Florida State Statute 828.27 mandates that animal control officers successfully complete a 40-hour minimum standards training course. 

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 employment as an Animal Control Officer. 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. This book will also be provided on the first day of class as part of your tuition fee, so advance purchase is not required.  You will not receive a refund for advance purchases. 

Please note, students who are employed with FACA Member Agencies will usually receive a $100 discount on their tuition, with the exception of those who attend St. Petersburg College or Daytona State College. 



March 6th-10th, 2023

Polk State College for Public Safety
1251 Jim Keene Blvd
Winter Haven, FL 33880

Tuition Fee:   $495.00 for students from FACA Member Agencies
                      $595.00 for all other students

The FACA member discount for the course is FACA2023.

Course Flyer:  Polk State Flyer

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March 27th – 31st, 2023

Valencia College
8600 Valencia College Lane – Room 227
Orlando, FL 32825

Tuition Fee:   $485.00 for students from FACA Member Agencies
                      $585.00 for all other students

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