AHCB Hippotherapy Certification Renewal

ahcb recertification with child riding horse backward
Recertification Fee:
AHA Inc. Members: $135.00
Non-AHA Inc. Members: $185.00
AHCB Hippotherapy Recertification Application

Update on the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the response to the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, AHCB realizes this has been a busy and stressful time for each of you, personally and professionally. Visit the Professional Testing Corporation website for updates on testing availability.

Due to guidelines regarding COVID-19 and social distancing, all candidates will be required to bring and wear a face mask or face covering while they are in a Prometric test center at all times or their exam will be terminated. Both medical masks or cloth face coverings are acceptable. Masks with exhale/one-way valves are prohibited to use at the test center, due to the lack of viral particle filtration provided by these masks. Mask with wearable technology are also prohibited. Any test taker that comes to the test center without a mask or with one of the prohibited masks described above will not be allowed to test, marked as a “no-show” and will not be eligible for a free reschedule.

PTC is committed to keeping candidates safe during their testing experience while also protecting the integrity of the exam. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

If you have any questions regarding the certification application please contact Professional Testing Corporation. Phone: 212.356.0660. www.ptcny.com

Your AHCB Hippotherapy Certification is valid for five (5) years. Note that the valid dates are printed on your certificate. At the present time, any ONE of the following options is acceptable for recertification, in addition to the maintenance of licensure in your therapy profession:

1. Retake and pass the examination (Read an important update for 2020 testing)
2. Sustained Membership in AHA throughout the 5 years and attendance at a minimum of one AHA Conference or AHA approved course
3. At least 50 hours of education related to equine subject matter: e.g., psychology, training, riding skills

***Participation in scholarly activity not specifically mentioned will be considered by AHCB upon written request by the individual and documentation. The activity must demonstrate strong relationship to the field of hippotherapy.
Application for recertification must be submitted to AHCB and postmarked by the expiration date of your present certification. It is the responsibility of the AHCB Hippotherapy Certified Therapist to apply for re-certification in a timely manner. AHCB will attempt to contact you in advance; therefore it is your responsibility to keep AHCB apprised of any changes in contact information.

*Failure to apply for recertification prior to the expiration date on your certificate will necessitate your retaking the examination.

*Please submit application for recertification and necessary documentation together in one packet.

Contact Information

If you have questions regarding certification renewal, please contact: Linda Frease lafrease@verizon.net.

If you have any general questions, please contact Carol Huegel hippopt@aol.com or Celia Bower, Celia_Bower@yahoo.com.