Animal Care Certifications

To register, or for answers to your questions, please call Ria Bloss at 201-447-7466 or email rbloss@bergen.edu.

CD 071 Animal Cruelty Investigator Training (ACI)

7 sessions; $879
001, Dates to be Announced
Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: TBA

Learn how to become part of the solution to end animal cruelty! Anyone wishing to understand the issue of animal cruelty, animal cruelty laws and their enforcement may, and should attend this course. This includes animal control officers, kennel managers, shelter workers, rescue group personnel, and volunteers. The Animal Cruelty Investigators Course is approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services and the New Jersey Police Training Commission.  Over the course of seven (7) Saturdays, you will be taught by, interact with, and build relationships with six (6) of the foremost experts in the State of New Jersey regarding Animal Cruelty. Successful completion of this course is required for appointment as an Animal Cruelty Investigator by a New Jersey Municipality and meets the requirements of N.J.A.C. 8:23A-2.6. For further information regarding certification, course content, or questions please contact CDI at www.cditraining.org

Instructor: John C. Saccenti, President

CD 072 Animal Control Officers Training (ACO)

7 sessions; $929

001, Sat; March 30 - May 18, 2019

Hours: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location: Paramus Campus, TEC-201

If you’ve watched Animal Planet or Nat Geo you have seen programs highlighting the work that dedicated, trained people do to make our world a better place for the animals who share our planet. This is your opportunity to begin a career as a paid municipal officer or as a volunteer working with animals as a part of a rescue group, shelter, or other animal welfare organization. You can make a difference in the lives of the animals who live among us. The Certified Animal Control Officer (ACO) Course approved by the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, meets the requirements of the N.J.A.C. 8:23A-2.2 statute for appointment as an ACO by a New Jersey Municipality, and affords you these opportunities. Over the course of seven (7) Saturdays you will be taught by, interact with, and build relationships with eight (8) of the foremost Animal Control experts in the State of New Jersey. Graduates also receive certifications for Incident Command Systems 100, National Incident Management 700 and Pet First Aid.

In addition to the classroom component, participants must arrange for and complete a 20-hour field training experience, in order to receive certification. Please contact Career Development Institute (CDI) at www.cditraining.org with any additional course content or certification questions you may have.

Instructor: John C. Saccenti, President