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Honouring the equine with every human-equine connection.

The Professional Association for Equine Facilitated Wellness is a professional certification and training community. We value building respectful, trusting relationships and connections through the equine-human bond. Our holistic foundation offers a diverse array of opportunities for personal exploration & growth, professional development, and certification training within the arena of Equine Facilitated Wellness.

We are a registered, non-profit association committed to professional excellence in the field of equine facilitated activities. We have developed in-depth certification standards that enhance the safety, ethics, and credibility of counselling and learning activities between equines and humans.

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Certification

TRAINING

The role of the Equine Facilitated Wellness  team is to create a safe space in which clients are able to learn, experience, explore, and express themselves.

Pro-EFW Certification has four training steps:

ETHICS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES

Do you desire to belong to a community that values what equines have to teach us and treats them as equal partners?

Find a Certified

EFW PROFESSIONAL

Our EFW Professionals are trained to incorporate the equine-human bond into the therapeutic or learning process.

Workshops

Discover the unique ways in which equines can assist you in your personal growth, Professional development, or simply find ways to deepen your connection with equines in your life.

Here are the three independent Pro-EFW trainers offering the 4 levels of training in various locations in Canada and the UK

SANDRA WALLIN

Location: Chiron’s Way
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
(45 min east of Vancouver)

For Upcoming 2024 Training Dates and more information click below. 

DEBORAH MARSHALL

Locations: Generation Farms, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, BC

Highlands Gate Wellness, West of Ottawa, Ontario

For Upcoming 2024 Training Dates and more information click below. 

 SUE MCINTOSH

Location: Healing Hooves, Cremona, Alberta

United Kingdom; Inverness and Edinburgh

For Upcoming 2024 Training Dates and more information click below. 

NEW MEMBERS:

Our Pro-EFW Membership and Certification Renewal Year is from April 1 to March 31.

 

If you would like to be a general member and supporter of Pro-EFW, click here.

Certification Candidates must renew their Certification Candidate status every year. This $80 fee includes the Pro-EFW membership. Click here to renew

To apply for certification click here and you will be prompted to pay both the certification application fee and your Pro-EFW membership.

 

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS

You must renew your certification annually. The $55 Pro-EFW Membership is included in your renewal fee, which will vary depending on your certification.

Click here to renew your certification.

The Certification Portal is accessable to Pro-EFW Members who have previously purchased their certification application and are working through the Pro-EFW Certification Process click the button below to access the portal.

To purchase the certification application click

 

info@equinefacilitatedwellness.org

ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONELLE DE MIEUX-ÊTRE FACILITÉ PAR LE CHEVAL

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Proud Member of the HETI Institute

 

The Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International AISBL

HETI’s mission is to facilitate the worldwide collaboration between organizations

and individuals whose objectives are philanthropic, scientific and educational

in the field of Equine-Assisted Services.