As of December 2012, the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board has approved the following classes for continuing education credit:
Canine Basic Life Support (BLS) / 6 hour – the BLS course focuses on prevention of common canine illness and injury. It provides first aid and CPR certification, and is recommended for K9 handlers, animal control officers and all other personnel who are likely to encounter animals in the course of their duties. Prerequisite: none
Canine Advanced Life Support (ALS) Workshop / 4 hours – an introduction to advanced lifesaving skills such as IV’s, intubation, recognition of heart and breath sounds and emergency medications for dogs. Prerequisite: Canine BLS.
Service Dogs and the Law / 2 hours – provides police officers and others with an understanding of different types of service dogs, and the laws that apply to these dogs. Distinctions are also made between service dogs and other types of working dogs such as therapy dogs, companion animals and facility dogs. Recommended for all Arizona police officers. Prerequisite: none.