Animal Control Officer Training Scholarship Application
If you have any questions or difficulty with this form, please call us at 877-5HUMANE or email Cruelty Response and Advocacy Director Alan Edmonds at firstname.lastname@example.org.
APNM offers scholarships for NACA’s Basic ACO 1 and Basic ACO 2 online training modules: https://www.nacanet.org. APNM now also offers NACA’s Animal Care and Control for the Law Enforcement Officer: https://nacatraining.org/animal-control-law-enforcement-officer-training/.
All New Mexico Animal Control Officers, Animal Services Officers, Animal Welfare Officers, and Law Enforcement Officers with animal welfare as their primary duty are eligible to apply for either or both NACA’s Basic ACO 1 and 2 online training modules. Officers who complete both self-paced modules and pass the online final exam will be NACA certified the same as if they had completed the usual 40-hour in-person training.
All New Mexico Law Enforcement Officers with law enforcement as their primary duty are eligible to apply for NACA’s Animal Care and Control for the Law Enforcement Officer online training. This online certification course is pre-approved for 20 CEU credits by The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA). After successful completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Completion which can be submitted to their agency or other governing body for the purposes of CEUs, as well as the NACA Animal Control Law Enforcement Officer Challenge Coin. This course also may address local or state Dog Encounters Training requirements.
By digitally signing and submitting this application, if awarded a scholarship you agree to provide a testimonial about the training you receive and a photo of yourself on the job. Your comment and photo will become the property of APNM for use in promoting the scholarships to the approximately 300 proud ACOs across New Mexico who protect both animals and public safety. APNM thanks you for your service.
Your support drives our ability to accomplish great things! As a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization we depend on the donations from you and others who strive for the humane treatment of all living things.
We would love to hear from you. Reach out to us and let us know how we can help you. We love to hear new ideas about how we can help New Mexico’s animals and be better advocates for them. Please reach out to us.