Qualifications & Professional Training
Required Qualifications for Professional Registration
There are four levels of registration, determined by professional and academic qualifications recognised by the Society, with 3 categories depending on riding instructing qualifications held.
Holders of SEBC Professional Training Certificate (see further information below), MDM Equestrian Professional Training Certificate or Animal Behavior Society Board Certification (Equine).
As for Level 1 plus a degree in an appropriate subject from a UK based university recognised by the Society or some degrees from universities recognised by the Society in other countries.
As for Level 1 plus a veterinary degree or a postgraduate degree in an appropriate subject from a UK based university recognised by the Society or some postgraduate degrees from universities recognised by the Society in other countries.
Holders of a PhD or DVM&S degree in an appropriate subject from a UK based university recognised by the Society or some doctoral degrees from universities recognised by the Society in other countries, plus a riding instructing qualification plus a minimum of five years post qualification proven professional practice as an Equine Behaviour Consultant and who are considered by the Society to have made a significant beneficial contribution to the practice of Equine Behavioural Consultancy work.
British Horse Society Registered Instructors i.e. holders of BHS riding instructing and first aid qualifications, who have undertaken BHS approved Child Protection Training, Regular CPD and are CRB checked.
Holders of riding instructing qualifications recognised by the Society.
Consultants without riding instructing qualifications.
Registered Consultants are required to hold appropriate insurance, including but not limited to, Third Party and Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.
SEBC Professional Training Certificate
The required Professional Training Certificates are obtained by examination.
Eligibility for examination is by submission of a CV, 2 references and a satisfactory portfolio within 60 days of an examination date. Portfolio pieces will be assessed by the Society’s Examinations Board and candidates advised whether or not their submissions are of the required standard by a minimum of 20 days prior to exam date.
The SEBC Professional Training Exam currently costs £275 and includes a written paper, an oral examination and a practical examination to test knowledge of equine behaviour and professional competency. Fees are not refundable and must be paid a minimum of 10 days before examination date.
The MDM Equestrian Professional Training Certificate has been replaced by the SEBC Professional Training Certificate.