PATH International Certification Clinics
Cheff is proud to be a partner with PATH International as an advocate of continued education for Therapeutic Riding. Because we feel strongly that quality education and appropriate certification standards for instructors are essential, Cheff offers PATH International On Site Instructor Certification Workshops and Certification and Prep Clinics bi annually.
Certification Prep Clinics
In response to a nearly 50% failing rate nationwide at PATH Registered Level Instructor certification clinics, The Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center has developed a "Prep Clinic" designed specifically for those individuals planning on going through the PATH International certification process.
This day long instructional course is taught by a PATH International certified evaluator and gives participants a realistic idea of what the process is like and how they will score in an actual test setting. The majority of the day is spent in the barn doing hands on activities including individual teaching evaluations and riding tests (which carry the most weight at the actual certification).
Attendees will walk away with a report card detailing their strengths and areas that need improvement along with the confidence of knowing where they stand with the testing process. Additionally, those individuals participating in Cheff's Prep Clinic will receive $50 off their registration fee, should they choose to certify at Cheff.
Feedback from this clinic has been overwhelmingly positive, and to date, over 95% of those who have gone through the clinic and decided to attend the OSWC at Cheff have passed. Participation is strongly recommended. Limited seating available.
2014 March Clinic Reviews:
"I think this prep clinic helped me to know what i need to work on. I thought the program was well organized and would recommend it to others"
"I was hesitant to come because of the price, but the opportunity for feedback was too good to pass up. I enjoyed the day and I received excellent feedback to work on in the future."
"I feel (the instructor) did a great job giving positive criticism without making you feel bad or horrible. I enjoyed the day- would come for a 2 day too!"
"Wonderful instructor- clear, calm, and to the point."
"This gave me a better understanding of all the parts to teaching and riding and how to explain them. It really shows weaknesses in a constructive format."
"I feel much more prepared for the final certification."
"Worth the price!"
PATH International On Site Workshop and Certification
This course is the required avenue for acquiring your PATH Registered Instructor Certification (1st level.)
April 9 - 12
September 10 - 13
The 2 ½ day workshop is open to PATH members 18 years of age or older. Some topics covered include:
Certification testing for the Registered Level consists of successfully completing a riding pattern and teaching a 20 minute class. Contact PATH International at 1-800-369-7433 or go to their website at www.pathintl.org to obtain the Registered Instructor Certification Program booklet which contains all information necessary information and the application form. You will receive a more detailed description of Phase One and Phase Two of the certification process when you apply for Certification.
In order to attend our PATH International Registered Instructor Certification, you must have:
* You must provide us with a copy of your Confirmation of Instructor-In-Training status letter with your registration and payment in order to attend
Workshop Only ................................. $350*
* Fees include lunches
A Late Fee of $25 will be required for registrations received after the deadline
Lodging at Kellogg Biological Station
Wednesday Night Practice Ride
Refunds will be given up to one week prior to the workshop/certification minus an administration fee of $100. No refunds will be given the week of the certification.
Space in the Workshop & Certification will be limited and fills quickly. Registrations will be accepted in the order received and a waiting list kept when capacity is reached. You will receive your Phase Two Packet with candidate forms after your Registration, Confirmation of Instructor-In-Training status letter and payment are received.
Workshop only Attendees: Return Cheff Registration form, lodging form and a copy of your PATH International membership card.
Workshop/Certification Candidates: Return Cheff Registration form, lodging form, Thursday night ride form, a copy of your PATH International Instructor-In-Training (IT) letter, your PATH International membership card, and front & back copies of your CPR and First Aid cards.
Certification Only Candidates: Return Cheff Registration form, lodging form, and copies of your PATH International Instructor-In-Training (IT) letter, On-Site Workshop Certificate, your PATH International membership card, and front & back copies of your CPR and First Aid cards.
Mail the above with full payment to:
Cheff Therapeutic Riding Center
For any questions feel free to call or email Jane at 269.731.4471 or gro.retnecffehc@enaj
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