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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

January 2017

02

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

03

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

04

Equine 101 (EQ1)

8 CE

$150

05

05-06

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

10-11

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

12-13

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

12 CE

$250

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

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

25

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

25

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

26

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

8 CE

$150

27

Deadline for February TFA Registration

31

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

February 2017

02

02-03

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

05

TFA Orientation from 2:00-4:00 PM

06

TFA Begins

07-10

Remote Training Class - Potter County Sheriff's Office
Chemical Capture & Restraint 8 hrs (Feb 7)
Basic ACO Certification Course 16 hrs (Feb 8-9)
Canine Encounters 4 hrs AM (Feb 10)
Intro Animal Cruelty Investigation 4 hrs PM (Feb 10)
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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

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

21-22

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

12 CE

$250

23-24

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

23

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

27

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

March 2017

01

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

03

TFA GRADUATION

07-08

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

09

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

10

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

8 CE

$150

13-17

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

21-22

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

21-24

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

28

$400

23

23-24

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

28

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

29

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

30-31

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

April 2017

04

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

04-05

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

12 CE

$250

06

06-07

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

09

TFA ORIENTATION FROM 2-4 PM AT TAACO

10

TFA BEGINS

14

CLOSED FOR GOOD FRIDAY

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

25-26

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

27

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

28

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

May 2017

01

Herpetology Familiarization and Handling (HFH)

4 CE

$100

03

Equine Familiarization Course (EQF)

8 CE

$150

05

TFA GRADUATION

08

Parasitology (PARA)

4 CE

$125

09

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

09-10

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

12 CE

$250

10

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

8 CE

$150

11-12

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

11-12

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

12 CE

$250

16-17

Basic ACO Course (BASIC)
for initial certification

16

$200

16-19

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

28

$400

18

18-19

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

23

Mental Health Training for ACOs (MHT)

8 CE

$150

23

Basic Shelter Technician (BST)

8 CE

$175

24

Shelter Management Course (SMT)

8 CE

$175

24

Combo Course for Peace Officers (SPO)

8 CE

$150

25

Equine 101 (EQ1)

8 CE

$150

29

CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY

31

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

June 2017

01

01-02

CET Recertification (CETR)

8 CE

$150

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

12 CE

$250

05-06

Zoonotic Diseases Course One (ZD1)

16 CE

$250

07

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

8 CE

$150

08

Chemical Capture & Restraint (CCR)

8 CE

$250

12-16

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

36
no lodging
dbl occupancy
private lodging


$650
$850
$950

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

27-28

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

12 CE

$250

29

ACO Supervisor Training Course (ACS)

8 CE

$150

29-30

Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigation (AACI)

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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