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Humane Officers

Order Confirming Appointment of a Humane Officer Submission Requirements

Pursuant to Corporations Code section 14502(C)(2), each society shall provide a copy of an Order Confirming Appointment as a Humane Officer to the California Department of Justice (DOJ).

Copies of the Order Confirming Appointment can be submitted to the DOJ via mail, Fascimile, or in a PDF format through electronic mail.

Mailing Address:

California Department of Justice
P.O. Box 903417
Sacramento, CA 94203-4170
Attn: Humane Officers Compliance (C121)

Facsimile Number: (916) 227-2000

Electronic Mail Address: cahumaneofficers@doj.ca.gov

Level 2 Humane Officer Certificate of Compliance

Pursuant to Corporations Code 14504: All humane societies and societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, and all officers shall be in full compliance with Section 14502 on or before January 1, 2012. Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, a level 1 or level 2 humane officers confirmed prior to January 1, 2012, shall not be required to seek a new court order confirming his or her appointment. However, a level 2 humane officer shall provide proof of compliance with subparagraph (E) of paragraph (2) of subdivision (h) of Section 14502 by filing a certificate of compliance with the Department of Justice on or before January 1, 2012, or that humane officer’s appointment shall be immediately revoked.

Certificates can be found at: http://www.californiastatehumane.org/PDFs/Level2_Compliance_Certificate.pdf.

Continuing Education Certificate of Compliance Submission Requirements

Humane Officers, pursuant to Corporations Code 14502(E)(3), must provide a copy of their certificate of continuing education (40 hours) compliance, to the DOJ, no later than 21 days after the expiration of each three-year period. Continuing education certificates can be submitted via any of the above listed methods. Compliance Certificates can be found at http://www.californiastatehumane.org/PDFs/ContinuingEducation_Compliance_Certificate.pdf.

Weapons Training and Range Qualification Certificate of Compliance Submission Requirements

Humane Officers Authorized to Carry Firearms, pursuant to Corporations Code 14502(E)(4), must provide a copy of their certificate of ongoing weapons training and range qualification compliance, to the DOJ, no later than 21 days after the expiration of each six-month period. Certificates can be submitted via any of the above listed methods. Compliance Certificates can be found at http://www.californiastatehumane.org/PDFs/ContinuingEducation_Compliance_Certificate.pdf.

State Humane Association of California
www.californiastatehumane.org

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