Certification: Instructor of Riders with Disabilities Level 3 (IRD)

1795 Alysheba Way, Suite 7102, Lexington, KY 40509

Minimum 21 years of age.
Document a minimum of 160 hours of teaching riding to persons with disabilities.
Pass IRD written test w/minimum score of 90%.
Pass EWI written test with a minimum score of 70%.
Highly qualified in horsemanship skills and knowledge of disabilities and demonstrates a strong knowledge of how to address the required issues inherent within each disability.
Qualified to teach persons with cognitive and/or physical disabilities up to EWI Level 3 and into Level 4 horsemanship skills.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?
Renewal Required?
Every 3 Year(s)
Renew through Continuing Educational Units(CEU)?
Renew through Re-Examination?
Renew through Continuing Professional Development(CPD)?
Does applicant have choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)?

On Site

CHA certifications are offered at CHA Program Member facilities that can provide the amenities, horses and equipment needed for the type of certification listed.
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The certification has an education level of an Associates of Arts or Associates of Sciences degree or higher and has a work experience requirement of more than 2 years, or requires obtaining a ‘core’ level certification from the same organization.