Raptor Academy

Raptor Academy courses are designed to provide professionals with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the welfare of raptor ambassadors through training.  

For questions about the classes or registration please contact us at: [email protected]


The Raptor Training Course includes five consecutive webinar classes that occur once a week. Each class is 90 minutes long, followed by a question-and-answer session. In the 5th week of the course, Raptor Center instructors will moderate a 45-minute Q&A session.  

  • This seminar series is offered in four 90-minute sessions and one 45-minute discussion panel. 
  • For those that are not able to attend the live class, participants will receive a recording of every class. 
  • Class sizes are limited in size to enhance the opportunity for questions and discussion. 
  • CEUs are available for IATCB. Please contact us for more information. 

**Group rates are available for groups with 3 or more people.  For more information, please email us**  

Fall 2023 course:

Raptor Training Course: October 2023

Tuition: $250 

Classes held each Tuesday from 4:00-5:30pm EST 

  • October 3rd
  • October 10th
  • October 17th
  • October 24th
  • November 7th
  • Bird Behavior - Attendees will learn how to identify and respond to bird behavior to improve training and husbandry practices.
  • Training Techniques - Learn how to improve their communication and training skills when training birds of prey. This class has a heavy focus on using positive reinforcement and providing ambassador birds with choice and control.
  • Reinforcement for Raptors - Using welfare as our guide, learn key concepts and strategies to effectively use positive reinforcement with raptors.
  • Ambassador Bird Welfare: Selection and Management - Learn strategies used to provide exceptional welfare to raptors and considerations to make when adding new ambassadors to your team

Class sizes are limited in size to enhance the opportunity for questions and discussion.  For this reason, there will be no refunds within 14 days of the first class.