Therapeutic Riding Instructor
offers three levels of certification for therapeutic
riding instructors: Registered, Advanced and Master.
Specialty Discipline Certification is also available
for driving and interactive vaulting. Therapeutic
riding instructors that teach at PATH Intl. Centers
are required to achieve (one level of) PATH Intl. Instructor Certification status. Instructors may apply for any level of certification that they feel they are qualified to achieve, as long as the application criteria for that level are met. The criteria at each level details the skills and knowledge an instructor of that level must posses regarding Equine Management, Horsemanship, Instruction, Teaching Methodology and Disabilities.
The first step to becoming an instructor is to
obtain experience working with individuals with
disabilities at a PATH Intl. Center. Many
instructors get their start by volunteering at
centers as side-walkers or leaders. Becoming
involved with a PATH Intl. Center is a great way to learn about therapeutic riding and whether or not to pursue certification.
For specific information on the levels of
certification please visit PATH Intl. at
CTRC does offer
Instructor Training / Shadowing, to qualified
candidates and PATH Intl Registered Instructor On-Site
Workshop and Certification Exam.