Topics covered include Texas animal laws, on-scene evidence collection, processing evidence in the shelter, puppy mills, and animal hoarding.
The Course will be held in conjunction with TACA's Annual Training Conference at the Embassy Suites Hotel Conference Center and Spa in San Marcos. Please click here to make room reservations or call (512) 392-6450 and ask for the TACA Conference rates that start at just $139 per night for a single. The link defaults to a stay from November 11-15 so make sure you adjust that if necessary. Hotel reservations must be made by October 22, 2023, to ensure you receive these special rates. You do not have to attend the conference to attend Course 301. Please click here for more details about the conference, including course descriptions and speaker bios.
Course 301 is approved for 6.5 CE hours by TDSHS.
All courses are accepted by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.
Courses 101 and 301 are accepted by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) for continuing education hours for law enforcement personnel.
Animal Control Officers must satisfactorily complete all three courses. Certified Peace Officers must satisfactorily complete Courses 101 and 301.
Courses do not have to be taken in any particular order; however certification is not transferred until all courses are successfully completed as required.
Officers who have successfully completed a cruelty investigations course given by the National Animal Control Association, the Law Enforcement Training Institute, or the Association of Certified Cruelty Investigators may be certified as a TCCI if they email proof of training for consideration and approval. Officers who have successfully completed prior training may get credit for TCCI 101 and/or TCCI 201 and only be required to complete TCCI 301 for certification.
All Officers certified as TCCI must obtain and maintain an annual membership with TACA.
All Officers certified as TCCI must successfully complete a renewal course at least once every three years. Renewal courses will be provided each year at TACA's Annual Training Conference.
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