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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.


The total cost of completing the training program will vary widely from student to student. Factors such as the level you enter and the amount of travel needed according to your location will determine this. Estimate your total costs to complete certification.

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. PHCP Certified Practitioners must earn a minimum of 10 credits per 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 in Independent Study and Advanced Student Practitioners are eligible. If you’re not sure of your eligibility, contact us to confirm.

Scholarship applications have closed for 2022. We will run a scholarship again in 2023.

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.