PATH Intl. Registered Instructor Certification On Demand

PATH Intl. Registered on Demand Certification or Re-Certification Application

High Hopes offers workshop/certification for the Registered Level twice a year. In addition, High Hopes offers “Certification on Demand” for “first time” participants who are unable to attend on either of those dates, and for those who need to take the certification a second time (“recertification”).

In order to become a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, you must successfully complete two phases of the certification process.

Phase One (PATH Intl.)

A complete description and application form are contained in the Registered Certification Application Booklet available through PATH Intl. at or (800) 369-7433. Any questions that you have regarding Phase One should be directed to the PATH Intl. office.

Phase Two (Host Site—High Hopes Therapeutic Riding, Inc.)

Upon successful completion of Phase One you will receive a confirmation letter from the PATH Intl. office. At this point you are considered an Instructor-In-Training (IT). You may retain this designation for twelve months from the date of your confirmation letter. At the end of the twelve months, you must have completed all components of Phase Two.

Phase Two “first time” participant requirements


Complete 25 hours of teaching mounted therapeutic riding lessons under the supervision/mentorship of a PATH Intl. Certified  Instructor.

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Attend a Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop. You must attend a workshop PRIOR to the certification component. Please  note that the workshops are valid for 2 years


Successfully complete a Registered Instructor On-Site Certification

Phase Two “recertification” participant requirements:


Attend a workshop within two years of the certification and provide proof to the host site


Complete teaching hours within two years of the certification


Submit an extra 10 hours of mentored teaching for those who did not pass both components

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There are two ways to study the basics for achieving PATH Intl. Registered Certification to become an instructor. Both require successful completion of Registered Criteria: certification can be achieved through attending a PATH Intl. Approved Training Course (such as our Instructor Training Course) or through a multi-step, self-directed educational process which culminates in an Onsite Workshop and Certification.

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