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


Upcoming events

    • February 01, 2018
    • November 09, 2018
    • San Marcos, TX
    Register

    The Texas Animal Control Association (TACA) will hold its 44th Annual Conference in San Marcos, TX, on November 11th thru the 14th at the Embassy Suites. TACA is the oldest state association in the United States and this is the most attended conference by city and county governments that have animal control/welfare departments and operate animal shelters in Texas. These government entities have annual budgets to operate these departments and are looking for vendors that have products and services that meet their needs.  We try to keep our sponsorship/exhibitor rates as reasonable as possible because we understand that come companies that have goods or services that can greatly benefit our attendees simply can’t afford $1,000 or more to join us.  Our conference provides the chance to spend more time with each registrant on a more personal level so that the advertising value to our sponsors and exhibitors is maximized.

    TACA looks forward to your participation as a sponsor/exhibitor at this year’s conference.  Included with this mailer is a registration form that details all of the sponsor/exhibitor opportunities.  The faster the registration form and fee are sent in, the sooner we can post your company as a sponsor/exhibitor for this year’s conference on our web site, mailer, and other promotional materials.  Space and sponsorships are limited so please send in your form as soon as possible to reserve your space at the conference and ensure you are able to sponsor at the level you would like.

    You can get lost in the crowd of other conferences or you can come join us and really have the opportunity to interact with all of our attendees!  If you need any additional information or have any questions, please feel free to contact me at JameyC@plano.gov or call (972) 769-4226.

    Sincerely,
    Jamey Cantrell
    President
    Texas Animal Control Association   

    • August 05, 2018
    • 1:00 PM
    • August 07, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • Corpus Christi, TX
    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 at Corpus Christi Animal Services
    August 5:    1:00 - 5:00
    August 6-7: 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

    • November 11, 2018
    • November 14, 2018
    • San Marcos, TX

    More details for the conference will be released in the coming months.  If you have an idea for a class you would like to teach or a topic you would like to learn more about, please send it to Jamey Cantrell for consideration.

    The Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.  Reservations can be  made online by clicking here or by calling (866) 327-0186 and use the code ANC to get TACA's special rates.  Hotel reservations must be made by October 12, 2018, to ensure you receive TACA's special rate.

    This is the only conference in the state where every class, event, and award is specifically chosen due to the benefit it provides to our members. If you want the best training that will provide you with tools to better perform your daily duties, this is the conference you need to attend! We look forward to seeing everyone in San Marcos on November 11-14!

    One of the advantages of TACA membership is a free Euthanasia Course Renewal on Sunday, November 11, 2018.  Members may use the Conference registration form.

    Also, anyone who needs the TCCI 301 Class or TCCI Renewal may register for the TCCI 301 on Sunday, November 11, 2018, using the Conference registration form.

    Jamey Cantrell
    TACA President

    • November 11, 2018
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites in San Marcos
    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 44th Annual Training Conference at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos 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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