44th Annual Training Conference November 11-14 - San Marcos, TX


Upcoming events

    • March 17, 2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • March 19, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Marcos
    Register
    COURSE 101

    Approved for 17 CE hours by TDSHS

    Topics covered include the correlation between animal cruelty and human violence, bloodsports, and animal husbandry of domestic pets and livestock.  

    Hosted by San Marcos Animal Services
    Classes at  San Marcos Fire Station #5
    100 Carlson Circle
    San Marcos, TX. 78666

    March 17, 2019:  1:00 - 5:00
    March 18-19: 8:00 - 5:00 each day

    All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.

    Courses 101 and 301 are approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education 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 CI 101 and/or CI 201 and only be required to complete CI 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


    • July 17, 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • July 18, 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • San Marcos
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    COURSE 201

    Approved for 13 CE hours by TDSHS.
    Topics covered include basic investigation techniques, legal aspects, search warrants, writing reports, warrants, and affidavits, and a mock trial.  This Course is not required for Certified Peace Officers.

    Hosted by San Marcos Animal Services
    Classes at  San Marcos Fire Station #5
    100 Carlson Circle
    San Marcos, TX. 78666

    July 17-18, 2019: 8:00 - 5:00 each day

    All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.

    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 CI 101 and/or CI 201 and only be required to complete CI 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


    • November 10, 2019
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Isla Grande Hotel in South Padre
    Register
    COURSE 301

    Topics covered include Texas animal laws, on-scene evidence collection, processing evidence in the shelter, puppy mills, and animal hoarding.  

    Hosted in conjunction with TACA's 45th Annual Training Conference at the Isla Grande in South  Padre. However, you do not have to attend the conference to attend Course 301.

    Course 301 is approved for 6.5 CE hours by TDSHS.

    All courses are approved by the Texas Veterinary Medical Association for continuing education hours for Certified Veterinary Technicians.

    Courses 101 and 301 are approved by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education 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 CI 101 and/or CI 201 and only be required to complete CI 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



Embassy Suites, San Marcos
1001 E McCarty Ln, San Marcos, TX 78666, Phone (512) 392-6450 (Group Rate for Texas Animal Control Assn.)

Use the code ANC to get TACA's special rate of $125 per night.
(Includes full breakfast and complimentary evening happy hour)
All guest rooms are suites...There is a restaurant and bar, and the conference area is attached to the hotel.
The hotel is next door to the largest outlet mall in the state.
Hotel reservations must be made by October 12, 2018, to ensure you receive TACA's special rate.

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