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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
    Jul 09-10, 2015BasicFredericksburg(830) 591-4385
    Jul 15, 2015Continuing EducationCanyon(806) 477-1104
    Jul 21-23, 2015BasicTyler(903) 533-5260
    *Jul 22-23, 2015BasicAmarillo(806) 477-1104
    *Jul 22-23, 2015BasicTerrell(325) 795-5827
    Aug 04, 2015Continuing EducationLubbock(806) 477-1104
    Oct 14, 2015Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Oct 15, 2015Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Nov 04-05, 2015BasicConroe(713) 767-3300
    Nov 18-19, 2015BasicTemple(254) 778-6744
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    * Indicates that a course is full.

    1 These courses serve to meet the training requirements set forth in Texas Health and Safety Code, Ch. 829, Animal Control Officer Training.


Last updated September 30, 2014