Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module A ‐ October 18-22, 2021 ‐ Houston, TX


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
  • Interviewing Concepts
  • 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!

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. 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 October 18-22, 2021 in Houston, TX.  The class is hosted by the Houston Humane Society and will be held at the Houston Police Department  Academy, 17000 Aldine Westfield Road, Houston, TX  77073.  Texas LEO’s will receive TCOLE credit for this training, and the training is also approved by TXDSHS.  There are numerous hotels, as well as George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport, within a 10-15 minute drive from the Academy.

$550.00