AZA's Professional Training 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 Training 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.
Click the course title for more information and to register:
April 6 - 13, 2017 - This course is FULL, registration is now closed.
Hosted by St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL:
April 17 - 22, 2017 - Final Registration closes March 20th
Hosted by Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, NY:
April 30 - May 5, 2017 - Final Registration closes April 2nd
Hosted by Chicago Zoological Society - Brookfield Zoo, in Chicago, IL:
October 8 - 13 2017 - Early bird registration closes July 17th
Hosted by the Denver Zoo, in Denver, CO:
October 1-6, 2017
Hosted by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL:
October 24-27, 2017
Hosted by the Houston Zoo in Houston, TX:
Questions? Contact AZA's Professional Development Program