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Membership Levels

The HERD Institute® is excited to welcome you as a member. Our graduate membership level is automatically received upon completion of our certification programs. Our General Membership is open to anyone interested in equine-facilitated work. Become a member of The HERD and join our growing community!

Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to pay to become a member if I enroll in a program?

No, you do not! Once you’re enrolled in one of our programs, you will be part of our student community and upon graduation, automatically receive Graduate Membership benefits.  

What are the benefits of being part of the HERD?

Being a member of the HERD means that you are a member of a supportive, professional community of like-minded professionals. You will be able to get in depth information on the work, network with professionals all across the world, access exclusive HERD materials, and receive discounts on workshops. Check out our benefits table below for a full list of membership benefits.

How do I maintain membership once I graduate?

Once you graduate, all you need to do is pay your annual membership dues ($150) each year on the anniversary month of your graduation in order to maintain your membership.

GRADUATE Membership:

Graduate Membership is for HERD Graduates to maintain their certification status. It also includes access to HERD materials, invitations to co-author research and papers, invitations to co-facilitate trainings/workshops, linked to our website, and unlimited discounts on workshops. 

GENERAL Membership:

General Membership is open to anyone interested in the field of equine-facilitated work. Whether you are an experienced practitioner, or someone who is looking to enter into this arena, your HERD General Membership will provide you with a host of resources to support your goals. This includes access to our members-only discussion forums, and discounts on workshops and webinars, as well as the opportunity to connect and network with a global community of like-minded practitioners. Come and join The HERD!

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