2021 ACO Core Competencies Training | Wareham

Monday, October 18 2021 9:00 AM - Tuesday, October 19 2021 5:00 PM [EDT]

186, Onset Avenue, Wareham, MA, 02558, United States

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2021 ACO Core Training | Wareham Partial Approval - Free

ACOs only need to successfully complete one 2 day session to meet MA Core Training Requirements. ACOs who have taken the Core Training in the past can sign up as a refresher and receive continuing education credit

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Monday, October 18 2021 9:00 AM - Tuesday, October 19 2021 5:00 PM [EDT]

Onset Bay Center , 186, Wareham, MA, 02558, United States.

Regardless of previous training, all Animal Control Officers (ACOs) employed by a municipality in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must complete training in compliance with Section 51 of Chapter 193 of the Acts of 2012. All ACOs must complete the Core Competencies Training (16 credits).

 

This is a two day session.  ACOs must attend both session days to complete the course. 9 AM - 5PM

 

Core Competencies Training – Agenda

 

DAY 1 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour break for lunch, BYO or visit nearby restaurants) 

  • Massachusetts state laws
  • Wildlife

DAY 2 - 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 hour break for lunch, BYO or visit nearby restaurants) 

  • Companion animal identification, behavior, and safe handling  
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Record-keeping and report writing
  • Communication and public relations

 

There will be a multiple choice quiz given at the end of Day 1 and a written exam to test practical report-writing skills at the end of Day 2. All tests are open-resource, with options to complete at home and return by email.

 

 

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Massachusetts Animal Fund provides FREE mandatory Core Training to Municipal Animal Control Officers for the Commonwealth.

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