017 conference hotel room rates start at $126.00 single/double per night. Reservations must be made by May 8, 2017 to ensure room availability and receive the reduced conference room rate. When making reservations by phone, conference attendees must mention they are attending FABTO's Educational Conference using the code "FAB" to receive the conference room rate.

There will be NO resort fee; each guest room includes complimentary wireless internet and self-parking is at the rate of $10.00 per day (a 50% discount from the regular $20/ day fee).
To qualify for tax-exempt status, the hotel requires a copy of the city/county tax-exempt certificate at check-in and using a city/county check or credit card for payment. A personal check or credit card, to be reimbursed by your agency, does not qualify for tax-exempt status.


FABTO Disney Tickets

FABTO Conference attendees, as well as your friends and family members that are traveling with you, can individually purchase these specially priced Disney Meeting & Convention Tickets, and they’re good for your pre and post conference stays, too!

These tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on Disney Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include one (1) complimentary admission to an additional Disney Experience at any one (1) of the following (additional details are listed on our Disney Ticket Microsite): Order your Disney tickets now.

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • Greens Fees for one round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course, our 9-hole walking course

The site also contains our partial-day tickets, which are exclusive to the meetings market.

Disney FastPasses:
The ticket prices listed on our collateral and ticket store reflect any applicable discounts and include tax. Since these Meeting & Convention partial-day and multi-day tickets are not available for purchase at our Theme Park Ticket Windows, your attendees will need to purchase them through this custom website or in advance through our Disney Ticket Reservation Center at 407-566-5600. All of our Meeting & Convention tickets include the ability to pre-select up to three FastPasses (for details on how to pre-select FastPasses please visit our Microsite).

**Disney Ticket Microsite will EXPIRE for Advance Purchase Sales on: May 28, 2017

Statewide Certification Program

The FABTO Statewide Certification Program was instituted as one of the many tools FABTO utilizes to accomplish educational goals. FABTO encourages all of its members to participate in the program and looks forward to providing members the educational opportunities needed in order to obtain certification and remain educated on all details regarding Local Business Taxes in Florida.

FAU/IOG Certificate of Completion-Level I

This Continuing Education Unit (CEU) certificate is issued by the Florida Atlantic University Institute of Government and will be awarded upon attendance at a FABTO Annual Educational Conference and will reflect the number of educational hours attended at said conference.

Certified Business Tax Official (CBTO)-Level II

This certificate will be awarded after the member has met the following requirements:

Re-Certification - Certified Business Tax Official (CBTO)

Re-certification requires attendance at one full day of any annual conference within three (3) consecutive conferences. For purposes of re-certification "one full day" is defined as a minimum of a full single days conference attendance at a conference. For clarification a "full single day" excludes attendance at the opening and closing half days of the conference.

Re-certifications will expire at the end of the month three years from the issue date.

Senior Business Tax Official (SBTO)-Level III

This certificate will be awarded after the member has met the following requirements.

Master Business Tax Official (MBTO)-Level IV

This certificate will be awarded after the member has met the following requirements.


Scholarship applications for the conference registration fee will be available from your chapter president and must be submitted to the chapter for review at least 90 days prior to the conference.

Scholarships will be based on available funds at the chapter and state levels and first time applicants will receive priority. The following items will be taken into consideration:

  • You must be a paid member of FABTO at present and for at least one previous year
  • Attend 60% or more local chapter meetings
  • Service to FABTO (Officer, Board of Directors, Committees, etc.) at the chapter or state level
  • Applicant's efforts to obtain financing from their municipality
  • Applications for scholarships must be submitted at least 90 days prior to start date of conference