Florida State Statute 828.27 mandates that animal control officers successfully complete a minimum of 16 hours of training in marksmanship, equipment handling, safety and animal care, and can demonstrate proficiency in chemical immobilization of animals in accordance with guidelines prescribed in the Chemical Immobilization Operational Guide of the American Humane Association, prior to performing chemical immobilization of animals.

Please note that it is FAPAA’s policy that only current Animal Control Agency employees and Law Enforcement Officers will be trained for Chemical Immobilization by FAPAA and FAPAA Instructors. All certifications are issued under Florida Animal Control Association.  



July 22nd & 23rd, 2024

Polk County Sheriff’s Office Training Center
2201 Old Bartow Eagle Road
Bartow, FL 33830

Tuition Fee:
$95.00 for students from FAPAA Member Agencies

$150.00 for all other students

To Register:    Chemical Immobilization Course – July 22nd and 23rd




ChemicaI Immobilization Instructor Application – Updated



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