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Are you ready to take your Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) training to the next level? The HERD Institute® is excited to offer Advanced Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Training* for our HERD Foundation EFP Graduates. This training expands on and deepens the philosophical, theoretical, and experiential process of incorporating equines into working with clients. Just like the Foundation level, this certification program is offered as a hybrid model combining online study, live webinars, and an in-person practicum.

*The HERD Institute, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6845. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The HERD Institute, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program. The Advanced Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy Certification offers 14 hours of CE for the in person practicum and 3 clock hours of CE per Live Webinar, for a total of 26 hours of CE for the entire certification.

The HERD Institute® Advanced Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) Certification is open to all HERD Foundation Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) graduates in good standing.

You can apply for the program by scrolling down and filling out the application form!

To apply, simply complete our online application form and sign our Commitment of Belonging. Once you submit your application and have completed all the necessary application steps, your application will be reviewed by our Admissions Team. You will receive a decision within 5 business days.

Our Advanced EFP training consists of 2 online courses, 4 live webinars, and 1 in-person practicum. All must be completed for certification, as well as additional requirements. For more information, please see the Advanced EFP Brochure. If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected]!

The HERD Institute® Advanced EFP Certification Program deepens the knowledge, skills, and ethical guidelines required for clinical practice within an equine-facilitated setting. Completion of the program does not equate to state licensure for mental health practice.

Topics covered:

  1. Relational Ethics
  2. Working with Specific Client Populations
  3. Case Studies
  4. Program Design
  5. Creativity in Sessions
  6. Self as Instrument

Let us know if you are eligible for myCAA! We are working to include this option in our offerings, so contact us at [email protected] if this applies to you.

Apply today to advance your journey as an EFP Practitioner!

Apply HERE

2023/2024 Advanced EFP Training Schedule*

Online ModuleRelational Ethics for Advanced EFPJuly 10th, 2023
Group SupervisionMonday, July 24th, 2023,
2 pm – 3.30 pm (EST)
Live WebinarClient Populations and Relational EthicsMonday, August 14th, 2023,
1 pm – 4 pm (EST)
Group SupervisionMonday, September 25th, 2023
2 pm – 3.30 pm (EST)
Online ModuleProgram DesignNovember 6th, 2023
Group SupervisionMonday, November 27th, 2023
2 pm – 3.30 pm (EST)
Live WebinarCreativity in SessionsMonday, December 11th, 2023,
1 pm – 4 pm (EST)
Group SupervisionMonday, January 22nd, 2024
2 pm – 3.30 pm (EST)
PracticumAdvanced EFP In Person PracticumFebruary 5 – 9, 2024 (Orlando, FL)
Group SupervisionMonday, March 25th, 2024
2 pm – 3.30 pm (EST)
Live WebinarCase Study Group Discussion Monday, May 20th, 2024,
1 pm – 4 pm (EST)
Live WebinarSelf as InstrumentMonday, June 10th, 2024,
1 pm – 4 pm (EST)
Group SupervisionMonday, June 24th, 2024,
2 pm – 3.30 pm (EST)

*In order to complete your certification, you must attend all online modules, live webinars, and the practicum. 

The application deadline is June 15th, 2023.

Advanced EFP Tuition*

  • $240/month over 12 months
  • $3,000

*Tuition is in US Dollars and includes all learning materials for each module, supervision costs plus refreshments each day during the in-person practicum. It does NOT include travel, accommodation, and lunch each day.

**All payment options include a non-refundable $500 deposit. For the payment plans, the $500 non-refundable deposit is due up front prior to the beginning of all monthly payments. The $500 non-refundable deposit is built into the full tuition upfront cost. 


As part of your certification, we require you to obtain your Advanced Emergency First Aid Training Course. You must have your Equine Health and Emergency First Aid Training Course Certification before you can take the Advanced Emergency First Aid Training Course.

Contact us to find out more about finding an advanced equine first aid training course in your area.