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    DSHS ACO Training Course Schedule

    Includes courses conducted by the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control.  These courses are all approved and serve to meet the training requirements set forth in Texas Health and Safety Code, Chapter 829, Animal Control Officer Training.  It is the responsibility of each animal control officer (per definition in Chapter 829) to fulfill these training requirements, maintain records of completed training, and have this documentation available for review by facility inspectors. The ACO Basic training course does NOT count toward an ACO’s CE hours.

    In the chart below, call the number provided or click on a contact name for the course for which you would like to register to ask questions about a particular course.

  • Date Type Location Contact(s) Phone Number
    Jun 03-04, 2014BasicEl Paso(915) 834-7782
    *Jun 11-12, 2014BasicTemple(254) 778-6744
    Jun 18, 2014BasicArlington(817) 264-4923
    Jul 08-10, 2014BasicTyler(903) 533-5260
    Jul 10-11, 2014BasicFredericksburg(830) 591-4385
    Jul 16-17, 2014BasicWeatherford(325) 795-5857
    Jul 22, 2014Continuing EducationTyler(903) 533-5260
    Jul 29, 2014Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Aug 05, 2014Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Oct 08-09, 2014BasicHouston(713) 767-3300
    Dec 10-11, 2014BasicTemple(254) 778-6744
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    * Indicates that a course is full.
    These courses serve to meet the training requirements set forth in Texas Health and Safety Code, Ch. 829, Animal Control Officer Training.


Last updated December 01, 2011