AHCB Certification Exam

What Content is Covered?

The AHCB Certification Examination is a computer-based examination composed of a maximum of 150 multiple-choice, objective questions with a total testing time of three (3) hours. Questions will be in the following areas:

    I. Program Administration
    II. Basic Horsemanship
    III. Posture and Movement Principles
    IV. Hippotherapy Applications

Eligibility Requirements

1. Candidates must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  • The candidate must be currently licensed or certified to practice as a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, occupational therapist, occupational therapist assistant, or speech and language pathologist in the US or the equivalent in other countries.
  • The candidate must have at least one year of full time or the equivalent (2,000 hours) experience in the practice of physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech and language pathology.
  • The candidate must have completed American Hippotherapy Association (AHA) Level I and II equine skills and treatment principle courses or equivalent graduate level courses.
  • The candidate must have a minimum of 25 hours of one-on-one direct patient treatment using hippotherapy prior to certification application deadline. *Please note that treatment experience that is part of an educational course or mentoring process does not qualify for this requirement.
  • The candidate must be experienced and comfortable with horses and can ride safely and independently at the walk and trot.

2. Agree to abide by the AHCB Testing Agreement.

3. Complete and file Application for the Hippotherapy Certification Examination.

4. Payment of required fee.

Examination Process

The Certification Examination is administered during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, at computer-based testing facilities managed by PSI. PSI has several hundred testing facilities in the United States, as well as Canada. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-serve basis.

To find a testing center near you, visit www.ptcny.com/cbt/sites.htm or call 1-800-733-9267.

Please note: Hours and days of availability vary at different centers. To schedule your examination appointment, you must have received an Eligibility Notice in advance from PTC.

Download a Candidate Handbook and Application

Visit http://www.ptcny.com/clients/AHCB/ to obtain the detailed exam content outline in our Candidate
Handbook. You can also download an application for mailing.

For more information, Contact:
Professional Testing Corporation
1350 Broadway, 17th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Phone: 212-356-066
Fax: 212-356-0678
www.ptcny.com

Fall 2017 Testing Period

Application Deadline: September 15, 2017
First day of Testing: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Last Day of Testing: Saturday, October 28, 2017

Spring 2018 Testing Period

Application Deadline: April 15, 2018
First Day of Testing: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Last Day of Testing: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Fall 2018 Testing Period

Application Deadline: September 15, 2018
First day of Testing: Saturday, October 20, 2018
Last Day of Testing: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Fees

Application Fee (AHA Inc. Members): $330.00
Application Fee (Non-AHA Inc. Members): $430.00

Download an Application