Animal Welfare & Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Somerset County Police Academy at RVCC Oct 1-10, 2012

September 26, 2012

Animal Welfare & Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO)  Somerset County Police Academy at RVCC

Weekdays, Oct 1 through Oct 10, 2012

Somerset County Police Academy at Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) is now offering the Animal Welfare & Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services. Over the course of seven (7) weekdays you will have to opportunity to be taught by, interact with, and build relationships with eight (8) of the foremost experts in the State of New Jersey regarding Animal Control.

Anyone interested in animal welfare personally or as a profession may and should attend. This includes kennel managers, shelter workers, rescue group personnel, volunteers, and those seeking an exciting career in animal control. Course Description: CLICK HERE

Successful completion of this course meets the requirements of the N.J.A.C. 8:23A-2.2 statute for appointment as an ACO by a New Jersey Municipality. Additionally, this is the only Certified ACO Course whose graduates receive certification for Pet First Aid as well as Incident Command Systems 100 and National Incident Management 700 by the National Wildlife Fire Coordinating Group.  In addition to the classroom component participants must arrange for and complete a 20-hour field training component in order to receive certification.

The course will be held on seven weekdays, from Oct 1 to Oct 10, 2012. There will be no class on Oct 8.  Classes will be held from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Completion of the course requires attendance at all classes.
Tuition for this program is $789, which includes all materials. Registration form can be found on line at or at 732-821-6997. Enrollment is open to any person 18 years of age or older; and, there is no requirement for prior experience or training to attend this course. Please contact Career Development Institute (CDI) with any additional registration, course content or certification questions that you may have.

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