AZA Professional Development Course Policies

The following policies apply to all AZA Professional Development courses:

Registration Policies

Registration and payment does not constitute acceptance in the course. Registrants will be notified of acceptance decisions beginning three (3) months prior to course start date. Enrollment priority is given to current AZA Individual Members and other groups as indicated by course. If a course fills, applicants will be placed on a waiting list and contacted if space becomes available. Checks sent for course payment will be cashed immediately upon receipt as per standard business practices. Cashing your check does not indicate that you have been accepted into a course. You will receive an acceptance letter or waitlist letter once acceptance decisions are made.

Payment & Refund Policies

All payments must be made in U.S. funds, drawn on by a, and payable to AZA.    The full registration fee and any credit fees will be refunded for wait listed applicants who are not admitted. All other refund requests must be received in writing no later than 4 weeks prior to the course start date. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after this date or for no shows. Refunds will be issued within 45 business days after the course ends. A $50.00 processing fee will be deducted for any cancellations, but will be waived for refunds from the waiting list. Substitutions from the same institution will be accepted without penalty, but must be provided in writing and approved by AZA staff. Please email cancellation or substitution requests to

Sexual Harassment

AZA has a zero tolerance policy for sexual harassment. Violations by any registered attendee or participant at any AZA training courses may result in expulsion and possible ban from future AZA events.



For additional details please contact the AZA Professional Development Department or call (301) 562-0777 ext 240.

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