NACA ACO III Advanced Training

Focused on animal crime forensics & compassionate animal control work.
Two-part course 10 hours online & 3 days in person!

MHFA Certification Course

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.


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  • leadership
  • integrity
  • innovation
  • diversity
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Announcing NACA ACO III

Announcing NACA ACO III

Registration Now Open for July 8-10, 2024! PLEASE NOTE THE ONLINE PRE-REQUISITE:You must complete the online portion of the course prior to attending the in-person training in Gainsville, Florida.  Course Description The wait is over! Join the NACA ACO III Advanced...

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NACA Surpasses 3,000 Members! 

NACA Surpasses 3,000 Members! 

Celebrating a Major Milestone: NACA Surpasses 3,000 Members! We are thrilled to announce an exciting milestone in our journey – we have officially surpassed our goal of 3,000 members! This incredible achievement is a testament to the collective efforts of our...

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MHFA Certification – 10 NACA CEUs

MHFA Certification – 10 NACA CEUs

Upon completion of the MHFA certification course, you will be nationally certified in MHFA! Qualifies for 10 NACA CEU Upcoming Live Sessions on: May 29, 2024 | June 12, 2024 | June 26, 2024 NACA-offered MHFA certification course consists of: 2 hours of virtual...

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Recent ACO Graduates

E. Johnson
J. Deuermeyer
C. Kentris
K. Flemetis
A. Mills
K. Huber
R. Fenson
E. Davis
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
E. Izaguirre
J. Stark
T. Whitted
L. Teague
Z. Sandoval
A. Evans
T. Lovejoy
C. Olsen
A. McKenzie
O. Holiday
A. Odette
B. Leonard
C. Alvarez
C. Perritt
D. McDonald
D. Mack
E. Martin
G. Scott
I. Vega
J. Miller
J. Torres
J. Howard
J. Verdial
K. Cash
K. Hicks
L. Elliott
M. Marchione
M. Maxwell
M. Gibson
M. David
M. Blair
M. Dembiec
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
T. Rubalcaba
T. Quinn

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!

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


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 Final Exam, 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 – Updated With New Content!

Are you ready to elevate your skills and succeed in your role? Our Online ACO II Training Course offers 25 hours of dynamic instruction, interactive activities, and practical exercises, all designed to support your professional growth. Filled with in-depth instruction, engaging activities, knowledge checks, and more.
When the course is complete and you have attained an 80% or higher on the final exam, you will receive a NACA ACO II Certificate. Take advantage of this opportunity to advance your career with our expertly crafted curriculum and supportive learning environment. Enroll today and start your journey towards success!


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