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Kathy Alm to Speak at AAI Symposium

PATH Intl. CEO Kathy Alm will speak on "Equine Assisted Interventions: State of Art" at the  the 5th symposium of Stichting Bio Kinderrevalidatie in association with Federatie Paardrijden Gehandicapten (FPG, transl. federation of horse-riding for people with disabilities). The symposium focuses on recent theoretical and practical developments in animal-assisted intervention. The symposium is November 16, 2017, in the Netherlands. Click here for information. We are proud to be collaborating with so many AAI organizations. As Kathy has said, we are stronger when we work together.

Field Test Standards Electronic Voting

As a reminder, again this year field test standards will be voted on electronically rather than at the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting. As PATH Intl. continues to grow, the association wants to take advantage of every opportunity, including social media and other electronic means, to listen to and keep in touch with our members. An electronic vote gives every member a chance to participate.

These standards have been in field test since January 2016:

FTS 1 through 4 are proposing to replace a part of the current PATH Intl. Core Standard A32. These will separate the helmet requirement for volunteers and personnel and adds acceptance of international equivalent helmets. If passed, they will respectively be placed in the core, mounted activity, driving activity and vaulting activity sections of the manual.

There are four Field Test Standards to be voted on. Each of these field test standards are located in the 2016 PATH Intl. Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual. You will see a brief explanation of the field test standard you will be voting on, followed by the proposed standard.

Please vote Yes or No. If approved, the field test standard(s) will be inserted in the 2018 PATH International Standards for Certification and Accreditation manual which will be published on the PATH Intl. website in January 2018.

The electronic vote will take place July 1-14. Click here to access the Field Test Standards Vote.

If you have not had a chance to watch the FREE 30-minute informational webinar presented by the Standards Task Force on the standards currently in field test and would like to, you can click here to access the webinar.

If you are unable to vote electronically, please call the office. Questions? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Job Task Analysis: The trek continues...

Trek to Accreditation of the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification

As most of you know by now, one of the major initiatives in the PATH Intl. strategic plan is to achieve independent, third party accreditation of the PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor Certification in order to provide validation that our certification meets recognized credentialing standards. For a refresher on this this objective, read the . As mentioned in that article, one of the first major initiatives was to conduct a job task analysis (JTA) in order to verify the knowledge, skills and abilities a newly certified PATH Intl. Registered Therapeutic Riding Instructor should possess. Click here to read more.

PATH Intl. Undergoes Its Own Accreditation

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