The PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor (CTRI) is a voluntary, entry-level credential for individuals in the equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT) profession who provide riding instruction and therapeutic value to people with disabilities. This may include mounted or unmounted work ethically partnering with an equine. PATH Intl. CTRIs have met established criteria and standards of practice in the field. They have demonstrated their knowledge of disabilities, equines, teaching and human-animal interactions. See the full job description here.

This certification program has been designed to meet the rigorous accreditation standards of the National Council of Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Learn more about why NCCA accreditation matters for PATH Intl. Certified Professionals here and read about the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council’s development and implementation of this certification program here.

Upcoming PATH Intl. CTRI Certification Exam Administration Windows:

NOTE: Available testing windows will be posted September 20, 2019.

January 2020: Accepting applications starting October 1, 2019

April 2020: Accepting applications starting October 1, 2019

July 2020: Accepting applications starting October 1, 2019

October 2020: Accepting applications starting October 1, 2019

How do I get started?

Pilot application and instructions (Pilot concludes June 30, 2019)

PATH Intl. CTRI Criteria (PDF)

PATH Intl. CTRI Application (Will be released September 1, 2019)

- Pay the application fee*
*Upon payment of the application fee, you will receive instructions for submitting your application
 email or online upload.
An application progress tracker is available via your online membership account.

PATH Intl. CTRI Application - Applications will be accepted starting October 1, 2019.

Instructions for PATH Intl. CTRI Application (Will be released September 1, 2019)

PATH Intl. CTRI Application Paperwork Tutorial (more tutorials coming soon)

PATH Intl. CTRI Policies and Procedures (coming soon)

PATH Intl. Certified Professional Code of Ethics

PATH Intl. CTRI Credential Transition Process

- Credential Transition Form (hard copy submission)

- Credential Transition Form (online submission coming soon)

PATH Intl. CTRI Certification Maintenance Process

- Certification Maintenance Form (hard copy submission)

- Certification Maintenance Form (online submission coming soon)


Job Description

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