Certification Board for
Equine Interaction Professionals

Welcome to the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals (CBEIP). The premiere independent certification for mental health professionals and educators who incorporate equine into their mental health, coaching or education practice.

Welcome…

The Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals (CBEIP) promotes independent certification for mental health professionals or educators who incorporate equine into their therapy or education/coaching practice.

The CBEIP oversees two certifications, the CEIP-MH and the CEIP-ED. The credentials indicate verification of extensive professional experience and independent assessment of knowledge for including equine interactions within mental health (MH) or education/coaching professions (ED).

CEIP Mental Health

The Certified Equine Interaction Professional (CEIP) credential for mental health professionals (CEIP-MH) indicates verification of extensive professional experience and independent assessment of knowledge for incorporating equine interactions within therapy practice..

CEIP Education

The Certified Equine Interaction Professional (CEIP) credential for educators, coaches and other learning professionals (CEIP-ED) indicates verification of extensive professional experience and independent assessment of knowledge for incorporating equine interactions within your work.

Recertification

Your CEIP certification is valid for three (3) years, and may easily be renewed online. For CEIP-MH, recertification happens either through Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or retaking of the exam.

Board Certification Helps…

  • Mental health, coaching and education professionals demonstrate their competence and professionalism throughout their careers.
  • Organizations and employers select staff to help achieve their quality and safety goals.
  • The public feel assured they are being cared for by someone committed to their health and well-being.

About Us

Our Mission

The Mission of the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals (CBEIP) is to promote voluntary, independent certification by examination and verification of professional experience for those who incorporate equines into their mental health or education/coaching practice.

Our Board

The CBEIP is based in the U.S. with Canadian and Australian representation on the board. Examination is internationally accessible and applicants from all over the world are welcome. The CBEIP provided its first examinations in 2007.

Our Values

Equine Welfare
Professional Standards
Responsibility
Connection
Integrity

Ready to Become Certified?

If you’re ready to show the world your expertise and knowledge with a reputable organization, we invite you to become CEIP Certified…

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