Animal Control Spring Training

April 13-14, 2023 in Westminster, Co

April 14, State Test for Animal Control Officers

Animal Welfare Association of Colorado – Spring Training

Continuing Education Credits are offered for this training. Those who attend both days can earn 10
Bureau of Animal Protection credits; 14 general credits.

Join us April 13-14, 2023, for training in the following areas:

  • Colorado Bat Crew – presented by Chris Branigan
  • Canine Body Language and Bite Recognition – Shelby Harvey/Miguel Gonzalez
  • Zoonoses for Animal Welfare Professionals – presented by Natalie Marzec
  • Fentanyl and Overdose Awareness – presented by Carrie Hankins
  • Trauma and First Aid in Animals and Humans (hands on)
    presented by Eric Roth
  • Urban Wildlife Management – presented by Philip Sorensen/Jerrie McKee 

April 14, 2023 – State ACO Testing 

Schedule of Events


Westminster Police Department, 9110 Yates St.
Westminster, CO

April 13, 2023

7:30 a.m. – Registration
8-10 a.m. – Canine Body Language and Bite Recognition
10 a.m. -noon – Colorado Bat Crew
noon-1 p.m. – Lunch on your own
1:15-3 p.m. – Zoonoses for Animal Welfare Professionals
3-5 p.m. – Fentanyl and Overdose Awareness

April 14, 2023

7:30 a.m. – Registration
8 a.m. – noon  – Trauma and First Aid in Animals and Humans (hands on)
noon-1 p.m. – Lunch on your own
1:15 – 3 p.m. – Urban Wildlife Management
3 p.m. – ACO Testing



Scholarships Available
to AWAC members

Scholarships are available to AWAC members. If you do register and then receive a scholarship, your registration will be refunded.
Deadline to apply is March 21, 2023
How to apply:
Please submit an essay (500 words or less) stating how this training would benefit you personally, professionally, and also benefit your organization. Email your essay to [email protected]

Please also indicate the mileage distance from your organization to Westminster and whether you will need assistance with mileage and/or lodging expenses.

Colorado BatCrew

Discount Rate at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Westminster

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver-Westminster,  8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO, 80031 is offering a discount rate of $135 per night plus taxes and fees.   Please use this link when booking a room.  



Details Price Qty
April 13th Only - Membershow details + $110.00 (USD)  
April 14th Only - Membershow details + $90.00 (USD)  
Both Days - Membershow details + $180.00 (USD)  
April 13th Only - Non-Membershow details + $130.00 (USD)  
April 14th Only - Non-Membershow details + $110.00 (USD)  
Both Days - Non-Membershow details + $230.00 (USD)  
Certification Testshow details + $45.00 (USD)