Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)
Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module B ‐ February 13-17, 2023 – Columbia, SC
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 B includes
- Animal Fighting
- Situational Awareness & Stress Management
- Animal Cruelty Forensic Photography
- Livestock Identification & Behavior
- Livestock Investigations
- De-escalation Techniques
- Animal Cruelty Crime Scene Processing &
- Body Condition Scoring Dogs & Cats
- Basic Nutrition
- Animal Hoarders
- Courtroom Testimony, with practical
- Getting Your Case Prosecution Ready
Tuition, Registration & Payment
The tuition for Essential Animal Services Training Academy Modules A, B, and C is $550 per module.
Texas LEO’s will receive TCOLE credit for this training, and the training is also approved by TXDSHS.
Colorado Department of Agriculture Bureau of Animal Protection Agents fulfill training requirements for this training, and the training is approved for continuing education credits.
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. 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. You may bring payment with you to class or send a check through the mail, or you may pay by credit card. Once class attendance meets minimum requirements, invoices will be automatically sent. If you need an invoice in advance, please contact us.
Please email us, firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions.
Location and Lodging
Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy Module B will be held from February 13-17, 2023 in Columbia, SC. The class is sponsored by the Charleston Animal Society, and will be held at Pawmetto Lifeline, 1275 Bower Parkway, Columbia, SC 29212. There are numerous hotel choices within a 10 minute drive, and Columbia Metropolitan Airport is about a 20 minute drive from the classroom.
Date & Time
1275 Bower Parkway
Columbia, SC 29212