Professional Animal Control and Enforcement (PACE) - 2023


The PACE program instructs those new to the enforcement of animal laws and ordinances by discussing how to appropriately and safely carry out those duties.

The National Animal Cruelty Investigations (NACI) series of courses dives deeper into what to look for and how to appropriately investigate a multitude of animal violations and crimes.

The PACE program is designed to meet training and certification requirements set forth by, or for, most agencies. NACI would be considered the “equivalent” or “other appropriate training agency.”   


  • Ethics & Professionalism
  • Basic Breed Identification
  • Officer Safety - Lecture & Practical
  • Animal Behavior & Handling
  • Officer Survival
  • Basic Photography
  • Search & Seizure/Civil Liability
  • Interviewing for ACO’s
  • Veterinary Evaluations
  • Biosecurity & Zoonosis
  • Basic Elements
  • Basic Report Writing
  • Courtroom Testimony
  • Diversity
  • Street Procedures - Lecture & Practical

Location:  held virtually via Zoom

Dates and Time: This will be offered as a 4 day zoom class on  April 3-6, 2023. 

  •  4:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Alaskan Time 
  •  5:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Pacific Time 
  •  6:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Mountain Time 
  •  7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Central Time 
  •  8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Eastern Time 

Continuting Education Units: Earn 3.2 CEUs

Registration Fee: $475

Discount: $350
*Register 2nd person and beyond from same agency. Registrations must be submitted together, and all registrants must attend to qualify.

Professional Investigator Discount:  $237.50 (50% discount)
*If you have attended a Professional Investigator (Level I) training, you qualify for a discounted rate. Must submit a certificate of completion to
[email protected] prior to registering to receive discount code to use when registering online.

Check payment can be made with the printable Registration Form.

If you have any special needs as addressed by the ADA, contact us immediately.

Questions: contact [email protected]; 573-882-6021 or toll-free at 800-825-6505 

Refund Policy: A 20 percent nonrefundable fee will be assessed on any cancellation made within 30 days prior of the start of the program.

National Animal Cruelty Investigations School

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