It depends on who you train and certify with!
The average time to complete all training and certification requirements with Pro-EFW is two or more years, and there is currently no time limit. Pro-EFW encourage you to take your time and allow you to work, under supervision, and to earn money in the EFW field while completing the latter parts of your training.
The cost question is a little harder to answer as there are so many different programs, approaches and locations to choose from, even within Pro-EFW Canada. Registration fees for core training courses which meet the Pro-EFW certification requirements currently add up to around $5,000 (for four training courses) although some trainers (including Healing Hooves) offer discounts if you register early.
There are many other options, some with a lower time and $ commitment, others more expensive. It may be tempting to go with the quickest and/ or cheapest program you can find but, as in most things in life, this is not usually the recommended long-term strategy if you are looking for quality and credibility.
The Pro-EFW process comprises several steps that are described on the certification section of their website. A popular timeline which allows you to complete the core training within about 18 months would be for you to complete the Exploration Training (which is fully online now at Healing Hooves) plus Foundation and Focus training (partially online and partially onsite) during the first year, usually within a January to September timeline. The following year you would complete the practicum, supervision and personal growth requirements and attend the final training, Integration Training.
But there is lots of flexibility!
Some people spread out these training requirements over three or more years. It is possible, but usually not recommended, to take all the trainings in one year.
You are eligible for insurance with BFL Canada, accessing special rates negotiated by Pro-EFW Canada for their members, as soon as you have completed your Foundation training. This means you can start working (under supervision) and earning in the EFW field while still working towards certification.
You are required to have two hours of supervision, 15 hours of EFW work experience (part of your practicum requirement) and to have applied for the Pro-EFW certification program before attending the Integration training.
Pro-EFW believe that your learning in EFW is most beneficial when it happens gradually and is allowed to deepen over time. This is something we at Healing Hooves observe in our students every year. It is always such an honour to witness and support the growth and increasing depth of insight that our trainees demonstrate over their training journey. This process is greatly enhanced when we build time – to integrate and reflect – in to the process. This also allows you to gain experience, both in EFW through practicum hours, and in any other areas where you may need a little more experience.
The core training courses required by Pro-EFW Canada cost, around $5,000 in total (four courses which together provide a minimum of 135 hours of training) to complete depending on who you train with. As noted this is usually completed over two or more years.
There are likely to be additional costs which will vary between trainees and programs, including travel to the training site for the onsite training components, accommodation if required, and supervision. Pro-EFW require you to gain 85 hours of work experience and 10 hours of supervision/ mentoring from a Pro-EFW certified mentor. In most cases we recommend that you do not pay to gain your practicum hours and that ideally you be paid for at least some of them! For more ideas on how to make that happen, see our blog post: How to gain EFW experience
Fees payable directly to EFW Canada include your $40 annual membership fee, your one time certification fee (varies between $200 to $500 depending on whether you are applying for single, double or tri certification). Once you are certified you pay annual fees to maintain your certification which vary from $40 to $80, again depending on you level of certification.
Other Approaches (non EFW-Canada)
If you choose a certification program other than Pro-EFW there are many more potential answers to both of the above questions. If this applies to you I recommend checking with the website for your chosen certification body (many of these were provided for you as links in our last blog post: Who Should I Certify With in Equine Therapy) to find the most up to date requirements and fees. I have done some initial research to get you started and to give you a feel for some of your options.
Some examples (training fees only):
The Eponaquest apprenticeship program runs from February to October with three or four weeks of training in Arizona. The tuition is $9,990 (USD) ($12,990 with the tuition for the 4th optional week included) for program training, core materials, and program day lunch and snacks. Apprentices must provide their own transportation, room, and Integration Day meals.
This program consists of of a five day training course in Equine Assisted Learning with a standard marketing package and ‘business pack’ also provided. Listed cost of $5,497 plus GST.
I could not find cost information on their website but from past information posted it looks like their ‘Fundamentals’ five day training course costs USD 2,500. They also have had a second ‘advanced’ training week but that information does not now seem to be available on their website until you sign up. EAGALA are based in the US but offer training courses worldwide.
Other Costs and Commitments
Usually Included: All of the above programs appear to include your course materials, snacks and lunches during the onsite training days. Some (including some Pro-EFW approved programs) also include access to online material, and/or phone/ zoom support in between on site trainings. These would be details to clarify with the specific organisation and trainer before signing up.
Accommodation and Travel: For all of the examples above you will need to factor in the cost of travelling to the training site, and accommodation costs during training programs, unless you are fortunate enough to live within commuting distance of a training site. Pro-EFW currently have training options in BC, Alberta and Ontario to choose between and most of the trainers take steps to connect trainees in advance of training workshops to allow for car pooling and shared accommodation if desired. At Healing Hooves we have an arrangement with a nearby B&B – Serenity Hillside – which offers discounted lodging to our workshop attendees. Increasingly, parts of the trainings are being offered in online formats which eliminates some of the travel and accommodation costs.
Certification and Renewal Fees: In most cases there will be additional fees to apply for and maintain your certification and membership within the certifying organisation. These costs have been detailed above for Pro-EFW, but were not readily available for the other organisations.
Pre-requisite Requirements: Most organisations have minimum education and experience pre-requisite requirements which need to be met, including experience working with horses and people which fits your intended scope of practice in the EFW field. Trainees often already have these in place before starting the training process, but there is sometimes a need to expand upon these. Pro-EFW allow you to work upon these requirements and your EFW training concurrently.
Continuing Education: You are usually required to show ongoing education and training in your field to maintain your certification. Most organisations are reasonably flexible in how and where you gain these hours.
Practicum and Mentorship: Most programs require you to gain some hands on work experience, working under supervision, as a part of your training. There are certainly programs that will provide you with this experience for an additional fee. At Healing Hooves and other Pro-EFW programs we aim to help you find this work experience at no additional cost to you or, even better, to be paid while gaining these hours of experience. You will usually pay for mentoring time with a professional, but some practicum placements will include some mentoring. Thus, if you plan to certify with Pro-EFW completing some of your practicum hours with a program offered by a Pro-EFW mentor can be particularly beneficial.
Cost and time commitment are certainly going to be relevant factors as you consider different training and certification options, hence this article! But we hope they are not the only ones driving your decision. For more information on factors to consider (other than cost) in selecting a certification program, please refer to our previous articles: Who Should I Certify With? and The Certification Conundrum.
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Common theme throughout, taking the time it takes, makes good sense, but sometimes difficult to come to terms with.
I absolutely agree with you Pam!
“To enrol in the certification process the trainee must be a member of the EFW Canada and completed week one of focus training”. Im confused about when we can apply to be a member, can it be before the week one focus training or do we wait until after? .
Good question Gabrielle! You can join EFW Canada as a general member at any time with no commitment or requirements attached. Enrolling in the certification process is a little different and is what you do when you decide you would like to pursue EFW Canada certification. The recommendation is that you do this latter part after week one of focus training and before week two.
I found the info. on timelines helpful–for eg., I didn’t realize that it is best to do the practice hours and supervision before the final integration training. Eighteen months to two years feels long but it is similar to some of the more in-depth psychotherapy trainings that I have done.
Great to go over this information one more time!
The process of certification is going to take a bit longer than I had hope as I just got into school for the fall. But I’m putting in time with my horses every day. I’m not ready to register with EFW Canada right yet but figuring out how to track my equine horse going forward would simplify it when I am ready. I just don’t know how specific I need to be, what counts or the best way to track my time.
We can explore this all more this week Lianne – EFW Canada do ask you to apply for certification before you do your second week of focus training, but other than that no rush!
Great information! I appreciate the openness to explore other options and the information you provided. I am excited to learn more about how I can “can start working (under supervision) and earning in the EFW field while still working towards certification”.
That is great Kerie! If you take a look at our blog post (#10 in this series):
https://healinghooves.ca/q10-how-can-i-gain-experience-in-equine-therapy-before-i-am-certified/ we discuss this piece in more detail there.
And yes, we will also discuss lots of different ideas and options at the training workshops!
This was good information to review. I really appreciate the flexibility for different options. I agree with EFW’s belief in gradual learning to grow and ground yourself verses ramming it through and not retaining what you learned in the long run.
This was helpful information. Knowing that we have time to extend the training, and also be partially paid later in the training, is helpful.
A lot of great information here. Km sure I will refer to it often. I understand that you can apply for EFW membership at any time? I am looking forward to the workshop to confirm my understanding of the timings.
Yes you can apply for EFW Canada membership (and certification) at any time. I usually recommend you apply for certification after your first week of focus training. By then you should have a good feel for what you plan to do re. certification. You definitely need to have applied for it all before attending integration training.
Thank you for the openness. I am wondering if there is anything that needs to be completed between focus week 1 and 2? I know EFW Canada says to allow time for integration of concepts, but are there any definite steps that need to be done between the two trainings? I am also wondering at which point we would start recording activities towards our hours?
There are recommended steps prior to focus week two and requirements prior to integration training. We review them at each training to keep you informed but try not to give you it all at once and overwhelm!
But documenting your hours – both with equines and in your human services field – is certainly something you can start doing right away.
We exchanged some information about this briefly, but I think you said there are other programs that offer the week-long training during the summer months? I think you said there is one in BC.
Yes, there are two trainers in BC – Deborah Marshall in Nanaimo and Sandra Wallin in Maple Ridge.
Our Focus trainings are scheduled for June and September but if we have enough interest I may add another week over the summer (probably July) also, as we did last year.
Hope this all helps!
This is great information. I look forward to the workshop to explore my options further.
I appreciate that you cover other organisation with the pros and cons. Originally I wanted a quick certification process like lots of people, but now I feel that I want to take my time in order to have a more solid knowledge and expertise. Look forward to start.
I appreciate the information on other certification processes. I was wondering what the differences where and you have answered those questions here. Thank you.
This blog was very informative outlining the time and cost within different programs and certifications. Like any program, you need to develop personally and professionally, therefore, the timeline seems very reasonable for this type of work! I look forward to the May exploration training to learn further.
Thanks for being so thorough with this information. I agree this process takes time to learn, integrate and grow both personally and professionally. I am looking forward to exploring this more and creating a plan to start my time with horses.
I appreciate the time you spent providing in-depth information and also all the links you posted for further information for the other trainings!
I am looking forward to attending the exploration training and hopeful to be able to attend the focus training this year as well.
I agree! I appreciate the initial research you’ve done, thank you!
I appreciate the ‘slow and steady wins the race’ approach, as I know a slower, deeper experience will benefit me more. I suspect there may be times that I could become impatient with the speed of the process but that will also provide me with good opportunity for learning and growth. I am grateful that there could be opportunities for paid work during certification process to help offset the cost.
I love the flexibility of the program and how I might be able to accumulate information over a longer period of time. I am not currently registered as a mental health professional and as I work towards my primary professional goals I hope that I will be able to integrate this framework into my own learnings. I know I couldn’t technically be certified as a MHP in less than two years, and the flexibility of this approach makes me more encouraged versus overwhelmed to pursue a certification as a supplement. In addition, if I wanted to become dually certified I thankfully will have the time to meet the requirements!
Being a student fresh out of university, plus being ambitious on top of that, makes it challenging to afford the training. However, I know it will be worth the time and cost for my future personal and professional development. Much like any school course, there is a cost, such as $500/ course/ semester. I also understand that each instructor can choose the cost of the courses they want to teach based on resources used and their education and skills.
Though it would wonderful to get training and certification done in a ‘timely’ manner, it’s always possible. I have rationalized the journey of the time it takes the training done as the time it takes to finally become certified. It good to be mindful about your learning and growing knowledge in the field that supports you because that mindfulness will allow you to be flexible and open to changes within life.
I appreciate the suggestions as to how to gain EFW experience. Do you have any students near Nanton Alberta?
HI Elizabeth – Carrie Watson is out that way – he program is called Whispering Equine. She completed all of her EFW training with Healing Hooves and runs a great program. Many of our students have gone to Carrie for horsemanship and/ or personal growth work or to volunteer.
I WANT quick and cheap, but NEED long and pricier LOL I’ve done too many things in life the “quick and easy” way only to redo it later. Lesson learned! I’m looking forward to an in depth program that leaves me not only with a fancy piece of paper but with the knowledge to move forward to the best of my ability for myself, the animals and clients. I appreciate this program being so forthright with all the information as well!! 🙂 Moving forward I’m sure I’ll have a ton of questions as I don’t want to miss anything!
Lots to consider! I have completed a 5-day certification with Cartier Farms (twice) and I love the program but I would like to expand to offer other types of services as well. Coming from this background I am interested to see how program development and the structure of EFW is (for example Cartier farms has a 12 week program which you get to take home when you certify). I find it very interesting to see how different people do things. I had the opportunity to also spend a weekend with Carrie Watson as well as a week with Eileen Bona so I am soaking up all the information I can possibly get to be able to really identify what I like, what I am good at and what works for my own program. I love learning as much as I can and I find each place has their own twist to Equine programs which comes with benefits and limitations.
I think you may find that one of the greatest difference between Cartier and Pro EFW is that Pro EFW are less exercise and activities based, more encouraging a slower approach. That being said early on in my practice I certainly used more structured exercises and activities. But over two decades of doing this work I have gradually used less and less. I find that by focusing on the relationship between the client and horse, creating a safe (physically and emotionally) environment and then simply making space (inviting but not pushing) more depth of learning, healing and growth starts to happen. It can be slower but usually clients get to where they need to go, when they are ready to do so, much more effectively.
In terms of program planning and structure – the analogy I like to use here is a map versus a set of directions. Most of us want directions, what to do when, with who and how to do that. I know I did when I first started! But the problem with directions is that they take no account of the context (e.g. is there construction, bad weather or an accident ahead?) My aim now is to provide people with a map. A way of seeing and understanding things which allows you to create the directions that you need each time as you go. I also make lots of space for people to create their own maps from mine, integrating pieces that they bring and value.
It is a longer process to do things this way and can be frustrating at the start, but the feedback I consistently get from people later on in the process is gratitude that they were allowed the time and space to f’figure it out’ (with support) and that what they developed in the long run was so much richer, more ‘them’, and more versatile for their practice and client base.
Sorry – that was a longer answer than I set out to give – I hope it makes some sense!
This is a great analogy – thank you for that. Especially considering, it is much easier (on the surface) to have directions. The map makes far more sense.
Thank you for this reflection. It reminds me that as a novice clinician I often felt the pressure or urge to use a therapeutic “intervention” analogous I assume to an exercise you might do with the human client and the co-facilitating equine. I have certainly sat with the discomfort of feeling like I need to “do something” or to “show” my therapeutic work. What I have learned through time and many wise clients supporting my learning process is that the therapeutic alliance, and the slow, relational, and process oriented experience is where the magic lays as opposed to the “doing” of skills. When I did my Sensorimotor Psychotherapy training, I was struck by a reflection from one of the trainers, that the process oriented, somatic based approach to this therapy was liberating as the session is structured around the present moment in the therapy room and this is often what guides the work. I am hypothesizing that this type of approach might be part of the present moment orientated work of EFW?
It does sound like there would be some parallels in this!
This helps so much with the clarification on the cost of everything and the process. Thank you!
I like the idea of being able to take my time and spread this out over time as I already have a full time job that takes up a lot of my time. It is nice to be encouraged not to rush the process and to take the time it requires to go deep with the learning and experiences.
It’s comforting to know that EFW-Can is flexible in their ways. Someone like myself who works full-time and has family obligations may require extra time to fit everything into my schedule appropriately. The last thing I want is to feel stressed about “going back to school” when my plate is already full. I wish other organizations would have this kind of flexibility. I think more people would be inclined to sign up.
I remember the first time I emailed Sue about this program – that I wanted to do EVERYTHING in one year… very gung-ho about it. Sue was GREAT in her response – that it wasn’t recommended… and she explained why. Ohhh – okay I get it now. You need time. I think that was my “aha” moment to slow down, take a breath, realize that it isn’t going to happen over night…. nor would it happen, like the EAL Certification course that I did, over a week. “In it for the long haul” came to mind – commitment came to mind – dedication came to mind. And it’s not INEXPENSIVE, but considering what the EAL training cost, this is actually very reasonable. I know that there are a lot of other expenses, however spreading that out over 18 months or two years is an easier pill to swallow as well.
Great information and I think it’s important not to rush anything.
Definitely answers a lot of important questions when considering which program and what is involved. Again, the more research someone can do in to different programs the easier making a decision that suites them best will be. Again, always love the openness and honesty of Sue and her program.
Its great to have some basic information about the potential costs involved with with training and certification! Its nice to know all of the steps involved!
Nice to know we can be a member with EFW Canada now and then do the certification later.
Thank you for the info
Thank you for this article Sue. It is good to see what some of the training option costs will be, and an idea of how long it can take to become certified.
I like having the flexibility to pace my learning experience. Great information!
Me too Jacqueline
Great information. Lots of parallels between the certification process and Education in regards to the “slow and steady” approach.
I am currently in my 2nd year of my Master’s of Counseling through City University in Edmonton. I am a mature student and mother of 3 children. I live in rural Saskatchewan and because of my own experience with horses and animals know this is the primary therapeutic modality I want to practice.
In my counselling program I currently have my internship and thesis left (1 year). Am I able to work on my EFW certification while I finish my Masters? Or am I able to work on both of these certifications concurrently so that I can begin practicing this line of therapy once I am licensed?
Yes – you can work on completing your MA concurrently with EFW certification. To certify under the MH stream you do also need 2500 hours of work experience. If you don’t have that yet as a mental health professional you may be able to certify forst in the EFL stream and then add MH once you have the work experience.
This is very helpful! When setting any goals it is important to consider all the resources that will be put to use–time, energy, finances, etc. Having the information laid out helps to create SMART goals as there is greater awareness for what it will take paired with what commitment I can make resource wise.
Thanks for the information!
I am a little confused about the horsemanship hour required to be certified and what exactly “horsemanship” can entail? I grew up on a farm around horses so I am not sure if something like that counts?
Time caring for and working with your own horses does count, but it is better if you also have some more formal experience and training too!
The timeline is great, will definitely space my trainings out in the next year or two.
After reading this again I really appreciate the flexibility and open timeline along with gradual learning to cement in your mind what you have learned. Learning at your own pace to make it the most beneficial.
I think it is great that it is encouraging professionals to take their time with the certification process. It seems it would help to ensure that those doing this type of therapy are well equipped.
I agree Rachel – taking our time usually leads to a deeper learning
Thank you for clarifying the certification streams.
Even with all the blog, I still find the EFW certification process very complicated…
Please be reassured that we do go through it all in more depth in the training material and help you apply it to your own situation and needs!
I better get saving….
I have already learned in the initial course of Explorations, the complexity of EFW and the certification process.
I too have found it daunting and difficult to decipher at times, which I think makes it all the more obvious in taking Explorations and accessing every article/resource included.
Sometimes for me, repetition is key for learning. The more I see, review or read the higher the possibility I will retain the info to make informed decisions and to carry over stored memory from lesson to lesson.
So useful to read, thank you Sue. The EFW field is daunting in the number of certifications out there, I like how frank and upfront you are with the costs. In some cases, I have not been able to figure out the costs of certain programs. I also appreciate how honest you are about the time it can take to get all of the requirements completed for Pro-EFW. While this may feel daunting at first, as I learn more in the Explorations course, I realize that all of this time is necessary for becoming competent and confident in practice.
you are very welcome Jacqueline – I’m glad it was helpful!
Thank you! It is very helpful to have an outline of cost to be able to prepare and plan in moving forward.
with a passion for further developing my career, it’s a deep investment, financial and otherwise 😉
After these reading, my anxiety to rush and become certified has lessened. Doing it safely and effectively is key, I am happy to see its okay to space out a bit.
Sounds good Meghan! And yes – there is value to taking your time with all of this, and usually no need to rush through it!
Thanks for putting this in a blog Sue!
Im glad I got to look over this again. Always good to review. I know that it will take some time to certify with Pro EFW but definitely worth the time and effort. It does appear to be very credible and I want all the learning I can get!
Such helpful information. Thank you Sue!
Thank you for this information.
While I can see the time and cost can be a barrier I feel that it is so important that anyone working in this field is fully trained and prepared. And I really appreciate how EFW really does ensure competence.
I am feeling like I like the support I see with the Pro-EFW, through CCPA, and insurance companies and many other people and practices to visit and learn from….I also like that it doesn’t have to be an “alone” therapy process. Many practises have many practitioners….and I want that…too!! I have the area, and am close to a city, so it is exciting and motivating!!
sounds great CharMaine!
I really like that Pro EWF encourages taking time for the certification process and they are flexible. I am a CanTRA Intermediate Instructor and I love the ongoing training and that they are legit. I am a certified facilitator in EAL. It was an expensive whirlwind of a week and though they are helpful and supportive it feels much different.
yes, I think taking the time for the learning to sink in and then to apply it, with support, throughout a practicum period is so important.
I like the flexibility of spreading out the training and not rushing yourself but working on it overtime. The cost is a big factor when considering doing a program or training and their are often hidden costs you don’t think about like travel or taking courses for professional and personal development.
yes – we often encourage people to slow the process down and not rush through it. With the courses moving partially online this reduces some of the costs such as travel but these certainly do need to be factored in!
I also appreciate your comment about “building in time to integrate and reflect”, as we learn in this field. I think this would be key to developing an understanding of the many facets of EFW and AAT. I also think as we narrate back what we’ve read through writing, assimilation, and experience we will learn and it will become part of us. I don’t have the best memory, so taking time to make the training a part of me would be essential. 🙂
great point Dana – I too find that it’s when we start to APPLY this material (experientially, through practice or to insight about ourselves or someone we care about) that it becomes, as you say, part of us. Otherwise it’s just information which we are very likely to forget!
I appreciate the transparency regarding the time and costs associated with Pro EFW certification. I am grateful that there is time to proceed with trainings as this will provide me the opportunity to integrate and reflect on what I have learnt in the Foundation training. I am eager to move forward but appreciate there is no rush to do so.
I really appreciate all the information and transparency in this article! While the expense for Pro-EFW is high it is comparable to other trainings I have taken and not as bad as more limited or specific trainings often in American dollars!
This is an article I will bookmark! Thanks, Sue, for the clear information.
you’re welcome Andrea!
Thanks for the article.
As others have commented above, I also really appreciate the flexibility of future training. As I’m reading this article right now, the whole process of certification seems overwhelming (very similar to how I felt when first learning about registering as a provisional and registered psychologist ). But once I’m in it, I’m sure it will seem easier to understand all the requirements. In the meantime, this article is really helpful to refer back to. Thanks, Sue!
You’re welcome Desiree – I think you will discover it gets clearer each time we go through it – and you’re always welcome to ask questions!
I can see why taking time to allow the material to sink in and offer in-situ experience to fortify the meaning is important. If only I had started this 20 years ago! 🙂
I appreciate the information provided here.
Taking the time needed to gain the needed knowledge and experience is a common theme within the articles. Lots of really good information that I am glad is being provided.
This has been extremely helpful for me to see what the commitment to a certification like the ProEFW will be. It’s also allowed me to plan ahead based on where I am currently still in my degree. While it is expensive and a lengthy process, I know it will be worth it!
I appreciate the way EFW is set up so you can start applying in practice the skills you are learning so that there is not a rush towards certification. I feel like I have the opportunity to learn at a pace that allows me to absorb the materials and get the most out of the process.
Yes! ‘Taking the longer journey’ and allowing yourself to slow down in this process is such a valuable way to do things and, I believe, leads to deeper learning and more competent practitioners who develop practices and programs that really reflect what that person brings to the field.
EFW seems to me like the way to go if I were interested in pursuing equine therapy – I do not think it is overpriced and while it is always tempting to get thing “done” quickly, anything that is truly worth it in life takes time!
I really appreciated the comments about taking the time to integrate and reflect as you learn through the different trainings. Time well spent given the benefits for personal growth that will transfer to professional skills for clients once certified.
I really feel the exploration training has helped me learn so much, as well as given me opportunities to absorb information, and try things out gradually as I learn. Just wondering if there are many options in the UK to gain practicum and mentoring hours as the training progresses? Thank you
This is a great question Donna! Pro EFW are really flexible in terms of where you get practicum hours provided you are supervised by a Pro EFW mentor and this part can definitely be done remotely/ by zoom. We have a blog post coming up which provides some ideas: https://healinghooves.ca/where-do-my-hours-count-for-efw-canada-certification/ which may help.
If I come over and teach some trainings at your facility and you support me in this, you can count some of these hours (up to 25). You can also include practice session with other students (up to 15 hours) and given you have a facility and horses to work with could start doing some sessions right there once you feel comfortable doing so. This is usually something I explore individually with each student during mentoring – usually between foundation and focus training. I hope this helps!
Sounds great Sue, and I would be delighted to support you at training sessions here, looking forward to it!
me too Donna – hopefully in September!
Really appreciate this article addressing the process of certifying with Pro-EFW and the costs associated (as well as other certifying programs).
Info regarding Eagala
Eagala Certification is renewed every 2 years – 20 hours of Eagala-approved continuing education is required for renewal.
$195.00 USD renewal fee every 2 years.
The $2200 USD early registration discount is for first time attendee registration for the 5 day Fundamentals Course.
$595.00 USD for people already certified and take the Fundamentals course again
A great reminder of the commitment required to become fully certified!
Thank you, Sue! I really appreciate how you explained all of our options and the certification process.
You’re very welcome Charlotte! I realise how overwhelming and confusing this field can be at first and truly believe it’s important that each erson find the approach (to training, certification and practice) that fits best for them! This is where all the choice you have is wonderful, but again can be confusing at first!