Foundations Training
(previously Focus week 1)

Core Concepts

DURATION for Foundations week is 35 hours

This is where you begin with the trainer that will see you through the process. It is important to choose the trainer that best fits you and your plans, not necessarily the trainer who is closest in location.  You can take the Explorations Training with any
Pro-EFW Trainer but once you begin Foundations Training (previously called Focus 1) you must stay with the same Trainer for Focus and Integration Training.

CONTENT: Attend a Pro-EFW approved Foundations Training that teaches core EFW concepts, principles, ethics and safety considerations. This training also provides many opportunities for participants to engage in experiential exercises, interactions with the equines, practice sessions, and other experiential activities.  In addition, 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.

After completing Foundations Training, it is optimal for candidates to absorb, integrate and begin practicing the concepts and approaches learned in the training to prepare for Focus Training week.

It is important to choose the trainer that best fits you and your plans, not necessarily the trainer who is closest in location.

Upcoming 2023 Foundation Trainings:

 Due to the adaptations required by COVID-19 for workshop delivery, please check with each trainer as to when

and how they are offering trainings by clicking on the LEARN MORE TABS BELOW


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

Foundations Training :
ONLINE: July 11, 18 & 25, 2023
ONSITE: Aug 19, 20, 21, 2023


Location: Online and BC onsite combination 

Location: Online and Ontario onsite combination 

Starting June 28, 2023 (BC)
Starting June 27, 2023 (ON)


Location: Healing Hooves Cremona, Alberta

Tentative Onsite Foundation Training:
Coming soon!

Location: ONLINE (Zoom)

March 11 – May 6


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 $40 Pro-EFW Membership yearly as they work through the certification process.  Click here to become a member and/or 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.



You must renew your certification annually. The $40 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 here.