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NACA 100 Training Academy

The National Animal Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. NACA believes its most important contribution towards solving our domestic animal problems is to make available to Animal Control agencies and personnel a comprehensive training program.

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for Animal Control Officers at the federal, state, and local levels, Police Officers, and Sheriff's Deputies responsible for animal control and all of its many facets. In addition, those people interested in a career in the animal control/care field are welcome to attend. No previous animal control experience is required.

To be NACA certified as a Animal Control/Care Officer, please attend our Level 1 AND Level 2 training academy. NACA offers locations all over the United States. For a list of current training opportunities, follow this link:

http://www.nacanet.org/schedule.html

Please be aware that due to logistics and scheduling, NACA may not offer a program within your state. You may need to travel to a course near your location.

It is not necessary to have previous or current experience in Animal Control/Care to attend the Level 1 or 2 course. You must be 18 years of age to attend a NACA course.

Academy Information:

The National Animal Control Association Training Academy was designed to be delivered in two levels. Upon successful completion of Level I and Level II, the National Animal Control Association shall certify each participant and issue the appropriate documentation and pin. Successful completion of Level I and Level II shall include a minimum passing score of 80% on written examinations and mandatory attendance during all training.

Both Level I and Level II will be five days (40 hours) in length. In addition to the National Certification participants will be awarded Certificates of Completion.


The Level I curriculum will include the following:

Each day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 4:00 or 5:00 pm, except on Friday when class ends at 12:00 pm (noon).

Tuition

Tuition for Level I will be $525.00 per participant.

Click here for the current NACA Training Schedule.

For any additional questions please check out our FAQ or email naca@nacanet.org.


Level II curriculum will include the following:

Each day begins at 7:30 am and ends at 4:00 or 5:00 pm, except on Friday when class ends at 12:00 pm (noon).

Tuition for Level II will be $525.00 per participant.

Click here for the current NACA Training Schedule.

For any additional questions please check out our FAQ or email naca@nacanet.org.


Level III curriculum will include the following:

The NACA Level III program will consist of four different Certification Workshops done in a week-long format. This format will enable an officer to attend individual workshops as needed by the Officer. The Workshops included are:

Bite Stick Workshop
Chemical Immobilization Workshop
Euthanasia Workshop
Pepper Spray Workshop

Click here for the current NACA Training Schedule.

For any additional questions please check out our FAQ or email naca@nacanet.org.

Tuition

Tuition for Level III will be $575.00 for the full week of training. Tuition for individual workshops is as follows: Euthanasia - $255.00; Chemical Capture - $255.00; Bite Stick - $180.00; OC Spray - $105.00.


Level IV curriculum will include the following:

Tuition for Level IV will be $525.00 per participant.

Click here for the current NACA Training Schedule.

For any additional questions please check out our FAQ or email naca@nacanet.org.


Training Site Selection

Training site locations will be chosen by the National Animal Control Association based on a regional commitment by agencies in a given geographical area of the United States. Those agencies in a given area will need a minimum of 35 attendees to be considered for a Level I program.

Hosting a NACA Training Academy or Workshop

If you are interested in hosting a NACA Training Academy or workshop, please click here.

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