Ontario Animal Control Bylaw Officer Course

Are you seeking employment as an  Animal Control Officer? This stand alone course an essential component for your learning or skill upgrading. You will gain a firm foundation of training in everything from legal issues to managing dangerous dogs.
Once you finish this course, you will receive a certificate that you can frame and you will be a big step closer to provincial employment, if you're not there already.
You will have a total of 10 weeks to finish the course.

Who should register

  • Anyone currently employed or seeking employment as an MLEO or Provincial Offences Officer wanting to specialize in Animal Control or enforcement of local Bylaws.
  • Anyone wanting to specialize in an career as an Animal Control Officer.
  • Organizations seeking to train multiple staff
  • This is a stand alone Bylaw Officer Core Competency Course specializing in Animal Control. General services Bylaw and M.L.E.O./P.O.O. programs are available also. 

The use of ChatGPT or Artificial Intelligence to answer questions or essays in this course is strictly prohibited and is considered cheating. This will result in an automatic failure on the assignments and it will be reported to your employer.

AI and ChatGPT are also forms of plagiarism and copyright infringement when used to pass qualifying courses and exams.

Why take this course

  • Add Animal Control Bylaw Officer to your resume
  • This is a stand alone course designed specifically for Animal Control Bylaw Enforcement Officers
  • Seek higher paying work and improve your chances of landing jobs by proactively taking this training.
  • Ability to complete this course at your own pace
  • Instructor expertise and assistance available through email

10 weeks are allotted to finish this course. A one time extension of 3 weeks can be requested, if you need it. After that one final extension of 3 weeks may be purchased for $75.00

Q. Can a Bylaw Officer/M.L.E.O. who does parking enforcement ALSO do general Bylaw Enforcement or Animal Control?

A. The short answer is yes. If the Municipality hires you to do more than just Parking Enforcement, they may ask that you also be trained in the other areas as well as Parking. Given that General Bylaw Services and Enforcement is also a specialized profession ie Property Standards, Noise Bylaw Enforcement, Animal Control, Licensing etc., specialized training is highly recommended.

Q. Is it true that some Municipalities are outsourcing some Bylaw Enforcement to Security companies?

A. Yes. Some smaller Municipalities are not only out sourcing Parking Enforcement but also General Bylaw services and Animal Control.

Q. Is this course similar to the old O.S.P.C.A. program?

A. Yes it is. We previously wrote the program and trained officers for the OSPCA as well as other Provinces. 

Q. Does this course include information on the new P.A.W.S.?

A. As of January 1, 2020, the Provincial Animal Welfare Services (PAWS) Act has replaced the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) Act. Transitional regulations are in place, such as carrying over the previous standards of care and administrative standards, to ensure animals are protected while long-term regulations are developed through consultation. There is a module in this course dedicated to understanding this process.

We do NOT refund tuition after registration and you have begun your course. 

Technical requirements for taking this course: Persistent internet connection. Latest version of Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, or Safari. Javascript enabled.


Plus applicable taxes

When you choose to register, you will be directed to the checkout page. Once your payment has been received, you will receive an email with your course login information.

Your Instructor

Burgess and Associates are approved and licensed Vendors of Record (V.O.R.) for the Government of Ontario to train M.L.E.O.s (Municipal Law Enforcement Officers) and P.O.O.s (Provincial Offences Officers) for all Ministries and Provincially funded agencies that use the V.O.R. system to obtain training for their officers.

The course is designed and developed by a Superior Court Recognized “Subject Matter Expert” in the training of Municipal Bylaw and Enforcement Officers, Provincial Offences Officers, Police and Special Constables in Ontario. Copies of transcripts from these court credentials are available upon request.