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COMPLEMENTS LOCAL REQUIREMENTS

If your state already has a state issued certification requirement, a NACA Certification is a nice complement to your local requirements, and

BUILDS ON GROWTH

Even if your state does not require any form of certification, a NACA Certification can provide you a foundation of knowledge – and “fill in the gaps.”

PROFESSIONAL INVESTMENT

If you’re building your resume in preparation for future career advancement, a NACA Certification can be proof that you are committed to growing in your

NACA ACO I COURSE

The National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) is the leading professional association committed to growing the level of professionalism in the field on Animal Care and Control. As part of our mission, we are committed to offering working Animal Care professionals the education they need to grow in fulfilling, mission-driven careers that serve both their communities and the animals they care about. If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future by earning your NACA ACO I Certification

Online TRAINING

Designed for the Busy Working Professional

Whether you are new in the field or you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future by earning your NACA ACO I Training and Certification. Your online ACO I Training and Certification Course is filled with more than 20 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.

EASY TO USE

Convenient and Affordable Training on your own schedule and without the need to travel.

PROFESSIONAL

Taught by experienced investigators, prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and Animal Control Professionals.

PRACTICAL

Courses consist of real-world info important for any new ACO.

grow in your career

Your online ACO I Certification Course is filled with more than 20 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.

UNDERSTANDING “THE LINK”

BASIC INVESTIGATIONS

ANIMAL HEALTH: DISEASE RECOGNITION, CONTROL AND PREVENTION

DANGEROUS DOGS

PROFESSIONALISM & ETHICS

FIRST AID FOR THE ANIMAL CARE PROFESSIONAL

ACO CIVIL LIABILITY

BREED IDENTIFICATION & BEHAVIOR

FEDERAL LAWS FOR CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

DOG & CAT INTAKE PROCEDURES: MEETING THE NEEDS OF ANIMALS

ANIMAL HANDLING, PERCEPTION & SAFETY

BASIC NUTRITION OF COMMON ANIMALS

MAINTAINING A CLEAN & DISEASE RESISTANT SHELTER

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE AND ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICERS

ANIMAL SHELTER OPERATIONS & ADMINISTRATION

ANIMAL SPAYING, NEUTERING, MICROCHIPPING & ADOPTION

SEARCH WARRANTS & AFFIDAVITS

The NACA Certification is designed specifically for working adults in the Animal Care/Control profession.

What’s more: Every lesson in the course has been reviewed by NACA’s training committee consisting of resident experts who are committed to enhancing and growing our profession. So when you go through the lessons, you know you’re hearing expert advice from people you can trust.

CAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED?

Meet Your Instructors

The lessons are taught by some of the industry’s thought leaders – people you might only get to hear at a national conference or read about in industry magazines.

Mike Brown

National Sheriffs’ Association

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Jim Crosby

Canine Encounter Training Director, NLECAA

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Dan DeSousa

San Diego County (CA) Animal Services (Retired)

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Adam Leath

Volusia County (FL) Animal Services

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Martha Blackmore, DVM

Forensic VeterinaryInvestigations, LLC

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Nick Lippincott

NACA Board Member

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Charlotte Robinson, DVM

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Amy “Opie” Taylor

Volusia County (FL) Animal Services

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John Thompson

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Adam Ricci

NACA Board Member

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Diane Webber

Cedar Rapids (IA) Animal Care and Control

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Michelle Welch

Cedar Rapids (IA) Animal Care and Control

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What People Are Saying about This?

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

I just enjoyed learning something new. Adam Leath was a great speaker!

- Nicholas

Great information that challenges how you look at managing people and situations.

- Jason

I was able to connect a lot of the ideas back to what I have experienced.

- Judy

I'm still in the process of taking the course. So far it has worked well with my schedule and easy to follow along.

- Michelle

I first took this course 12 years ago and this years course is updated to the times. Just keep updating the information and keep the tried and true and it will remain great!

- Cyndi

I love the way it is set up.

- Sherri

I thought the course was excellent and I would not change a thing

- Julie

Offer more classes! It's excellent and I'm looking forward to having it as a part of our onboarding for new humane agents. Thank you so much

- Paula

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Emotional Intelligence for ACOs was great to put into perspective the emotional challenges Law enforcement and animal services communities struggle with. Great presentation!

- LeighAnne

Frequently Asked Questions

We get it: If you’re used to learning strictly in a classroom environment, online learning might be a little scary at first. But know that whether it’s a technical support issue or a question about something an instructor has said in a video, we’re here to help ensure you feel confident in your knowledge and development. Here is a link to a handy list of Frequently Asked Questions - but don't hesitate to reach out if your question is not answered.

The NACA ACO Basic I online training course is a ready-made solution to prepare animal welfare personnel for their career and for future training such as the in-person, 40-hour NACHO training class that provides hands-on experience for students. Because it is an online program, it can be incorporated into your on-boarding field training process and used immediately to meet your agency's needs on-demand.

We hear you. Only you know about the demands of your job or if you can “juggle” the demands of work, family, and school. That said, online courses are a great way to get the knowledge (and certification) you need for career growth, without being tied down to a specific schedule, being out of the office for days at a time, or burdened by the expense of high priced tuition or travel costs. The NACA Certification is designed specifically for working adults in the Animal Care/Control profession. Split up into bite sized components, each lesson can be completed over a lunch break in a week’s time – sometimes less. And don’t worry: if life gets in the way, you’ll have a whole year to complete the lessons on your own schedule.

Our first-year introductory pricing for the NACA ACO is $397. People who complete the entire course and all of the required End of Lesson quizzes, homework, etc will receive a Certificate of Completion issued by NACA*. Students who wish to sit for a final, online proctored exam to become a NACA Certified Animal Control Officer I* will pay an additional $50 to cover the cost of the online proctor. Current NACA Individual Members are eligible to receive a $100 off coupon - contact [email protected] for details.

You can pay by credit card or debit card through our online check out. Current NACA Individual Members - contact [email protected] to receive a $100 off coupon code. For agencies paying by Purchase Order, or if your agency is wanting to certify 3 or more people (25% discount), please contact us at [email protected]
    ** The basic cost of the course is $397 but current NACA Individual Members are eligible to receive a $100 off coupon. Contact [email protected]ceclearinghouse.com for the code.
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