Animal care & control Professional Development
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National Animal Care & Control Association
Institute For Professional Development
Providing Animal Care and Control Professionals with the Tools for Success
For more than 40 years NACA has been a leader in providing training and certification programs for our profession. Currently, our training partnership with Code 3 Associates continues to deliver a higher standard in Animal Care and Cruelty Investigation Training by combining Code 3’s cruelty investigators academy and NACA’s National Animal Control Officer Training Academy. NACA’s National Animal Control Officer Training Academy, through Code 3 Associates, covers virtually every topic critical to the successful operation of Animal Care and Control.
The Importance of Training
Animal Control Officers make four times the public contact of other law enforcement officers . . . .
4 times the exposure = 4 times the liability.
SPECIALIZED TRAINING GENERATES …
- Improved Service
- Enhanced Image
- Reduced Liability
- Increased Efficiency
Image, service, liability, cost and an effective program are impacted more by proper training than any other factor.
A well trained employee will display the proper image because they have learned what image is and understand its necessity and usefulness.
Service is improved when an employee is trained to know what to do and how to do it correctly. Dealing with the public is one of the most difficult responsibilities an employee can be assigned. An untrained employee can be an embarrassment and a liability.
Deputy Sheriffs and Police Officers make numerous public contacts during their shifts, but Animal Control Officers make four (4) times as many contacts during the same time period. Result: 4 times the exposure equals 4 times the possible liability.
An effective program is no accident. No program was ever successful without well trained personnel. Personnel cannot be held accountable for making mistakes if they have not been instructed on what they are to do and trained how to do it properly.
The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members in performing their duties in a professional manner. One method of accomplishing this goal is to make personnel training programs available. This training must be designed to prepare animal control personnel for the challenges of solving the animal/people problems in today’s world.
Ready to Grow in Your Career?
The Online Basic ACO Certification Course is filled with more than 20 hours of instruction,
activities and exercises designed to help you grow and succeed in your role.
The National Animal Care and Control Association (NACA) is the leading professional association committed to growing the level of professionalism in the field on Animal Care and Control.
As part of our mission, we are committed to offering working Animal Care professionals the education they need to grow in fulfilling, mission-driven careers that serve both their communities and the animals they care about.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your career, consider investing in your future by earning your Basic ACO Certification
The online Basic ACO Academy has been developed for those that are not able to attend our Flagship program The National Animal Control & Humane Officer Academy (NACHO).
- Certified Humane Law Enforcement Professional (CHLP)
- Certified Animal Control Professional (CACP)
- Certified Animal Care Specialist (CACS)
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