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TCCI Course 201:  April 12-13, 2018
Hosted at the La Porte Police Department
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. each day Legal, Fourth Amendment, & Reports

Course 101:  August 5-7, 2018
Hosted by Corpus Christi Animal Services 
August 5     1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Correlation between animal cruelty & crimes against persons
August 6-7  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.     Animal husbandry & cruelty

Course 301:  November 11, 2018
Offered in conjunction with TACA's
44th Annual Training Conference at the Embassy Suites in San Marcos.  You do not have to attend the conference to attend Course 301.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  Texas laws, evidence collection & handling, puppy mills, & animal hoarding

TCCI courses do not have to be taken in order. All three courses must be completed before Certification. Certified Peace Officers need not complete the 201 Course to be TCCI certified.  Please click here for more information about TCCI.

44TH Annual Conference November 11-14, 2018

TACA's 44th Annual Conference, November 11-14, 2018 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.  

Conference costs will be:

   Member  Non-Member 
(includes membership)
 Early Registration (by 10/12/18) $175 $225
 Standard Registration $200 $250

More information will be released in the coming months so please check back.

These courses are not offered or endorsed by TACA and are listed for informational purposes only.  Please direct all questions to the appropriate person or agency that is presenting the class.

 Day/Time Location Class and contact for more information

Humane Society of North TexasActive Shooter Class (3 hrs. CE)
Plano Animal Shelter Squirrel 101 (4 hrs. CE)
Plano Animal Shelter Cottontail 101 (3 hrs. CE)
03/07-09/18Corpus ChristiBasic ACO Training through TDSHS Region 6
03/13-15/18Tyler Basic ACO Training through TDSHS Region 4
Plano Animal Shelter Well Baby Care (16 hrs. CE)
Plano Animal Shelter Advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation (16 hrs. CE)
04/12-13/18Eagle PassBasic ACO Training through TDSHS Region 8
04/17-18/18ConroeBasic ACO Training through TDSHS Region 6/5S
Plano Animal Shelter Opossum Care (4 hrs. CE)
Plano Animal Shelter Raccoon Care (4 hrs. CE)
 04/28-30/18AustinTexas Unites Conference

If you have a class you would like to have listed, please submit the date, location, link to registration or information, and proof of being approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services for CE hours for Animal Control Officers via email.  TACA reserves the right to refuse to post any class offerings without explanation.



TACA is no longer the entity that approves classes for credit hours. If you have a class to submit for credit hour approval, it must be submitted through the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) in Austin prior to the date of the class. DSHS approval may take up to eight (8) weeks. Any questions about whether or not a proposed class is state-approved should be directed to DSHS. To avoid confusion, TACA is only able to post state-approved classes on this website. Proof of state approval is required. TACA obtains state-approval for all of its conferences. Members may be assured that they will receive the appropriate credit hours for any TACA conferences or classes that they attend.

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