Florida State Statute 828.27 mandates that animal control officers successfully complete a 40 hour minimum standards training course. At this time, the FACA Animal Control Officer Certification course is the only course approved for this purpose in the state of Florida. 

This course is open to the general public, including those students who hope to find job placement in the animal protection field. Most employers are looking for applicants with a combination of related education and animal handling experience. The successful completion of this course is one way to improve your chances of being hired. The subject matter is difficult to fully cover in 40 hours, therefore students are encouraged to purchase and review the current FACA ACO Training Guide in advance to help them prepare for the program.       


 

UPCOMING COURSES


 

January 8th – 11th, 2018

Gulf Coast State College
Abbott Building Room 131
637 C.R. 2300
Panama City, FL 32409

Registration Fee:     $485.00 for FACA Members
                                   $585.00 for all other students

For full details and to register:     FACA Officer Training 1-8-18


 

January 15th – 19th, 2018

Lake Technical College
1565 Lane Park Cutoff
Tavares, FL 32778

For additional details and to register:     Call (352)742-6463 Ext. 1910


 

January 29th – February 2, 2018

Valencia College
School of Public Safety Campus
8600 Valencia College Lane
Orlando, FL 32825

Registration Fee:     $485.00 for FACA Members
                                   $585.00 for all other students

For additional details and to register:     Click HERE Now


 

May 7th – 11th, 2018

St. Petersburg College
Allstate Center
3200 34th Street S.
St. Petersburg, FL 33711

Registration Fee:     $623.00 for all students

For full details:     FACA Officer Training 5-7-18

To register:     Click HERE Now


 

July 25th – 29th, 2018

Valencia College
School of Public Safety Campus
8600 Valencia College Lane
Orlando, FL 32825

Registration Fee:     $485.00 for FACA Members
                                   $585.00 for all other students

For additional details and to register:     Click HERE Now

 


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