43rd Annual Training Conference November 12-15 2017 - Abiliene, TX


Upcoming events

    • September 15, 2017
    • 8:00 AM
    • September 16, 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Lewisville Animal Services
    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 at Lewisville Animal Services
    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 12, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MCM Elegante Suites in Abilene
    COURSE 301

    Approved for 6.5 CE hours by TDSHS

    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 43rd Annual Training Conference at the MCM Elegante Suites.
    April 2:    1:00 - 5:00
    April 3-4: 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


MCM Elegante' Suites, 4250 Ridgemont Dr, Abilene, TX 79606
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