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Building professional
animal cruelty investigators

The American Animal Cruelty Investigations School (AACIS) is a curriculum development and training institution that is dedicated to producing professional animal cruelty investigators and certified animal control officers. Our primary focus is training officers how to conduct thorough, professional investigations from start to finish. Our hands-on, scenario-based training led by industry professionals and subject matter experts provides the best training available in the country.

In everything we do, we believe in challenging the status quo. We believe in thinking strategically and with success in mind. We do this by developing and providing courses that are comprehensive, interactive, and grounded in scenario-based training. The result is the production of professional animal cruelty investigators and animal care and control personnel.

Who does AACIS train?

AACIS training classes are for designed for people seeking the latest and best information available as it pertains to the certification of animal control officers and the investigation of crimes involving animals. Animal care and control professionals, law enforcement officers, animal cruelty investigators, veterinarians, prosecutors, and other members of the criminal justice system are our most frequent students.

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Where does AACIS provide training?

AACIS understands that training budgets and manpower are often limited. That is why we are responsive to agency needs and bring the training to you area. This minimizes travel expenses for the agency, resulting in more officers receiving training.​

Training Course Categories

Animal Control Officer

Certification Classes

  • ACO Certification
  • Field Training Officer
  • Chemical Immobilization
  • Infrared Thermometry
  • Bite Stick / O.C. Spray

AACIS currently offers state-specific ACO certifications for AL, AR, CT, GA, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, NC, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, and TN. 

Cruelty Investigator

Certification Classes

  • Canine & Feline
  • Equine
  • Livestock
  • Exotics and Reptiles
  • Dangerous Dogs

Investigation courses include additional free certifications for species-specific body condition scoring.

American Animal Cruelty Investigations School (AACIS) Certification Cards

Shelter Technician

Certification Classes

  • Shelter Tech Certification
  • Safe Animal Handling
  • Bite Stick / O.C. Spray
  • Parasitology
  • Humane Euthanasia

Are you ready to take your career to the next level?

The American Animal Cruelty Investigations School is the nation’s premier training institution for animal cruelty investigation training and animal care and control officer certification. We invite you to enroll in a class and see for yourself what makes our program stand out from the rest.


P.O. Box 4745
Pensacola, FL 32507
850 898-0011


Mon: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tue: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sat & Sun: Closed

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