Course Goal


To train potential poultry welfare auditors using as a basis the welfare criteria and standards generally found and accepted in industry audits for broilers, turkeys and egg layers. This training is designed to affect the quality of auditing by individuals who perform poultry industry welfare audits. Training will address and educate on factors contained in welfare audits utilized in the broiler, layer and turkey industries.

Course Overview


The Poultry Welfare Auditor Course conducted by the Professional Animal Auditor Certification Organization (PAACO) is the certification course for broiler, layer and turkey auditors. PAACO is an organization of eight professional animal organizations with extensive expertise on best management practices and current science in animal agriculture. The organization’s purpose is to promote the humane treatment of animals through education and certification of animal auditors as well as the review and/or certification of animal audit instruments, assessments and programs. The current organizations are:

American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP)
American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP)
American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV)
American Dairy Science Association (ADSA)
American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS)
American Society of Animal Science (ASAS)
Poultry Science Association (PSA)
American Meat Science Association (AMSA)