Pathway Toward Membership Program

Organizations interested in applying for AZA-accreditation or certification should start by reviewing and understanding the standards. If becoming AZA-accredited or certified is a priority and your organization is planning to submit an application within the next five years, the Pathway Toward Membership program (PDF) might be an option to consider. Formerly known as AZA’s mentoring program, the Pathway toward Membership is a service agreement between AZA and non-members to help them prepare for readiness to submit an application for Accreditation or Certification. Organizations interested in obtaining a peer consultant, also known as a Coach, assigned by AZA to help them work toward accreditation should fill out the questionnaire form and send to AZA’s Membership Department. For questions specifically related to the accreditation process, contact AZA’s Accreditation Department.

Pathway Toward Membership - Current Participants

*As of April 2023

Pathway Toward Membership - Achieved Accreditation

Marineland Dolphin Adventure (St. Augustine, FL) - Achieved accreditation in April 2022!

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Powell, OH) - Achieved accreditation in March 2023!

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