ZAA Accreditation is a rigorous process that includes an extensive application and site inspection. The institution must undergo the complete process every five years to maintain the accredited status.
The ZAA Accreditation Standards is a comprehensive document to provide guidance in best practices to ZAA accredited facilities.
APPLICATION/INSPECTION COSTS AND ANNUAL DUES
Institutions must engage in one or more of the following to join ZAA:
ZAA facility accreditation is not available to exotic and/or wild animal pet owners.
Accredited facilities must have a professional fellow-level member. Please apply for professional fellow prior to submitting your accredited facility application.
Two sponsor letters are required. At least one letter must be from a ZAA accredited facility. The second letter may be from a current ZAA professional fellow member.
Benefits of Accreditation
Objectives of Accreditation
STEP 1: APPLICATION
STEP 2: SITE INSPECTION
Facilities are graded in many categories, including the following: (click)
Inspection details (click)
STEP 3: COMMITTEE REVIEW
The accreditation committee will review the application and site
inspection. The applicant may be: