ACO 1 & 2 Training
Animal Control for LEOs
NACA CEU Partnerships
National Animal Care & Control Association
The National Animal Care & Control Association is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy.
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 organizational values of National Animal Care & Control Association are:
Strengthening Communities: Recap of Our In-Person Event for Animal Control Professionals On February 1st, 2024, a remarkable gathering took place in the heart of California's Central Valley. The event, hosted at the City of Fresno brought together 33 dedicated animal...
Embracing Change: NACA Magazine Transitions to Biannual Issues and Bids Farewell to Janet Conner In a significant shift reflecting our commitment to quality content and strategic planning, the National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) is excited to announce...
Recent ACO Graduates
Training & Certifications
The NACA-offered MHFA certification course consists of:
- 2 hours of virtual self-paced content.
- 6 hours of virtual instructor*-led training via Zoom (includes a 30 min lunch and two 15 min breaks)
- 1 hour of post-Zoom self-paced content.
Upon completion of the MHFA certification course, you will be nationally certified in MHFA!
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!
NEW Updated NACA ACO I Certification Online Course
Designed for the busy working professional, each lesson is divided into 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. Now includes 25 hours of training!
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.
Get in Touch. Get Involved.
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.