Essential Animal Services Training (EAST)

Credentialed Animal Control & Cruelty Investigations Training
Module C ‐ March 25-29, 2024 ‐ Kannapolis, NC

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

  • Disaster Response Planning & Large Scale Impounds, with Tabletop Exercise
  • Hazardous Environments Awareness
  • Introduction to Veterinary Forensics
  • Utilizing Internet & Social Media in Investigations
  • Principled Policing for ALEO’s
  • The Cycle of Violence
  • Identifying Exotics, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife
  • Handling Exotics, Non-traditional Pets & Wildlife, with hands-on practical
  • Exotic Animal Investigations

Tuition, Registration & Payment

Essential Animal Services Training Academy Modules A, B, and C tuition is $550 per module.

Texas LEO’s will receive TCOLE credit for this training, 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 30 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.

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Location and Lodging

Essential Animal Services Training (EAST) Academy Module C will be held March 25-29, 2024 in Kannapolis, NC.  The class will be held at Stewart-Haas Racing, 5001 Haas Way, Kannapolis, NC, 28081.  There are numerous hotels within a 15 minute drive of the facility.

Attendee(s) Information

Ticket Type Price Spaces
EAST Module C 2024 Kannapolis NC - credit card payment
EAST C Kannapolis NC - payment by check $550.00

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