Membership Policies

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) has a number of policies to ensure that actions and decisions are consistent and equitably applied for all parties.  Membership policies help the PATH Intl. staff, PATH Intl. Board of Trustees and PATH Intl. volunteer leaders provide clear answers regarding membership and membership renewal and provides information enabling members and potential members to make decisions regarding their membership.

Membership Grace Period Policy

Individual and center members are extended a 90-day grace period following the current membership date to renew their membership. A member who completes the membership renewal process during this time frame maintains the original membership join date and remains eligible for longevity programs and other tenure-based benefits. After the 90-day grace period, a member can rejoin the organization and receives a new join date.

The grace period is the amount of time after a membership expires and before a payment is made. During this time the member continues to receive benefits. When the grace period expires, if the member has not renewed, the membership is changed to inactive.

PATH Intl. Certified Instructor Reinstatement Policy

After a 90-day grace period (concurrent with the membership grace period) PATH Intl. certified instructors are required to pay a certification reinstatement fee and submit continuing education hours in order to be reinstated as a certified instructor member (in addition to rejoining with a new membership join date). After 3 years of being expired, your certification is lost and you have to start the certification process from the beginning in order to be certified with PATH Intl.

Time Past Membership Expiration

Reinstatement Fee

Continuing Education Hours Required

90 – 180 Days

$35

25 Hours

6 Months to 1 Year

$75

30 Hours

1 to 2 Years

$100

40 Hours

2 to 3 Years

$150

60 Hours + 10 Hours teaching under a mentor

 

Certification(s) Grace Period Policy

All PATH Intl. Centers in good standing will be given 24 months to comply with the specialty requirements for certification and the core standard for certification when a new PATH Intl. certification becomes required.  In the interim the center must meet Standard P20* by having a PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor present as well as the Instructor-in-Training for the specialty activity during the time the specialty activity is taking place.

Example: January 1st of 2020 PATH Intl. launches the certification and specialty standards for Juggling.  This means that any and all PATH Intl. Centers currently offering Juggling will be given 24 months in which their instructor(s) of Juggling must become certified and in compliance with both P20* and the specialty standard for certification as well.

PATH Intl. Centers Piloting or Starting Up New Programs Grace Policy

All PATH Intl. Centers in good standing will be given 12 months to comply with all specialty requirements for a newly added program.  All Premier Accredited and Member Centers must complete a Change Notification Form and a “Progress Plan Form”. Once the 12 month grace period is over the PAC will need to meet and show compliance with all specialty standards. Then the PAC’s status will be reviewed and evaluated by the Accreditation Committee to decide if a re-visit is necessary.  The center must continue to meet all core standards during the grace period.  In the interim the center must meet Standard P20* by having a PATH Intl. Certified Riding Instructor present as well as the Instructor-in-Training for the specialty activity during the time the specialty activity is taking place.

 

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