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Advanced ACO

This Advanced ACO class is designed to be an extension of the Basic ACO class to help more seasoned ACOs move forward in their careers.


Topics covered will include (but are not limited to):

DSHS Advanced ACO Manual (Advanced Chapters)

Animal Identification (Advanced)

Animal Transportation (Advanced)

Animal Disposition (Advanced)

Occupational Safety (Advanced)

Health (Advanced)

Rabies (Basic)

Records and Forms (Advanced)

Sanitation and Disease Control (Advanced)

Public Relations (Advanced)

Additional Topics:

Public Relations

Building Community Relationships

Texas native wildlife identification

Wildlife capture & handling

Review of TPW codes

*Included in the tuition for this class is a copy of the DSHS Advanced ACO chapters**

16 hours of CEU



This class is ideally suited for:

  • ACOs who passed their basic exam more than 6 months ago.

  • More seasoned ACOs wanting to complete level 2 in their training.

  • First line animal control supervisors.

  • Anyone wanting to further their animal control career.

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