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 has made the difficult decision to postpone all EAZA Academy trainings scheduled until the end of May. We are in contact with our hosts and tutors to investigate options for rescheduling courses at a later date. We will be in touch with registered participants to provide further details of how and when we will proceed with these rescheduling courses and potential refunds.


Course Calendar

Name Location Start date End date Course code Status
Enriching Enrichment: Bridging the gap between 'occupational enrichment' and 'species specific ecology based enrichment' Apenheul, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands 23 March 2020 23 March 2020 AWEC01 POSTPONED
Reproductive Management in ex situ conservation breeding Chester Zoo, United Kingdom 21 April 2020 22 April 2020 RMEX01 POSTPONED
Effectively communicating conservation Zagreb Zoo, Croatia 19 May 2020 19 May 2020 EFCC01 POSTPONED
Introduction to EAZA Ex situ Programme Management Online training 23/11/2020 27/11/2020 BBPM03 FULLY BOOKED