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 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.
Course Schedule
Date Type Name Location Contact/s Phone Number
*3/27/2024-
3/28/2024*
ACO
Basic
Lubbock
Tonya Finch
tonya.finch@dshs.texas.gov
806-477-1104 or
806-674-0640
*4/9/2024-
4/11/2024*
 
ACO
Basic
Tyler
Amanda Hunt
Amanda.Hunt@dshs.texas.gov
903-533-5212
4/10/2024-
4/11/2024
ACO
Basic
College Station
Emily Quiles
Emily.Quiles@dshs.texas.gov
254-771-6784

 * 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.