It doesn’t take a pandemic to know how essential Animal Control Officers, Investigators, and Animal Welfare Professionals are to their communities. The Essential Animal Services Training (EAST), updated from the former NACHO Academy, provides a multi-tiered learning experience that focuses on in-person practical training. This curriculum provides law enforcement and animal welfare/animal control personnel with training that equips them with the tools needed, not only for duties in animal control, but also animal cruelty investigations.
Essential Animal Services Training, consisting of 120 hours total, will provide instruction in most aspects of animal control and animal cruelty investigations. Module A should be taken first, but can be followed by the remaining modules in any order.
Module A Topics May Include
Module B Topics May Include
Module C Topics May Include
Many of the topics included in this academy can be taught as stand-alone courses, please contact us if you are interested.
This academy is taught in partnership with Colorado State University. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals may apply to receive CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
Upon completion of Modules A, B, and C participants will be credentialed as a Code 3 Associates Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator. Since this course is updated from the former NACHO Academy, those credits may apply towards credentialing.
This training is accepted by Texas DHS for their ACO certification. If your state requires official approval of training to meet your certification needs, please contact us so we may pursue gaining appropriate approval.
The faculty may include Jim Boller, Janee Boswell, John Howley, Brett Huff, Jace Huggins, Krista Kurvers, Belinda Lewis M.S., CAWA, Debby MacDonald, Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., and Nan M. Stuart.
Dates and Locations
You may register online with Code 3 Associates or download and submit a registration form.
|Module A||October 12-16, 2020||Reno, NV||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||November 2-6, 2020||Chicago, IL||cancelled|
|Module A||November 9-13, 2020||Jackson, MS||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||Nov 30-Dec 4, 2020||Las Vegas, NV||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||October 19-23, 2020||Seattle, WA||cancelled|
|Module B||November 16-20, 2020||Westland, MI||Download Flyer||Register Online|