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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 industry leaders. AZA offers scholarships for Professional Training Courses.
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.
Registration is now open for spring and early fall 2016 courses!
Click the course title for more information and to register.
March 1-4, 2016
April 1-8, 2016
Hosted by the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in St. Augustine, FL:
Crocodilian Biology and Captive Management
April 10-16, 2016
Hosted by the Brookfield Zoo in Brookfield, IL:
Animal Welfare: Evidence-Based Management April 10-15
NatureStart, April 11-16
May 2-6, 2016
Hosted by the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL:
Aquarium Design, Husbandry, and Leadership
September 25-30, 2016
Hosted by Denver Zoo in Denver, CO:
Animal Training Applications in Zoo & Aquarium Settings
Managing Animal Enrichment & Training Programs
Registration opening in spring 2016:
Registration opening in summer 2016:
Contact AZA's Professional Development Program Manager or call 301-244-3351.