Texas Animal Shelter Coalition

Texas Certified Cruelty Investigator Course

  • 27 May 2015
  • 29 May 2015
  • Corpus Christi, Texas
TCCI Registration Form.pdf

TCCI Brochure.pdf

Space is limited and the class is filling up quickly, but there's still time to register!




Texas Certified Cruelty Investigator Course 101

 Cruelty cases are often won or lost based upon the credentials of the expert witnesses.  Defense attorneys will often attempt to have testimony from ACOs thrown out or disallowed if they can’t prove that they have specific experience in cruelty investigations. The Texas Animal Control Association’s Texas Certified Cruelty Investigator courses are designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed to handle all aspects of a cruelty investigation, from report writing to courtroom procedures.  Certification as a TCCI provides tangible proof that you have the training and experience needed to handles these unique cases and will make sure that your voice is recognized as the expert testimony it should be. 


TACA will be hosting Course 101 at the Nueces County Health Department (1702 Horne Rd, Corpus Christi, TX 78416) on May 27-29. The course will be from 1:00pm - 5:00pm on Wednesday, May 27, and then  8:00am – 5:00pm May 28-29.  It focuses on animal husbandry and care of domestic and livestock animals.  You do not have to take the three courses in any particular order to become a Texas Certified Cruelty Investigator.  This course is approved for 17 Continuing Education hours for Animal Control Officers by the Texas Department of State Health Services.


Officers interested in attending should register today as space is limited!


More information about the class as well as a course registration form can be found in the attached pdf file. 


Please forward to any Animal Control Officers, Law Enforcement Officers, or animal welfare personnel who may be interested in obtaining this vital training.  Completed registration forms can be mailed to the address on the form or emailed toTACACruelty@att.net.  


In 2011, TACA was asked to take over the training programs formerly offered by the Association of Certified Cruelty investigators.  ACCI wanted to improve the training it was providing by making the courses specific to each of the states they were currently teaching in.  ACCI recognized TACA as the leading agency in Texas for animal control and welfare and knew TACA’s history and stability made them the ideal candidate to continue providing this much needed training to the benefit of TACA’s members and the animals they protect.  TACA’s board recognized the value the courses provided to its membership and unanimously approved taking over the courses.  This new training became known as the Texas Certified Cruelty Investigator courses and provides the highest level of specialized training for those tasked with performing these duties.


For more information about TACA or the TCCI Courses, please visit www.taca.org

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