Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module A ‐ January 10-14, 2022 ‐ Longmont, CO


Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy is intended for a wide variety of professionals including animal cruelty investigators, animal control officers, veterinary professionals, animal welfare workers, members of animal rescue groups & others who are responsible for the care and control of animals and the investigation of animal cruelty cases. The EAST Academy curriculum consists of three 40 hour modules, each providing instruction in all aspects of animal control and animal cruelty investigations. We recommend Module A be taken first, and modules B and C may be taken in any order.

Upon successful completion of this curriculum (cumulative average score of 80% or above) students will receive a certificate of completion and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits (CEUs) from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals are eligible to apply for CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

EAST Academy continues the exemplary Code 3 standard of outstanding faculty who are qualified to teach the various subjects, not only by knowledge but also by experience. All of our faculty have “been there and done that” with practical field application.


MODULE A includes

  • The Professional & Ethical Officer
  • Companion Animal Capture & Handling
  • Rabies & Quarantine
  • Canine & Feline Identification
  • Laws & Ordinances, Policies & Procedures
  • Concepts of Interviewing
  • Search & Seizure, w/ Juveniles & Liability
  • Investigative Report Writing
  • Biosecurity & Zoonotic Diseases
  • Animal Assessment & Veterinary Evaluations
  • Canine & Feline Behavior
  • Bite Case Investigation

Tuition, Registration & Payment

The tuition for Essential Animal Services Training Academy Modules A, B, and C is $550 per module.

For a limited time, Code 3 ACO Coalition members and  BPF National Sheltering Alliance partners will receive a $75 discount on in-person EAST classes using coupon codes “acocoalition75off21” or “sheltering75off21”. If you aren’t an ACO Coalition member or BPF National Sheltering Alliance partner, join us today!

Texas LEO’s will receive TCOLE credit for this training, and the training is also approved by TXDSHS.

This class has a virtual/online option if you are unable to attend in-person.   Participants are able to attend through a GoToTraining portal and participate as if they are sitting in the classroom.  Virtual attendees will be required to take daily tests, attend the full class sessions and complete an additional project.  Tuition for attending virtually starting July 1, 2021 is $500 per module.  Refunds will not be provided for any internet or technology related issues.  If issues arise the student may be provided with the option to attend another schedule training session to complete any instruction missed due to connectivity issues.

Registration should be received at least 45 days prior to class start date.  Full payment is due by the first day of class.

Training participants will be assessed a 25% fee on any cancellation made two weeks or less prior to class date, no refunds will be issued if the cancellation is made 0-5 days prior to the training. Exceptions may be made for extenuating circumstances and/or credits could be applied to future Code 3 training, please contact us regarding all cancellations.

As a result of pandemic related uncertainties, we are currently not accepting payment at the time of registration.  You may bring payment with you to class or send a check through the mail, please let us know if you would like an invoice.  If you wish to pay by credit card please contact us for a credit card invoice.

Please email us, info@code3associates.org, with any questions.


Location and Lodging

Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy Module A will be held from January 10-14, 2022 in Longmont, CO.  The class will be held at Code 3 Associates, 1456 Skyway Drive, Longmont, CO  80504.  A discounted rate of $99 per room (plus tax) has been arranged for our students at the Hilton Garden Inn, 470 S. Martin Street, Longmont, CO  80504, 720-759-4422.  Please use the following booking link when registering; https://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?&ctyhocn=DENLCGI&corporateCode=3287332 .

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Attending class in person $550.00
Attending class virtually $500.00