Animal Control Officer Certification


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Course Description:
This 40-hour certification course is designed to provide basic instruction in areas of concern to personnel whose duties include capture, control, keeping, and disposing of domestic and wild animals. The course consists of instruction in legal procedures as well as the use of restraint and capture equipment, report writing procedures, human, public and violator relations, and euthanasia considerations.

NOTE: In order to successfully complete this course you must pass an end-of-course exam with a score of at least 75%. In order to be certified through the Florida Animal Control Association as an animal control officer, you must be currently employed with an animal control agency. If you are not already employed, the state will hold your certification for a period of one year while you look for employment. Having this course before you are hired will make you a more appealing candidate to the agency where you are applying. Once hired, the agency just requests your certificate from the state agency.

Course Topics:
• Introduction to animal control
• Civil citations
• State laws
• Investigation
• Report writing and records
• Canine identification and behavior
• Dog and cat capture and restraint
• Constitution of the U.S.
• Search and seizure
• Courtroom presentations and procedures
• First aid
• Cruelty investigations
• Rabies
• Zoonosis and occupational illnesses/injuries
• Restraint and handling of wild and exotic animals
• Human relations and interpersonal communication
• Developing a positive public image
• Administrative exam

Course Sections

Course: CNS 1077-00
Term: 1819
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 21295
Instructor(s): Staff
Location: SPS, 8600 Valencia College Ln,Rm141
Dates: July 23 - 27, 2018 (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
Units: 4.0 CEUs
Contact Hours: 40 Contact Hours
Enrollment Options (Select One):
  Course Fee O/E - FACA Members $485.00
  Course Fee O/E - Non-Members $585.00