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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
    May 05-06, 2015BasicPearland(713) 767-3300
    May 14-15, 2015BasicFredericksburg(830) 591-4385
    Jun 16-17, 2015BasicMidland(915) 834-7780
    Jul 15, 2015Continuing EducationCanyon(806) 477-1104
    Jul 21-23, 2015BasicTyler(903) 533-5260
    Jul 22-23, 2015BasicAmarillo(806) 477-1104
    Aug 04, 2015Continuing EducationLubbock(806) 477-1104
    Oct 21, 2015Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    Oct 22, 2015Continuing EducationTemple(254) 778-6744
    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