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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.

Level 1

SEBC Level 3
Holders of SEBC Professional Training Certificate (see further information below), MDM Equestrian Professional Training Certificate or Animal Behavior Society Board Certification (Equine).

Level 2

SEBC Level 2
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.

Level 3

SEBC Level 1
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.

Senior Consultant

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.

Category A

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.

Category B

Consultants without riding instructing qualifications.

Category C

Holders of riding instructing qualifications recognised by the Society.

Insurance

Registered Consultants are required to hold appropriate insurance, including but not limited to, Third Party and Public Liability Insurance and Professional Indemnity Insurance.

Professional Certificate

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.

For application form and further details, click here or contact Ashley Durie Phone: 07808 714 243 or Email: ashley@positive-equine.com.