National Animal Care & Control Association
NACA envisions a world in which all animal care and control professionals are respected as essential public servants and receive consistent support, resources and training allowing them to effectively and compassionately achieve the highest quality of life for the animals and citizens in the community they serve.
The National Animal Care & Control Association is a non-profit organization that is committed to setting the standard of professionalism in animal welfare and public safety through training, networking, and advocacy.
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News & Updates
Starting in January 2019, the NACA will be partnering with Justice Clearinghouse to offer webinars on a monthly basis to the NACA audience. NACA members have spoken and we have heard – animal care and control training is hard to come by and oftentimes very expensive...
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week is the first full week of November. NACA honors the dedicated people who work in the animal care and control profession. The services these men and women perform every day are vital resources to the communities they serve.
President Misha Goodman Vice President Adam Ricci Treasurer Susan Cosby Secretary Janee’ Boswell Board Members
#ThanksToMaddie Maddie's Fund®, a national family foundation established by Dave and Cheryl Duffield to revolutionize the status and well-being of companion animals, sponsored scholarships to cover the NACA Training Conference registration fee plus costs! THANK YOU...
Training & Certifications
NACA ACO Certification
To obtain NACA Certification as an Animal Control Officer, an individual must have successfully completed both the NACA Level 1 and Level 2 Academies, or both of the National Animal Control and Humane Officer Academy (NACHO) Module A and Module B Academies, or the appropriate combination thereof.
NACHO Training Academy
The National Animal Care & Control Association and Code 3 Associates have partnered to develop a higher standard in animal care and cruelty investigation training: The National Animal Control and Humane Officer (NACHO) Training Academy.
New Online Training Opportunities!
NACA recognizes that the Animal Care & Control Professionals are very busy and often cannot get away for a week for training. In order to better meet these needs, we will soon be offering Online Training Academies in these areas:
- Animal Control Officer Academy
- Humane Law Officer Academy
- Animal Shelter & Care Academy
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