Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners

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PHCP training program

In addition to the supportive community that Progressive Hoof Care Practitioners provides we offer a training program for members who seek certification as professional hoof care practitioners. The training enrollment form collects information about your experience, previous training, and goals. This information will help us to place you at the appropriate level. Everyone is welcome and accepted into this training program, even those unsure if their goal to become a professional. There is no time constraint on completing the steps. Click on Step 1 above for instructions on enrolling.

Education credits

We encourage our members to continue their education and keep up to date with the latest hoof care practices. Credit is given for mentorships, clinics, webinars, and media presentations. Credit is acknowledged on each practitioner’s directory listing with a star for every 20 credits completed in the past year.

Education scholarships

PHCP has funds available to help students in need complete the training program to become certified professionals. These funds will cover clinics, webinars, and mentorship fees, as well as travel expenses.

Student Practitioners and Advanced Student Practitioners who have attended the PHCP beginning clinics or completed one mentorship day are eligible. If you’re not sure of your eligibility, contact us to confirm.

2021 Scholarships have been awarded and we will be awarding more scholarships again in 2022.

Professionals joining

We have many professionals who have training elsewhere join PHCP. Some are looking for PHCP certification. In these cases we look to see that all the subjects required in the training program have been covered and we ask that they do a mentorship day with one of our mentors for placement. That mentor determines if more mentorships would be beneficial or if they may post a final presentation for evaluation.

Others are not looking for PHCP certification but would like to be part of a hoof care professional group for support, to share ideas and take advantage of member pricing on webinars and events. These professionals may join as a supporting member.