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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. In general, each course is offered annually around the same time each year. Click here for course policies.

AZA offers a number of scholarships for Professional Development Courses. AZA scholarship applications are made available each summer.  Sponsor the AZA Professional Development Program and place your brand in the spotlight! To learn more, please click here.

Click on a course title below for more information.


All scheduled fall 2020 and spring 2021 courses have been cancelled.
In-person courses are scheduled to resume in fall 2021.

Spring 2022

February 2022
Hosted by Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV: 

Spring TBD 2022 
Hosted by Disney's Animal Kingdom® in Orlando, FL: 

Spring TBD 2022 
Hosted by St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL: 

Spring TBD, 2022 
Hosted by Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL:

Spring TBD 2022 
Hosted by Indianapolis Zoo in Indianapolis, IN:

Questions? Contact AZA's Professional Development Program Department. 

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