Qualifications & 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 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.
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The MDM Equestrian Professional Training Certificate has been replaced by the SEBC Professional Training Certificate.
SEBC Accredited Courses
SEBC accredited courses train candidates for the PTC exam and give full guidance on portfolio requirements.
Discounts available for SMS Master Saddlers, ACPAT reg Veterinary Physiotherapists, BHS Accredited Professional Coaches amongst others.