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 five-day, 40-hour course conducted from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Friday’s course will begin at 7:30 a.m. and will conclude sometime in the afternoon. After completion of all three components (120 hours), you will be a certified humane investigator.
Professional Animal Cruelty Investigator
(previously Level I)
Advanced Animal Cruelty Investigator
(previously Level II)
Expert Animal Cruelty Investigator
(previously Level III)
Membership is open to any individual advocates, experts, agencies, and organizations in the fields of, animal protection, animal health, child protection, domestic violence, judicial, law enforcement, mental health, and policymaking at every level who understands the issues involved in reducing violence against animals. You must be a member to get access to the member only notices and updates.