Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module C ‐ January 23-27, 2023 ‐ Houston, TX


Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) 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.


MODULE C includes

  • Large Scale Impounds
  • Disaster Response Planning
  • Hazardous Environments Awareness
  • Intro to Veterinary Forensics
  • Leveraging Social Media
  • Principled Policing Concepts
  • Interpersonal Violence & Animal Cruelty
  • ACO Safety and Resiliency
  • Identifying Exotics, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife
  • Handling Exotics, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife, with hands-on practical

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.

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, info@code3associates.org, with any questions.


Location and Lodging

Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Module C will be held from January 23-27, 2023.  The class is co-hosted by the Houston Humane Society and Houston Police Department at the Houston Police Academy, 17000 Aldine Westfield Road  Houston, TX 77073.  There are numerous hotels in the area, none are within walking distance.

Online registration is no longer available for this class, please call 303-772-7724 or email info@code3associates.org to inquire about registering.