Registered Instructor On-site Workshop & Certification
Pegasus Project is hosting a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor On-Site Workshop & Certification (OSWC),
This workshop is for any PATH Intl. member who is considering becoming a PATH Intl. Registered Instructor, or who would simply like to improve their therapeutic riding instruction skills. The purpose of this workshop is to provide participants with knowledge of the basic skills and information utilized by successful entry-level therapeutic riding instructors. The two-and-a-half day workshop will cover such topics as teaching techniques, task analysis, class structure, lesson plans, various types of disabilities, horse analysis, equipment, mounting & dismounting, and volunteers. The instructor workshop provides participants the opportunity to synthesize and apply the knowledge in role-play situations and hands-on sessions. The workshop may be audited, but please note that auditing will not fulfill the requirements for registered instructor certification eligibility.
The OSWC will be conducted by PATH Intl. Lead Faculty/Evaluator, Sandy Webster & PATH Intl. Associate Faculty/Evaluator, Lindsey Jameson.
To register please complete the registration form: OSWC Registration Form 2020
Path Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification Process
PATH Intl. offers three levels of instructor certification for therapeutic riding: registered, advanced and master.
This Instructor workshop and/or on-site certification is for registered level.
In order to become certified as a PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor, candidates must successfully complete the two phases of the certification process NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 30, 2020.
For current information on this process, please refer to the booklets provided on the PATH Intl. website at https://www.pathintl.org/resources-education/certifications. Any questions regarding Phase I requirements should be directed to PATH Intl. Questions regarding Phase II requirements may be directed to PATH Intl. or Pegasus Project.
Upon submission of the registered instructor application form, fee and copies of current adult & child CPR and first aid certifications, you will officially enter Phase I. Upon receipt, PATH Intl. will email you Phase I instructions. These instructions include access to the following online components:
- PATH Intl. Standards Course
- Instructor Self-Study Course
- Pre-certification self-assessment
NOTE: Candidates have 12 months from the date of their application submission to complete Phase I. Upon successful completion of Phase I, the candidate’s status will be updated from Phase I to Phase II, they will be confirmed to be an instructor-in-training (IT) and receive an IT letter which will be required to register for certification. IT letters will be valid for 12 months from the date of issue or until December 30, 2020 – whichever comes first. Candidates are not eligible for certification without a valid IT letter.
Candidates must have complete on-site certification testing before their IT letter expires. To be eligible for certification, candidates must be able to provide documentation of all the following:
- Completion of 25 hours of teaching group mounted therapeutic riding lessons under supervision of a PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor
- Completion of a PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Workshop PRIOR to attending certification
- A valid IT letter
To attend a workshop and or certification
If you are interested in attending the instructor workshop and/or certification, please complete the attached form and mail it with appropriate fees to the address listed. Please include a copy of your instructor-in-training (IT) letter if you are 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, Pegasus Project will send your Phase II Paperwork. The paperwork listed below will need to be completed and returned to the host site to complete your workshop and/or certification registrations:
- Registration paperwork
- Liability, photo release and confidentiality forms
- Additional forms for registered certification candidates:
- Instructor personal reference, professional reference and essay questions
To fully secure your spots for certification, complete the Phase II packet and return to Pegasus Project with a copy of your PATH Intl. membership card, and current copies of your adult & child CPR and first aid certificates. All Phase II forms need to be returned to the host site at least 32 days prior to the certification.
DIRECTIONS AND LODGING
Directions to Pegasus Project:
- From Yakima head west on Highway 12
- 2 miles past the intersection of Old Naches & Powerhouse Road take a left on McLaughlin Road
- Take an immediate right and follow McLaughlin Road through the curves
- Continue onto the gravel road through the gate
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