Animal Control Officer Training

Animal Control Officers employed by Fort Bend County are required to complete the Texas Department of Health's (TDH) Zoonosis Control Division Animal Control Officer (ACO) Basic Training Course.

Administrative staff have completed the basic, advanced, and administrative training courses.

These courses are designed to assist the animal control profession and to advance the knowledge, techniques, ethics, and attitudes of its members.


  • Animal Identification
  • Animal Impoundment
  • Animal Transportation
  • Capture and Restraint
  • Disposition of Animals
  • Health
  • History and Philosophy
  • Laws
  • Public Relations
  • Rabies
  • Records and Forms
  • Sanitation
  • Shelter Safety