ACO 1 Online Training
ACO 2 Online Training
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.
Training & Certifications
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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.
News & Updates
NACA 2019 Conference – Navigating a Changing Landscape Recorded Audio Sessions & DVDs If you missed our exciting conference in Orlando, or would love a refresher to stay inspired and share what you learned from our line-up of experts, you can listen to recorded...
The unfortunate incident that occurred last week in which police officers pepper-sprayed a domestic cat could have been avoided with proper training Law enforcement officers are trained for a variety of different situations; however, rarely are expected to interpret...
President Trump signs the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture Act, which revises and expands criminal provisions with respect to animal crushing.
2019 NACA Awards Congratulations to all the 2019 Award Receipients! Agency / Organizational Awards 2019 Outstanding State Association - Colorado Association of Animal Control Officers 2019 Outstanding Animal Care and Control Agency - Albuquerque Animal Welfare...
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) applauds the US House of Representatives for passing the Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act (HR 724) today. We thank the House leadership for bringing this bill to the floor for a vote and Reps....
This is the board for the next year. Congratulations to Cindy Walden, Dr. Josh Fisher, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Scott Giacoppo and Adam Ricci with their selections in this years process. We hope everyone who attended this years conference had a great time. We are...
Helping Animals in Disasters via the NACA Disaster Database When Hurricane Katrina struck the Gulf Coast in August of 2005, animal welfare organizations from across the country responded to help the animals impacted by the storm. Unfortunately, with each organization...
The quarterly magazine published by the National Animal Care & Control Association. It contains articles addressing issues of interest to its members and others concerned with the ongoing Animal/Human relationship and associated problems.
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