AAPF/IAPF Launches Farrier Credentialing Program

Now is the time to join with your fellow AAPF/IAPF farriers as you fully commit to a new level of Continuing Education.  Never before in the history of the farrier industry has an opportunity like the “AAPF/IAPF Farrier Credentialing” been offered. Through this “Journey” you’ll take steps which will demonstrate to horse owners, trainers, veterinarians, and others in the horse industry your personal commitment to your profession!
Step One – Foundation Credential
  • Qualifications: AAPF/IAPF Regular of Student Member
  • Requires the completion (100%) of a 395-question multiple choice test (open book) using the AAPF/IAPF Farrier Credentialing Study Guide covering all aspects of farriery
  • Farrier has one full year to complete the test
  • Farrier earns 24 AAPF Continuing Education credits for successful completion
  • No Exemptions – regardless of years of experience, certifications, or endorsements
  • Cost:  $100 - includes study guide, test, answer sheets, and pre-addressed envelope to return your answer sheet
  • Click here to place your order for the AAPF/IAPF Farrier Foundation Credential.  Cost: $100
Step Two – Discipline / Specialty / Breed Credential (Available Spring 2017)
  • Qualifications: Successful completion of “Foundation Credential” and having earned at least 24 AAPF CE credits in previous year,
  • Another written test based upon a Study Guide created for the disciplines
  • Travel to an Educational Facility for further testing including the forging of at least two shoe modifications specific to discipline and roundtable discussions with fellow farriers
  • Writing of an article (with assistance of AAPF/IAPF Public Relations Committee) for publication in American Farriers Journal
To learn more or to register for the AAPF/IAPF Foundation Credential, contact AAPF/IAPF Executive Director Bryan Quinsey at aapf@professionalfarriers.com or call 859-533-1465.