Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module B ‐ November 16‐20, 2020 ‐ Westland, MI

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. 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 B includes

  • Animal Fighting
  • Situational Awareness & Stress Management
  • Animal Cruelty Forensic Photography
  • Livestock Identification & Behavior
  • Livestock Investigations
  • Tense Argument & Confrontation Tactics
  • Animal Cruelty Crime Scene Processing &
    Evidence Handling
  • Body Condition Scoring Dogs & Cats
  • Basic Nutrition
  • Animal Hoarders
  • Courtroom Testimony, with practical

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).

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. Due to Covid-19, this cancellation fee may be waived through December 31, 2020.

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.

Location and Lodging

Essential Animal Services Training Module B will be held from November 16‐20, 2020 in Westland, MI and is hosted by the Michigan Humane Society. The class will be held at their Westland Campus, 900 N. Newburgh Road, Westland, MI 48185, and is not within walking distance of hotels. There are several hotels within a 10 minute drive of the campus.

Don't miss out on this class! Although online registration has ended, it may not be too late to join. We encourage you to email to inquire about registering. We look forward to helping you take the next step towards advancing your skills and training.