Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module A ‐ November 30‐December 4, 2020 ‐ Las Vegas, NV


Essential Animal Services Training (EAST), updated from the former NACHO 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 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 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 Modules A, B, and C is $500 per module (discounted through 2020 as a result of the COVID‐19 pandemic).

Registration should be received at least 45 days prior to class start date. Credit cards will be charged at time of registration, otherwise full payment is due by the first day of class.

Please call Code 3 Associates, 303‐772‐7724, with any questions.

A 25% fee will be assessed on any cancellation made TWO WEEKS or less prior to class date.


Location and Lodging

Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Module A will be held from November 30‐December 4, 2020 at the Oquendo Center, 2425 E. Oquendo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89120. There are two hotels one mile south of the center, La Quinta Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport South and Hampton Inn & Suites Las Vegas Airport. The south end of the Las Vegas strip is about 4 miles away and has numerous hotels to choose from.

Bookings are closed for this class, please call 303-772-7724 or email info@code3associates.org for more information.