Professional Development

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.

NACA is moving to the next level by developing online programs and certifications that will give you the flexibility you need to fit these programs into your busy schedule, it is at the core of our mission. We will deliver practical, applicable, high quality, demand-driven, relevant, and affordable training that will empower you to immediately apply your new knowledge, tools, and techniques to your career.

Coming Soon

  • On-line Animal Control Officer Training Academy
  • Academy for Credible Leadership
  • Certified Humane Law Enforcement Professional (CHLP)
  • Certified Animal Control Professional (CACP)
  • Certified Animal Care Specialist (CACS)
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