Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module A ‐ September 27-October 1, 2021 ‐ Marietta, GA


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
  • Authority, Laws & Ordinances, Policies &Procedures
  • Interviewing & Behavior Analysis
  • Search & Seizure, w/ Juveniles & Liability
  • Investigative Report Writing
  • Biosecurity & Zoonotic Diseases
  • Injury Assessment & Veterinary Evaluations
  • Canine & Feline Behavior

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!

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

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.

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. We will invoice you before the start of class, and you may bring payment with you to class or submit payment upon receipt of an 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 September 27-October 1, 2021 in Marietta, GA and is hosted by Cobb County Animal Control.  The classroom is at the Cobb County Safety Village, 1220 Al Bishop Drive, Marietta, GA  30008.  There are numerous hotel options within a 10-20 minute drive of the Cobb County Safety Village.

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