Code 3 Associates and National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) work in partnership to deliver a higher standard in animal care and cruelty investigation training. This partnership streamlines and continues to set the standard for the way animal control, law enforcement and humane officers receive training by combining Code 3’s Cruelty Investigators Academy and NACA’s National Animal Control Officer Training Academy.
The National Animal Control & Humane Officer Academy (NACHO) 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.
The NACHO Academy, 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.
Upon completion of Modules A, B, and C participants will have nationally recognized dual certification as a Code 3 Associates Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator and a NACA Certified Animal Control Officer. The NACA certification requires successful completion of only Modules A and B.
This academy is taught in partnership with Colorado State University for certification, 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.
To become a Code 3 Associates Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator, students may apply previous credits from Code 3’s Cruelty Investigators Academy or from LETI’s National Cruelty Investigations School (only if NCIS training was completed prior to June 2010).
The faculty may include Gary P. Maddox Ph.D., Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., Jim Boller, Krista Kurvers, Belinda Lewis M.S., CAWA, Debby MacDonald and Nan M. Stuart.
Dates and Locations
Online registration opens the NACA website in a new window.
|Module A||Sept 9-13, 2019||Seattle, WA||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||Oct 7-11, 2019||Kannapolis, NC||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||Nov 11-15, 2019||Westland, MI||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||January 20-24, 2020||Albuquerque, NM||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||April 13-17, 2020||Longmont, CO||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module A||May 4-8, 2020||Boston, MA||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||May 11-15, 2020||Chicago, IL||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||June 8-12, 2020||Cleveland, OH||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||October 12-16, 2020||Reno, NV||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||November 9-13, 2020||Jackson, MS||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||November 16-20, 2020||TBD, TX||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module A||Nov 30-Dec 4, 2020||Las Vegas, NV||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module B||Oct 14-18, 2019||Hahnville, LA||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||Nov 4-8, 2019||Chicago, IL||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||Dec 2-6, 2019||Las Vegas, NV||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||February 3-7, 2020||Winter Haven, FL||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module B||February 10-14, 2020||Charleston, SC||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module B||March 2-6, 2020||Salt Lake City, UT||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module B||March 16-20, 2020||Kannapolis, NC||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module B||March 23-27, 2020||Columbus, IN||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module B||April 27-May 1, 2020||Leawood, KS||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module B||June 1-5, 2020||Longmont, CO||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module B||September 21-25, 2020||Marietta, GA||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module B||October 19-23, 2020||Seattle, WA||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module C||Sept 23-27, 2019||Sacramento, CA||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module C||Dec 9-13, 2019||Longmont, CO||Download Flyer||Register Online|
|Module C||January 13-17, 2020||Surprise, AZ||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module C||February 17-21, 2020||Marietta, GA||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|
|Module C||April 6-10, 2020||Omaha, NE||Coming Soon||Coming Soon|
|Module C||September 14-18, 2020||Kannapolis, NC||Download Flyer||Coming Soon|