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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.

Course registration is now open through early 2017!  

Click the course title for more information and to register:


February 28 - March 3, 2017 - Registration is now closed.
Hosted by Zoo Miami in Miami, FL: 


April 6 - 13, 2017 - This course is now FULL. Registration is only available on a limited basis for the course waitlist. 
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:

Coming soon - Registration will open in Spring 2017 

October 1-6, 2017
Hosted by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL: 


Questions? Contact AZA's Professional Development Program 

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