1. Explorations Workshop (30 hours)
The Explorations workshop offers an introduction to the field of EFW and covers topics such as Pro-EFW's philosophy, principles and ethics; the role of the equine as a sentient being; and safety issues when working with equines and humans. It is generally offered as a combination of distance learning (on line) and on-site training.
2. Focus Training (70 hours)
Part One: 35 hours
Covers core EFW concepts, principles, ethics and safety considerations. Provides many opportunities for participants to engage in experiential exercises, interactions with the equines, practice sessions, and other “hands-on” activities.
Part Two: 35 hours
Further develops the EFW concepts, principles, ethics and safety considerations that were outlined in Part 1.Participants are once again offered numerous opportunities to engage in practice sessions and many other “hands-on” activities. Each participant begins to create an individualized Scope of Practice statement that includes an outline of what s/he can and cannot incorporate into his/her EFW practice as a certification candidate. Participants also outline in writing the areas where additional experience and/or training is needed to meet identified goals. Candidates complete the appropriate Levels of Expertise table (available on the Pro-EFW website on the certification page).
3. Integration Week (35 hours)
Provides candidates with the opportunity to integrate all of their EFW knowledge, experience and skills into their particular area of study. Candidates ensure that their professional requirements (ex. confidentiality, compliance with relevant ethical codes, record keeping, etc.) are being met. Each participant updates his/her Scope of Practice statement and outlines in writing the areas where additional experience and/or training is needed to meet identified training goals.
Please use the downloadable word document to log your endorsed training information including supportive documents. The word document gives you the flexibility of adding boxes or to have boxes get bigger to accommodate the material your are adding. You can scan any supporting documents as pictures (JPEG) and insert them into the word file. We recommend that you start logging these hours early to avoid having to gather all that information as you attempt to get your final documents submitted. Doing this will also give you the added satisfaction of realizing you are moving forward and may even be more advanced then you were thinking.