Continuing Education

Verification Form
A continuing education verification form is made available electronically to all attendees of the Texas Unites for Animals Conference to assist in tracking your conference hours. This form may be used to verify CE requirements for ACOs, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, AAWA members, and law enforcement officials.

Crediting Agencies
Continuing Education Credits can be obtained by following the guidelines set by the following organizations:  The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME), The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (AAWA), Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) and The State Bar of Texas.

DSHS  The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) traditionally approves conference workshops for CE credit for ACOs.  Based on the tentative 2024 agenda, we anticipate a total of up to 20 hours available per Officer.

TBVME  The Texas Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners (TBVME) traditionally approves selected workshops specifically for Veterinarians and Licensed Veterinary Technicians.

AAWA  Texas Unites is an approved provider of content which enhances professional competence and aligns with the 5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications.  Every hour of training equals 1 CE towards CAWA Recertification.

TCOLE  Texas Unites for Animals workshops may be eligible for The Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.   Note:  Texas Unites is not a TCOLE Training Provider, however, Texas Unites for Animals provides a certificate of completion for attendees to keep on file and for organizations to submit to TCOLE for possible approval.  TCOLE will require copies of course materials, course outlines, and the conference program.

The State Bar of Texas  The Laws for Paws Animal Law Track traditionally offers 6 hours of CLE credits approved through the State Bar of Texas.

CE details for the 2024 conference will be available January 2024!