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 is led by industry professionals and subject matter experts who are focused on providing the best training available

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 AACIS produces highly trained, professional animal cruelty investigators and animal care and control personnel.

Animal Control Officer

Certification Classes

  • ACO Certification

  • Field Training Officer
  • Chemical Immobilization
  • Infrared Thermometry
  • Bite Stick / O.C. Spray
  • Humane Euthanasia

AACIS currently offers state-specific ACO certifications for AL, AR, CT, GA, IN, KY, LA, MI, MS, NC, NM, 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

Training programs for various professions

AACIS certification courses are designed for people seeking certification as an animal control officer, animal cruelty investigator, or shelter staff member. Our curriculum provides our students with the most modern and relevant knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the dynamic fields involving animal care and control.

Animal control officers, law enforcement officers, shelter staff, veterinary staff, prosecutors, and other members of the criminal justice system are our most common students.




Simply the best investigations training available in North America


Accessible training guaranteed for you and your agency.

The American Animal Cruelty Investigations School (AACIS) understands that training budgets and manpower are often limited. That is why our institution is positioned to be responsive to your agency’s needs by bringing the training to your area. By doing do, AACIS helps agencies maximize budget dollars and officer training opportunities, resulting in more officers being trained for less time and money.

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
[email protected]


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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