ACO 1 Online Training
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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
NACA Board Application Process Opens 7/12/2021 at 10AM Central Application Process Closes On August 13, 2021 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...
NACA Board Meeting: June 10th8AM PST / 10AM CT / 11AM EST Dr. Adam Stern from University of Florida will be joining our board meeting as our first guest presenter! Join us to learn more about partnerships with veterinary pathologists: A major part of forensic...
Director of Partnerships & Programs, Jerrica Owen NACA is proud to introduce the newest member of our team; Director of Partnerships and Programs, Jerrica Owen. Check out a little bit about our newest team member below: Accomplished animal welfare professional...
Animal Control Intake of Healthy Wildlife It is the position of NACA that picking up, accepting, impounding or destroying healthy and treatable wildlife is a misuse of officer time and public funds and is not consistent with the humane mission of animal welfare...
Animal Control Intake of Free-Roaming Cats It is the position [policy] of the National Animal Care & Control Association that, at every opportunity, officers should [will] work to educate the public regarding humane and responsible co-existence and care of pet and...
There are an incredible number of professionals in the animal welfare field doing such amazing work. The 2020 recipients are as follows:NACA 2020 - ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER OF THE YEAR - Recipient - Officer Michael Northrup This award is given to an individual that has...
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.