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Captive Primate Care Certificate


Due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending new student enrollment in the Captive Primate Care Certificate.  Please check back soon for updates.


Graduate, post-baccalaureate, or undergraduate CWU students are eligible to enroll in the certificate program.  Some certificate coursework can be used toward other degree requirements (consult with your advisor).  Completion of the certificate will provide students with the skills and experiences listed by the International Primatological Society for Animal Technician*, and some skills and experiences listed for Senior Animal Technician*.  This expertise may assist students in future job searches in captive primate care based at zoos, sanctuaries, and other captive settings.

*See here for the International Primatological Society Guidelines

A CWU student serving the chimpanzee residents at CSNW
A CWU student serving the chimpanzee residents at Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest (CSNW).

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