The EAZA Academy offers a wide range of courses covering areas as diverse as animal husbandry and nutrition, zoo and aquarium management, and educational related courses. In addition, a number of workshops are available free-of-charge to delegates at EAZA Annual Conferences.

New courses are added to the Course Calendar so keep checking back.

The EAZA Academy is pleased to have a Memorandum of Understanding with The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) to become ‘learning partners’. The goal of this agreement is to expand the professional development training opportunities available to EAZA and AZA members.

Through this agreement approved courses achieved by each organisation can count towards either the EAZA Academy Diploma or AZA Professional Development Certificate programme.

Visit the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ website to learn more about their courses, webinars, and conferences that can help you enrich your career.

You can now register for EAZA Academy courses online, please check the course information for details of how to apply.

AZA Learning Partner

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In the light of the COVID-19 outbreak being classed as a global pandemic by the World Health Organisation, and in line with guidance from them and other sources, EAZA will only be offering online training opportunities in 2021. Face-to-face training will resume in 2022 as long as courses can be held safely and in compliance with any local restrictions. 


Course Calendar

Name Location Start date End date Course code Status
An introduction to reproductive management in ex situ conservation breeding ONLINE 14/10/2021 15/10/2021 RMEX02 PLACES AVAILABLE
Introduction to EAZA Ex situ Programme Management ONLINE 29/11/2021 03/12/2021 BBPM04 FULLY BOOKED



 Looking for a general idea of what kind of courses are on offer? Take a look at the course catalogue, which will give example of typically offered courses and when you can expect to see them listed in the calendar.

Self-paced online training

EAZA is also developing online training modules you can work through in your own time. Please check the table below for details of what modules are available.

Course Name Availability
Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans online course Open to all
ZIMS for Studbooks online course EAZA Members
Exhibit Design for Zookeepers Open to all

Other online options

Other useful online learning and training options for zoo professionals:

EAZA Animal Welfare Webinars - check the page for details and recordings of previous events, and to find out about upcoming webinars.