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Texas Academy of Animal Control Officers
Professional Humane Law Enforcement Training

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We will continue to post upcoming classes here on our schedule for remotes. Please check and find one in your area to attend, or consider hosting one for your surrounding area.

If anyone wishes to host a class or two (combining 2-3 courses usually works best) just call 979-542-5010 or email info@txacademyaco.com. We must have at least 14 days advance notice as to notify DSHS of all pending remotes and make arrangements. We are looking forward to continuing to serve the dedicated men and women in the animal care and control field.

We will continue to offer the BASIC ANIMAL CARE TECH (36 HRS) remotely. This course is geared more for shelter/animal care techs to have the basic knowledge starting out. It is open to the public.

TAACO’s trained and qualified Staff will continue to offer REMOTE CLASSES, as requested, in every area of the state.

It's very simple and cost effective, for you to have us come (as we have the past 14 years) and bring anyone of our 23 DSHS approved courses to your department/area. You just provide a classroom setting, assist us in announcing/advertising the class to your area and have a minimum of 8-10 students attend per class. The cost is usually on a per student basis, but a contract-group rate may be available. Of course, sometimes mileage, per-diem, lodging MAY be a factor in some cases. As always, we want you to get the most bang for the buck.

Thank you and God bless you all for allowing us to serve you (some of you numerous times) over the past 15 years. It has been a pleasure and we look forward to serving you for years to come.

Proverbs 12:10 "A righteous man respects the life of his animal"

February 2021


Remote Training Class - Gatesville Police Department
Basic ACO Course 16 hrs (Feb 1-2)
Certified Euthanasia Technician 12 CE hrs (Feb 3-4)
Basic Animal Cruelty Investigations 8 CE (Feb 5)
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Remote Training Class - Cameron County Public Health
Certified Euthanasia Technician 12 CE hrs
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Remote Training Class - Victoria County Animal Control
Administrative Animal Control Officer Training 12 hrs (Feb 16-17)
Certified Euthanasia Tech Course 12 CE (Feb 18-19)
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Remote Training Class - Amarillo Animal Management & Welfare
DSHS Approved Basic ACO 16 CE hrs (Feb 23-24)
DSHS Approved Certified Euthanasia Technician 12 CE hrs (Feb 25-26)
DSHS Approved ACO Level 1-3 Combo Course 28 CE hrs (Feb 23-26)
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March 2021


Remote Training Class - Bastrop County Sheriff's Office
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 CE hrs
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All classes require a minimum of 8-10 students to make. Registration deadline is 3 days prior to the start date of the class. No refunds after 10 days prior to the start date of the class.

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