Basic Animal Control Officer Certification
The Basic Animal Control Officer Certification course is a forty (40) hour course designed for new officers seeking general training and officers seeking state-mandated training requirements. The course is comprised of lectures, hands-on training activities, and student presentations/discussions.
There are no prerequisite courses for this course.
Core Training Blocks
This course utilizes lectures from the core training blocks (CTB) of the American Animal Cruelty Investigations School’s Training Curriculum. The required lectures are appropriately weighted in their respective CTBs as required for all ACO certifications. CTBs for this course are: Legal Environment (10 hours), Animal Knowledge (10 hours), ACO Fundamentals (8 hours), Field Operations (6 hours), and Investigations (6 hours).
Students must attend all lectures, participate in practical training exercises, and pass a written exam with a score of 75% or higher. The exam is in multiple choice format and students have two-hours to complete the exam.
Students successfully passing this course will receive a BASIC ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER certification. All AACIS certificates are issued with unique certification numbers that are used for verification of training.
Certified Humane Investigator Credit
This course qualifies as the first 40-hour block towards the Advanced Animal Control Officer certification. This course also counts towards the 270-hour AACIS Certified Humane Investigator certification.
- Students 1 student
- Duration40 hour
- Skill levelall
- Re-take courseN/A
Introduction to Animal Control
This is the course introduction section of the training program. It will discuss the American Animal Cruelty Investigations School (AACIS) and its role in the certification of animal control officers, the history and evolution of the animal control profession, and the history of animal laws from as far back as the Babylonian Empire.
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