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National Animal Cruelty Investigations School

The National Animal Cruelty Investigations School offers a combination of specialized veterinary and law enforcement training. Students from a range of backgrounds – including federal, state and local animal cruelty officers, humane society investigators and board members, police officers and sheriffs’ deputies, court personnel and other citizens – learn from experts about all aspects of animal welfare and safety. 

Our nationally recognized faculty of law enforcement, veterinary and animal health experts teach a systematic approach to animal cruelty investigations. Classes are held all over the United States. The program has three different components that should be taken in order; requests to take them out of order will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Each component is composed of a 5-day, 40-hour course conducted from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday’s course will also begin at 7:30 a.m., but conclude sometime in the afternoon. After completion of all three components (120 hours), you will be a certified humane investigator. 

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