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National Animal Care & Control Association
NACA envisions a world in which all animal care and control professionals are respected as essential public servants and receive consistent support, resources and training allowing them to effectively and compassionately achieve the highest quality of life for the animals and citizens in the community they serve.
The National Animal Care & Control Association is a non-profit organization that is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy.
News & Updates
TOP NEWS Board Elections! Mark your calendars! Polls open October 17th - 21st! Return to Home Webinar Join NACA September 13th as we team up with Michaelson Found Animals to bring your stories presented by ACOs around the country going above and beyond to reunite pets...
Happy September! And what a busy month it will be for NACA and its members! We are thrilled to share that we have 12 board member prospects for the upcoming election - be sure to update your member profile with your most current information to ensure you receive your...
NACA Field Services Series: Using Tools and Equipment This course covers safe, effective and humane use of standard-issue field services equipment. Videos present humane concepts and safe handling techniques. Use of tools and equipment is demonstrated by Animal...
NACA Board Application Process Opens 7/11/2022 Application Process Closes On August 11, 2022 BE A NATIONAL LEADER Serving on the NACA Board is one of the most rewarding ways for you as a Animal Care and Control Professional to bring your expertise to the service of...
As disaster season gets more extreme each year and affects millions of people and their pets, NACA wanted to share with all our members an important piece of legislation we are endorsing. We want to make sure all our members were aware of this important federal...
NACA wants to thank you for continuing to go above and beyond every day for the animals and people in your communities. At our very core, NACA envisions a world in which all animal care and control professionals are respected as essential public servants and receive consistent support, resources and training allowing them to effectively and compassionately achieve the highest quality of life for the animals and citizens in the community they serve. Please read below for our most current position statement in response to the potential for expansion of Courtroom Animal Advocates Program (CAAP) Laws.
Training & Certifications
NACA Webinars – Train Anywhere!
The NACA now includes a JCH Subscription as an Individual Membership Benefit! If you aren’t a current NACA member, be sure to sign up today!
NACA ACO I Certification Online Course
Designed for the busy working professional, each lesson is divided into 5-10 bite sized “topics” that can be completed in 10-20 minutes each. Every week you’ll receive access to the next lesson in the course’s series.
After successful completion of the basic online ACO 1 Academy and Proctored Test, you will receive NACA’s Basic Animal Control Officer Certification. NACA Individual Membership includes a $100 Discount on this training!
NACA ACO II Certification Online Course
Your online Basic ACO Certification Course is filled with more than 20 hours of instruction, activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.
After successful completion of the basic online ACO 2 Academy and Proctored Test, you will receive NACA’s National Animal Control Officer Certification.
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NACA is dedicated to your Professional Development. By joining NACA you’ll have access to the best training opportunities. You can also connect with fellow NACA members! In our member’s only site you can post your profile, collaborate together on projects, share your ideas & expertise with others.