Web-based Training

Web-based TrainingCheck out these online learning opportunities that will help you accomplish your professional goals!  Web-Based Training (WBT) is self-paced, easily-accessible, and affordable.  Modules vary in the time they take to complete, from 30 minutes to 4 hours.  AZA individual members receive a discounted rate. Not a member? Join today!


Register for webinars offered through the San Diego Zoo Global Academy on a wide range of topics. Each webinar lasts about an hour and is presented by a zoo or aquarium professional or an expert from another related field.  

EECapacity:  Applying the Environmental Education Materials Guidelines for Excellence to Zoos & Aquariums.  This is the first in a series on the EE Guidelines.  Watch a free recording.  Running time: 15 minutes. 

Zoo & Aquarium Themes

Environmental Education: Designing Effective Programs for Zoos & Aquariums 
FrogWatch USA Chapter Coordinator training 
 FrogWatch USA Volunteer training 
Worms, Germs, and You (Zoonotic Disease Education and Prevention)


General Themes

NP Training Works also offers more than 500 web-based courses on general topics for nonprofits. Receive a discount on these modules with your AZA individual membership.  Catalog categories include:

Program, Project Management & Mission Advancement
Software & Information Technology
Operations and Quality
Communications, Marketing, Public Relations & Sales
Management & Leadership
Human Resources & Compliance
Development, Fundraising, Grants & Events
Finance & Accounting
Personal & Professional Skills
Customer Service

Multi-user licenses are also available for Zoos and Aquariums to receive additional discounts, and if your zoo or aquarium sets up a group account, you can receive full reporting functionality on your staff's course progress.

Future Projects

Other WBT programs currently in development include:
Legal & Political Advocacy by Zoos & Aquariums
Safety & Security for AZA Accreditation
Zoo and Aquarium Research: By Keepers, For Keepers
Marketing & Public Relations for Zoos & Aquariums
Volunteer Management in Zoos & Aquariums

Don’t see what you’re looking for?

If you have ideas for additional topics appropriate for Web-Based Training for zoo and aquarium professionals, please email azatraining@aza.org.