The Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy offers an Animal Control pre-employment training program. The program allows individuals who are not currently employed in the Animal Control profession the opportunity to attend a 15 day Animal Control Basic Academy.  Students who successfully complete the training receive an Academy certificate of participation making them potentially more competitive for employment in the Animal Control profession. Upon
acceptance into the pre-employment program, students would be responsible for payment of
tuition fees and other administrative costs associated with the training.
Attending the Animal Control pre-employment program does not guarantee employment.  
Students interested in and applying for a position within a public safety or law enforcement agency would be required to meet specific hiring and background investigation requirements
applicable to the various law enforcement agencies.    

Applicants seeking entry into the Animal Control Pre-Employment Program who are not
employed or sponsored by a public safety agency or private company will be required to
undergo a background investigation.  

Tuition and Cost
Application fee // $ 50.00
Background Investigation // $ 50.00       
RRCJA Administrative Fee // $250.00
Academy Tuition // $1,400.00         

The $50.00 non-refundable Application Fee is payable to the Academy upon submission
of the candidate’s application. 
For more information regarding the pre-employment program, please contact:
Rappahannock Regional Criminal Justice Academy
3630 Lee Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
(540) 371-2875