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
    • November 15, 2017
    • Abilene, TX

    After much hard work and planning, your TACA Board of Directors are very excited to finally share all of the details for our 43rd Annual Training Conference! We’ll have unique classes, great networking events, an awards luncheon, and more all designed to benefit ACOs and shelter personnel from all over Texas. Whether this is your first conference or you’ve been to all forty-two previous meetings, we guarantee you will learn something and have a great time doing it, plus the conference is approved for 15 CE hours by TDSHS. 

    To help streamline the process, all registration must be done online.  The euthanasia recertification course is free but you must indicate you will be attending by clicking on the box.  If you are attending the Basic ACO course, simply click on both boxes and leave the rest of the fields empty.  Regular registrants just need to choose the course they wish to take in each of the listed time slots.  All other time frames will be general sessions with all attendees in one course.  Basic ACO class participants will join the rest of the registrants in the general sessions on Wednesday morning.  If you are paying by check or at the door, please print the invoice that the system will generate after you register and mail it with your payment or bring it with you at the door.

    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 Abilene on November 12-15!

    Donna Overton
    TACA President

    • November 12, 2017
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • MCM Elegante Suites in Abilene
    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 43rd Annual Training Conference at the MCM Elegante Suites 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

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