Code 3 Associates and National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) have formed a partnership to deliver a new 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 be dual certified as a NACA Certified Animal Control Officer and a Code 3 Associates Certified Animal Cruelty Investigator. 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.
The 2019 NACHO schedule is available! Click here to download the schedule, registration for all classes will be available soon.
|Module A||February 4-8, 2019||Charleston, SC||Register Online|
|Module A||Feb 18-22, 2019||Houston, TX||Register Online|
|Module A||Feb 25-March 1, 2019||Las Cruces, NM||Register Online|
|Module A||March 25-29, 2019||Columbus, IN||Register Online|
|Module A||April 8-12, 2019||Longmont, CO||Register Online|
|Module A||April 29-May 3, 2019||Providence, RI||Register Online|
|Module A||May 6-10, 2019||Marietta, GA||Register Online|
|Module A||May 20-24, 2019||Leawood, KS||Register Online|
|Module A||June 10-14, 2019||Salt Lake City, UT||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||Sept 9-13, 2019||Seattle, WA||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||Oct 7-11, 2019||Kannapolis, NC||Register Online|
|Module A||Nov 11-15, 2019||Westland, MI||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||March 18-22, 2019||Kannapolis, NC||Register Online|
|Module B||April 15-19, 2019||Omaha, NE||Register Online|
|Module B||June 3-7, 2019||Longmont, CO||Register Online|
|Module B||Oct 14-18, 2019||Hahnville, LA||Register Online|
|Module B||Nov 4-8, 2019||Chicago, IL||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||Dec 2-6, 2019||Las Vegas, NV||Register Online|
|Module C||Sept 23-27, 2019||Sacramento, CA||Registration coming soon|
|Module C||Dec 9-13, 2019||Longmont, CO||Register Online|