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The Zoological Registrars Association is organized to achieve the objectives of promoting standards in animal records management, expanding knowledge and understanding of wildlife regulations and best practices for ensuring legal compliance; establishing collaborations with related organizations; and providing training, continuing education and professional development opportunities to zoological registrars and record keepers. The Membership categories are:

Professional: $35 annual dues

Membership is open to zoo, aquarium, or related organization professionals who perform the duties regularly associated with registrar work. These may include, but are not limited to: managing institutional animal records; overseeing the institutional animal inventory/inventories; evaluating all animal transactions for legal, ethical and institutional policy issues; maintaining required federal, state, and local permits necessary for holding and transporting wildlife; and/or developing systems, policies and procedures for animal records management. Professional category members have voting privileges, may hold office or serve on committees in the Association. LETTER OF INTRODUCTION REQUIRED FOR PROFESSIONAL CATEGORY ONLY. First-time Professional category applicants must submit a brief letter of introduction which shall include a description of their main responsibilities and background information. Letters are to be written by a supervisor or another Professional category member.

Associate: $30 annual dues

Membership is open to individuals who are not directly responsible for zoo or aquaria records but who share an interest in the objectives of the Association. Associates may serve on committees but may not act as chairman of a committee and may neither hold office nor vote on any business other than that of committees of which they are members.

Retired: $25 annual dues

Membership is open to retired Registrars who have served ZRA for the last five consecutive years as a Professional category member. Retired members may serve on committees but may not serve as chairman of a committee. Retired members may neither hold office nor may they vote on any business other than that of committees of which they are members.

Institutional: $100 annual dues

Membership is open to those organizations interested in and supportive of ZRA objectives but which do not satisfy the requirements for Reciprocal membership. The institution shall designate a representative for the organization who may attend business meetings and may serve on committees but may not serve as chairman of a committee. Institutional representatives may neither hold office nor vote on any business other than that of committees of which they are members.

Vendor: $150 annual dues

Membership is open to companies that provide products or services to the zoological or records management fields. The member company shall designate a representative who may attend business meetings and may serve on committees but may not serve as a chairman of a committee. Vendor representatives may neither hold office nor vote on any business other than that of committees of which they are members.

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