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Equine-Facilitated Learning Level 2 Certification


The HERD Institute® Equine-Facilitated Learning Level Two Certification is open to all HERD EFL Level One Graduates. This level expands on  the philosophy and practices from Level One to advance your understanding of the principles of The HERD Model™. This level also provides the opportunity to specialize in working with specialized populations (Working with Vulnerable Populations/ Helping the Helpers/Corporate and Professional Development).

Who Can Apply?


The HERD Institute Equine-Facilitated Learning (EFL) Level Two Certification is open to all HERD graduates who have completed the EFL Level One Certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

You can apply for the program by filling out the application form. The button to apply is labeled ‘EFL Level Two Application’ at the bottom and top of this page.

What is the application process?
As a Level 1 graduate we are excited to welcome you back to Level 2! In order for us to update our records, please fill in the application form online. We may request an informal interview to ensure your readiness to progress. This will be completed via Zoom (an online meeting platform) or via phone, and last no more than an hour. You will receive a decision shortly after your interview.
Where do the trainings take place?
Our EFL Level 2 Module 3 trainings take place at our facility in Orlando, FL.



EFL Level 2 Tuition*

*Tuition is in US Dollars and includes all learning materials for online modules, 3-day intensive, and 3 mentoring sessions. It does NOT include travel, and accommodation.

**The HERD Institute actively encourages applications from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to our certification programs. The HERD Institute is proud to support veterans and military personnel in making a difference to their communities. The HERD Institute is recognized as an Affiliate with PATH International and offers PATH Intl. Members additional benefits when joining the HERD. The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion discount is eligible for all BIPOC folks. If you belong to any of these communities, you are eligible for the discounted rates. In addition, if you are currently enrolled in a graduate program – providing a letter of confirmation of enrollment from your school – you qualify for the Eligible Discounted Rate.

What Will You Learn?


The training is offered through 2 online modules and one in-person 3-day workshop. Through the help of our herd of horses, you will stretch your facilitation skills to design and deliver more impactful sessions for your participants. The 3-day workshop will include case study discussions and experiential exercises to demonstrate the theory, and a presentation of students’ capstone project.

The HERD Institute EFL Level Two Certification equips practitioners with the breadth and depth of knowledge, skills, and ethical guidelines required to design and deliver powerful and transformational experiences for your participants. The program is structured to deepen the philosophical, theoretical, and experiential foundations for you to integrate into your own personal philosophy. The Intensives will cover:


  1. Digging Deeper: Facilitation skills through an empathetic lens (Online)
  2. Embodying The HERD Model: Relational awareness and connection (Online)
  3. Specialization: Designing population-specific programs  (3-day Workshop)


As part of the EFL Level Two Certification, we require students to become certified in equine first aid. Click the button to find out more about our Equine First Aid Training Courses and available dates.

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