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ACOs and other animal welfare professionals from anywhere in the United States are welcome to register!

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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:

  • professionalism
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Let the celebration begin! ACO Week

Happy ACO Appreciation Week, everyone! Today marks the start of a week-long celebration dedicated to honoring the incredible Animal Control Officers who work tirelessly to protect and serve both the pets and people in their communities.   To all the brave and...

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K. Flemetis
A. Mills
K. Huber
R. Fenson
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J. Bowers
D. Bennett
K. McPherson
K. Sampson
T. Lutzwick
S. Sprague
H. Lohr
C. Shanafelt
M. Maxwell
J. Payne
C. Roberge
N. Marshall
J. McConville
D. Bueno
C. Striker
E. Staples
A. Chaparro
K. Fiddes
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J. Stark
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L. Teague
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T. Lovejoy
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M. Chinn
M. Harville
M. Florez
M. Lopez-Reyes
M. Phillips
M. Pollock
N. Okal
P. Landis
R. Batten
R. Garcia
R. Galbrath
S. Kusiak
S. Pape
S. Haase
S. Cox
S. Coleman
T. Rhoads
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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!

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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!

Individual NACA Members Have Free Access To View All Scheduled & Past Webinars


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.

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