In the past, TACA membership was separate from the TACA Animal Control Officer Certification service. That is no longer the case. Once an officer successfully completes his or her Department of State Health Services (DSHS) state-approved Basic Training Course, he or she is in compliance with the new state law (Health and Safety Code Chapt.829), and needs only to obtain thirty (30) Continuing Education Hours every three (3) years.
Membership includes a subscription to Animal Sheltering Magazine, the industry's premier trade journal.
TACA Membership Levels:
CERTIFIED $50 YR.
Open to all animal control and humane personnel whose primary duties are directly related to animal control. (receive these benefits; TACA Newsletters, voting rights, reduced conference & seminar registration fees for those sponsored by TACA , and reduced new certification fee for advanced & administrative if basic certification is current.
ASSOCIATE $25 YR.
Open to Public Health & Veterinary Health Personnel, Government Officials, Quasi-Public Organizations, Veterinarians and others interested in animal control. (receive the TACA Newsletter)
SUPPORTIVE $50 YR.
Open to veterinarian medical organizations, supply companies pet food, companies, municipalities and other organizations interested in animal control. (receive TACA Newsletter)
CORPORATE $200 YR.
Open to Business & Corporations. (receive ad in annual conference book, TACA Newsletter)