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AZA's Professional Development Courses are team-taught by experienced and knowledgeable professionals from the zoo and aquarium industry. Students are presented the unique chance to learn about the latest techniques, information, and tools available and are afforded an unequaled opportunity to network with current and future leaders.

AZA offers a number of scholarships for Professional Development Courses. AZA scholarship applications are made available in May and are due by mid-July.  Scholarship recipients are then notfied by early September. 

Click on a course title below or from the list to the left for more information. In general, each course is offered annually around the same time each year. Click here for course policies.
 

Spring 2018 courses

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May 6 - 11, 2018 - 
Registration is now closed
Hosted by Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, IL:


Early Fall 2018

September 29 - October 4, 2018  - Early bird registration deadline July 7th
Hosted by the Denver Zoo, in Denver, CO:



September 29 - October 4, 2018 - 
Early bird registration deadline July 7th
Hosted by the Denver Zoo, in Denver, CO:


October 30 - November 2, 2018
Early bird registration deadline August 7th
Hosted by the Houston Zoo in Houston, TX:

 

 
Coming Soon - Late Fall Courses

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November 5 - 10, 2018 -
Registration opens in June 2018
Hosted by Clayton Plaza in St. Louis, MO:

 
 


2019 Courses

February 11 - 16, 2019 - Registration opens in August 2018
Hosted by Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV: 


February 23 - 28, 2019 -
Registration opens in September
Hosted by Disney's Animal Kingdom® in Orlando, FL: 


March 4 - 8, 2019 -
Registration opens in September
Hosted by Zoo Miami in Miami, FL: 

Spring 2019 - Dates TBD 
Hosted by St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL: 


Spring 2019 - Dates TBD

Hosted by Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, NY:

 

Questions? Contact AZA's Professional Development Program 


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