The Cruelty Investigators Academy (CIA) provides law enforcement and animal welfare/animal control personnel with training that equips them with the tools needed for animal cruelty investigations.
This multi-level academy was designed for the humane investigator – federal, state and local officers who must investigate animal crimes, district attorneys and prosecutors who are involved with animal cruelty cases, department of agriculture deputies and veterinarians as well as others who routinely conduct animal cruelty investigations.
In keeping with Code 3’s history of providing quality training while evolving with the needs of those working in humane investigations, we are transitioning our animal cruelty training from three 5-day courses to five 3-day courses. In adjusting the 120 hour cruelty investigations curriculum, all current topics will be covered with the addition of new subject matter plus more hands-on, practical and discussion exercises.
Five Day Class Format
Three Day Class Format
The Cruelty Investigators Academy, consisting of 120 hours total, will provide instruction in most aspects of animal cruelty investigations. Level I should be taken first, but can be followed by the remaining levels in any order. Students may apply previous credits from LETI's National Cruelty Investigations School towards final certification only if NCIS training was completed prior to June 2010.
This academy is taught in partnership with Colorado State University for certification. Upon successful completion, students will receive a certificate and are eligible to apply for continuing education credits from Colorado State University. Veterinary professionals may apply to receive CEUs from Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
The CIA faculty may include Gary P. Maddox Ph.D., Charlotte J. Robinson D.V.M., Jim Boller, Debby MacDonald, Gino Jimenez, Krista Kurvers, Nan M. Stuart and Eric Thompson.
Dates, Locations and Cost
Registration must be received in advance. Early registration is recommended as we reserve the right to reschedule or cancel one month prior to class start date because of insufficient enrollment.
Contact us if you are interested in scheduling a class in your area. Click on class location for a downloadable brochure (brochure is available if the class location is red, PDF opens in new window). Limited scholarships are available.
|Level III (5-day)||May 6-10, 2013||Longmont, CO||$450|
|Level III (5-day)||September 9-13, 2013||Seattle, WA||$450|
|Level III (3-day)||
October 28-30, 2013
|Level IV (3-day)||
Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2013
|Level II (5-day)||November 11-15, 2013||Phoenix, AZ||$450|
|Level II (5-day)||December 2-6, 2013||Las Vegas, NV||$450|
Classes begin with registration at 7:30 am unless otherwise noted.
Download and fax/email registration form (PDF opens in a new window)