PATH INTL. INSTRUCTOR CERTIFICATION PROCESS
In order to become a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor, a candidate must successfully complete the two phases of the Registered Certification process. Any questions that you have regarding Phase One should be directed to the PATH Intl. office, and questions regarding Phase Two should be directed to the PATH Intl. office or Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center.
Phase One (PATH Intl.)
With the submission of the Registered Instructor Certification Application Form, a $60 application fee, copies of current CPR and First Aid Registered Certification cards, and PATH Intl. membership number or application ($55 membership fee) to the PATH Intl. office, you will officially enter into Phase One. Upon receipt, PATH Intl. will e-mail you a Phase One Packet. This packet includes access to the following on-line components:
Center Accreditation Training Course (CAT)
Instructor CAT Exam
Instructor Self-Study Course
PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Open Book Exam
NOTE: Candidates have six months to complete the Phase One Packet. Please note the CAT Course with Instructor CAT Exam has a 60-day time frame and the Instructor Self-Study Course/Instructor Open Book Exam has a 6 month time frame.
Upon successful completion of Phase One candidates receive a confirmation of Instructor-In Training status letter from the PATH Intl/ office. At this point, a candidate is considered a PATH Intl. Instructor-In-Training. You may retain this designation for twelve months from the date of your Confirmation Letter.
Phase Two (Host Site – Faith Equestrian)
Within the twelve month time frame, candidates must have completed all the components of Phase Two. These components are:
Complete 25 hours of practice teaching group mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the guidance or direct supervision of a PATH Intl. Certified Instructor
Candidates must attend a Registered Level workshop PRIOR to participating in a Certification. This can be completed in one weekend, or someone may decide to complete the workshop at a separate time.
Successfully complete a Registered Instructor On-Site Certification
If you are interested in attending the Instructor Workshop and/ or Registered Certification, please complete the attached form and mail with appropriate fees to the address listed. Please include a copy of your confirmation of Instructor-In-Training status letter from Phase One if registering for Certification. Candidates are registered on a first come-first served basis, so make sure to register early.All Certification Candidates must register 32 days prior to the Registered Certification.
Once registered for the workshop and/ or certification, we (Faith Equestrian) will send you a Phase Two Packet. The packet will include the following information and will need to be completed depending on whether you are registering for workshop and/ or Registered Certification:
On-Site Registration Form
Emergency Medical Treatment,Liability, and Confidentiality Forms
Additional Forms for Registered Certification candidates:
Instructor resume, personal reference, professional reference, and essay questions
Documentation of Group Teaching Hours Form
To participate in Registered Certification, complete the Phase Two packet and return to Center name with a copy of your PATH IntI. membership card,and current copies of your CPR and First Aid Registered Certification.
All Phase 2 Forms need to be returned to the Host Site at least 32 days prior to the Registered Certification.