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.

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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
Animal Welfare Assessments Workshop Bioparc Valencia 24/10/2023 27/10/2023 AWAW01 LAST PLACES
ZIMS for Medical training ONLINE 26/10/2023 16/11/2023 ZWMT02 Places available
Introduction to EAZA Ex Situ Programme Management EAZA Executive Office 27/11/2023 1/12/2023 BBPM04 FULLY BOOKED
People Power: Unlocking the potential of your Team! (Collaborative course with CREW training) EAZA Executive Office 22/01/2024 26/01/2024 CCPP01 Registration opening soon
Exhibit Design and Planning EAZA Executive Office 6/03/2024 7/03/2024 EDAP01 Registration opening soon
Trailblazing Trainers: Animal Training Workshop for Zoo Professionals Parco Natura Viva  18/03/2024  18/03/2024  TTZP02 Registration opening soon



 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
Introduction to Animal Welfare Assessments online course EAZA Members
Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans online course Open to all
ZIMS for Studbooks online course EAZA Members
Exhibit Design for Zookeepers Open to all
Reproductive Management online course 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.