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  • DSHS ACO Training Course Schedule

    Includes courses conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control.  These courses are all approved and serve to meet the training requirements set forth in Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 829, Animal Control Officer Training.  It is the responsibility of each animal control officer (per definition in Chapter 829) to fulfill these training requirements, maintain records of completed training, and have this documentation available for review by facility inspectors. The ACO Basic training course does NOT count toward an ACO’s CE hours.

    In the chart below, call the number provided or click on a contact name for the course for which you would like to register to ask questions about a particular course.


  • Date Type Location Contact(s) Phone Number
    Oct 05, 2016Continuing EducationTemple(254) 771-6784
    Oct 11, 2016Continuing EducationAmarillo(806) 477-1104
    Oct 12-13, 2016BasicSugarland(713) 767-3300
    Oct 26, 2016Continuing EducationAbilene(325) 795-5857
    Nov 03-04, 2016BasicFredericksburg(830) 591-4385
    Nov 09-10, 2016BasicTemple(254) 778-6744
    Nov 15-16, 2016BasicEl Paso(915) 834-7780
    Nov 15-17, 2016BasicTyler(903) 533-5260
    Nov 16-17, 2016BasicWeatherford(817) 264-4922
  • * Indicates that a course is full.

    1 These courses serve to meet the training requirements set forth in Texas Health and Safety Code, Ch. 829, Animal Control Officer Training.


Last updated September 30, 2014