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.
Basic Abilene, TX
Basic Lubbock, TX Tonya Finch
Basic Henderson, TX Amanda Hunt 903-533-5212 2/24/2023 LRCA Virtual
* 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.