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2017 TAACO Schedule

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All Classes Start at 8:30 a.m., unless otherwise noted.

Course Date

Course Title

Hours

Cost

June 2017

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

02

Remote Training Class Hosted by TAACO - Pasadena, Texas
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Recert 8 hrs (Jun 2)
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05-06

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

06-08

Remote Training Class - City of Ralls Animal Control
Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigations 12 hrs (Jun 6-7)
Canine Encounters 4 hrs PM (Jun 7)
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (Jun 8)
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07

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

08

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

12-16

Remote Training Class - Gonzales Animal Control
Mental Health Training for ACOs 8 hrs (Jun 12)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Recert 8 hrs (Jun 13)
Certified Euthanasia Technician Course-Initial 12 hrs (Jun 13-14)
Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation Course (Canine Encounters) 4 hrs PM (Jun 14)
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (Jun 15)
Bite Stick/OC Pepper Spray Course 4 hrs AM (Jun 16)
Dangerous-Vicious Dog & Bite Investigation Course (Canine Encounters) 4 hrs PM (Jun 16)
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12-16

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

13-14

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

15-16

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

20-21

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

20-23

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

22

22-23

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

July 2017

04

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

05

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

06-07

Remote Training Class - City of Cuero Police Department
Animal Cruelty Investigations 8 hrs (Jul 6)
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (Jul 7)
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06

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

07

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

09

TFA ORIENTATION FROM 2-4 PM AT TAACO

10

TFA BEGINS

11-12

Remote Training Class - Chenega Corporation (Killeen)
Basic ACO Certification Course 16 hrs (Jul 11-12)
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17

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

18-19

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

18-21

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

20

20-21

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

24

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

25-26

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

27

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

28

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

31

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

August 2017

02

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

04

TFA GRADUATION

07-11

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

15-16

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

15-18

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

17

17-18

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

21-22

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

22

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

23

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

24

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

24-25

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

28

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

29

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

29-30

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

31-SEP 01

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

31

31-SEP 01

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

September 2017

04

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

05

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

06

Compassion Fatigue (CFAT)

8 CE

$150

07

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

08

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

19-20

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

19-22

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

21

21-22

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

22

LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR OCTOBER TFA SESSION

26-27

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

28

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

29

Officer Survival & Safety, Bite Stick/Pepper Spray Cert. (OSS/BSPS)

8 CE

$150

October 2017

03

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

03-04

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

05

05-06

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

08

TFA ORIENTATION 2:00-4:00 PM

09

TFA BEGINS

16

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

17-18

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

17-20

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

19

19-20

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

24

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

25-26

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

30

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

November 2017

01

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

03

TFA GRADUATION

06-10

Basic Animal Care Tech Course (BACT) (Open to the public)

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

14-15

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

14-17

ACO LEVEL 1/3 Combo (ACO L1/3)
(Combines Basic ACO Certification Course and Certified Euthanasia Tech Course)

28

$400

16

16-17

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

Certified Euthanasia Technician (CET)
with hands on for initial certification

12 CE

$250

20-21

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

21

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

22-24

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

28-29

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

28-29

Advanced ACO Certification Course (AACO) (Level 2 of 3)

16 CE

$250

30

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

30-DEC 01

Administrative ACO Certification Course (ADMIN) (Level 3 of 3)
(This is the third level in certification for ACOs) Must register at least two weeks in advance of start date of class as there is a pre-class assignment that will be sent to the students

12 CE

$250

All classes require a minimum of 15 students to make. Registration deadline is 10 days prior to the start date of the class. No refunds after 21 days prior to the start date of the class. Student will be rescheduled for the next available course.

A minimum of $500 deposit is required at the time of registration for the TAACO FULL ACADEMY. The remainder of the tuition is due upon the start date of the class. All in-service course fees must accompany the registration forms. Registration may be made through the website.


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