Facial Action Coding System (FACS) FAQ

We receive many inquiries at the PEG offices. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions about FACS, along with our answers.

Where can you purchase the FACS manual?

How do you learn FACS?

How do you study facial expressions without owning FACS?

What jobs would use this skill?

How did the research for FACS begin?

How were the Action Units (AUs) discovered?

Where can I find the original Ekman & Friesen 1978 article?

We need recommendations or a list of FACS experts to hire for a research project. Could you help us?

How can I get FACS certified?

What is EMFACS and how can I obtain it?