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, Related Policies, and Husbandry Guidelines 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.
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:
*ZAA is currently in the process of updating accrediting standards. Please check back for new requirements and changes to the accreditation process.