School and Education Information

Code 3 Associates
1456 Skyway Dr.
Longmont, CO 80504
(303) 772-7724

Code 3 Associates is dedicated to providing professional animal disaster response and resources to communities, as well as providing professional training to individuals and agencies involved in animal related law enforcement and emergency response. Our mission is accomplished through hands-on animal rescue and care operations during disaster events; and through our certified animal welfare training seminars which include animal cruelty training for investigators.

Code 3's ACO Coalition

If you haven't heard, we have a new program that rolled out earlier this year. The Code 3 ACO Coalition provides training, support and resources to Animal Control Officers from around the Nation. 

We do this by providing grant opportunities for face masks & body armor, networking, offering training opportunities, assisting in building internal programs, and helping to build disaster plans and resources.

Membership to the coalition is FREE, so really there is no drawback to sign up. We encourage you, your teammates & colleagues to register for Code 3's ACO Coalition. To learn more, click here.

To view the Code 3 virtual and in-person training calendar, click here.


Career Development Institute
PO Box 5024
Kendall Park, NJ 08824
(800) 244-6921 

Since 1983 New Jersey Animal Control Officers have requested from the State organized and structured training. In fact it was insisted that this training be offered in NJ approved universities and police academies.

The basic Animal Control Officer certification course is offered throughout the year by Career Development Institute, (CDI). Some colleges offer this course during either their Fall or Spring semesters. This course is required to be a minimum of 45 hours and once completed, it is equivalent to 3-college credits. This course is usually given one day a week for 15 weeks.

Career Development Institute (CDI) is the only state-approved institution that offers the Animal Cruelty Investigator NJ certification course.

The schools are listed below:

Warren County Community College
475 Route 57 West
Washington, NJ 07882
(908) 835-9222

Raritan Valley Community College
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876
(908) 218-8871

Mercer County Community College
West Windsor Campus
1200 Old Trenton Road
West Windsor, NJ 08550

Morris County Public Safety
Training Academy

500 West Hanover Avenue
Parsippany, NJ 07054
(973) 285-2979

Ocean County College
College Drive
P.O. Box 2001
Toms River, NJ 08754-2001
(732) 255-0400

Kean University
1000 Morris Avenue
Union, New Jersey 07083

Camden County College
200 N. Broadway
Camden, NJ 08102-1185
(856) 338-1817

County College of Morris
214 Center Grove Road
Randolph, NJ 07869-2086
(973) 328-5000


Post Office Box 174
Pennington, NJ 08534