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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
    Apr 09, 2014Continuing EducationLongview(903) 533-5260
    *Apr 16-17, 2014BasicDallas(817) 264-4922
    Apr 23, 2014Continuing EducationLubbock(806) 655-7151
    May 07-08, 2014BasicDayton(713) 767-3300
    Jun 03-04, 2014BasicEl Paso(915) 834-7782
    Jun 11-12, 2014BasicTemple(254) 778-6744
    Jul 29, 2014Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Aug 05, 2014Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Dec 10-11, 2014BasicTemple(254) 778-6744
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    1 These courses serve to meet the training requirements set forth in Texas Health and Safety Code, Ch. 829, Animal Control Officer Training.


    * Indicates that a course is full.

Last updated December 01, 2011