DSHS ACO Training Course Schedule

  • Please be advised that the outbreak of COVID-19 has resulted in the cancellation of many Animal Control Officer Basic Training and continuing education courses. Contact the course sponsor to determine if a course you plan to attend will still be conducted.
     
    • 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 outlined 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

      2/15/2023-
      2/16/2023
      Basic Abilene

      Lee Landry

      Michelle.Landry@dshs.texas.gov
       

      817-264-4541
      3/28/2023-
      3/29/2023
      Closes: 2/17/2023
      Basic Lubbock Tonya Finch
      tonya.finch@dshs.texas.gov
      806-477-1104
      or 806-543-5484

      4/11/2023-
      4/13/2023
      Closes:
      3/1/2023

      Basic Henderson Amanda Hunt

      Amanda.Hunt@dshs.texas.gov

      903-533-5212
      2/24/2023 LRCA Virtual

      Rachel Panneton

      rachel.panneton@dshs.texas.gov

      https://register.gotowebinar.com/
      register/1545028670175843677

      210-774-1653
      4/19/2023-
      4/20/2023
      Closes:
      3/31/2023
      Basic El Paso

      Veronica Suarez

      Veronica.Suarez@dshs.texas.gov

      915-834-7780
      4/21/2023 LRCA El Paso

      Veronica Suarez

      Veronica.Suarez@dshs.texas.gov

      915-834-7780

                   * Indicates the course is full

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