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
The Professional & Ethical Officer
Basic Companion Animal Identification
Search & Seizure, including Juveniles & Liability
Biosecurity & Zoonotic Diseases
Rabies & Quarantine
Vet Evaluations and Injury Assessment
Investigative Report Writing
Authority, Laws & Ordinances, Policies & Procedures
Interview & Behavior Analysis
Animal Capture & Handling
Companion Animal Behavior
Module B Topics May Include
Animal Hoarders (with tabletop exercise)
Cruelty Scene & Evidence Processing
Tense Argument & Confrontation Tactics
Livestock ID & Behavior
Case and Trial Preparation
Sworn Testimony (Practical)
Body Condition Scoring
Situational Awareness and Stress Management
Module C Topics May Include
Large Scale Impounds
Disaster Planning (with tabletop exercise)
Illegal Drug Labs
Backyard Breeders & Animals For Sale
The Cycle of Violence
Handling Exotics, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife
Exotic Animal Investigations
Exotic, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife Identification
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, 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 will be available soon.
|Module A||Oct 8-12, 2018||Kannapolis, NC||Kannapolis Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||Nov 5-9, 2018||New Orleans, LA||New Orleans Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||Nov 12-16, 2018||Helen, GA||Helen Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||Nov 26-30, 2018||Las Vegas, NV||Las Vegas Flyer||Register Online|
|Module A||February 4-8, 2019||Charleston, SC||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||Feb 18-22, 2019||Houston, TX||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||Feb 25-March 1, 2019||Las Cruces, NM||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||March 25-29, 2019||Columbus, IN||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||April 8-12, 2019||Longmont, CO||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||April 29-May 3, 2019||Providence, RI||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||May 6-10, 2019||Marietta, GA||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||May 20-24, 2019||Leawood, KS||Registration coming soon|
|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||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||Oct 14-18, 2019||Nashville, TN||Registration coming soon|
|Module A||Nov 4-8, 2019||Westland, MI||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||Sept 10-14, 2018||Providence, RI||Providence Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||Oct 15-19, 2018||Louisville, KY||Louisville Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||Dec 3-7, 2018||Longmont, CO||Longmont Flyer||Register Online|
|Module B||Jan 14-18, 2019||Surprise, AZ||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019||Winter Haven, FL||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||March 18-22, 2019||Kannapolis, NC||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||April 15-19, 2019||Omaha, NE||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||June 3-7, 2019||Longmont, CO||Registration coming soon|
|Module B||Dec 2-6, 2019||Las Vegas, NV||Registration coming soon|
|Module C||Sept 23-27, 2019||Sacramento, CA||Registration coming soon|
|Module C||Dec 9-13, 2019||Longmont, CO||Registration coming soon|