How It All Began

Founded in 2006, the Certification Board for Equine Interaction Professionals was born out of a collective vision to establish a standard of excellence within the realm of equine-interaction. Our founders, a diverse group of experienced professionals in equine interaction recognized the need for a unified platform that would set rigorous standards and promote ethical practices.

Mission and Values:

From the outset, our mission has been clear – to elevate the quality of equine interaction by providing a comprehensive certification process for professionals. We are dedicated to ensuring that individuals seeking educational and mental health services with equine-interaction receive services from practitioners who meet the highest standards of competence, professionalism, and ethical conduct.

Development of Certification Standards:

In the early stages, a team of experts within our organization collaborated to establish a robust set of certification standards. Drawing on the latest research, industry best practices, and input from seasoned professionals, these standards were designed to reflect the dynamic nature of the field while maintaining a commitment to evidence-based practices.

Adaptation and Growth:

Over the years, the Certified Board of Equine Interaction Professionals has adapted to the evolving cultural landscape of mental health and equine interaction. Our certification processes have evolved to incorporate emerging information, ensuring that our certified professionals stay at the forefront of innovation in the field.

Recognition and Accreditation:

As we continued to uphold our commitment to excellence, the Certified Board of Equine Interaction Professionals gained recognition and accreditation from reputable bodies within the mental health and education communities. This acknowledgment further solidified our position as a trusted authority in the certification of equine interaction professionals.

Community Engagement:

Beyond certification, we have begun to actively engage the community of equine interaction professionals. Through open dialogue, workshops, and ongoing collaborations, we work to foster an environment where knowledge is shared, best practices are discussed, and a sense of community is cultivated among those dedicated to the well-being of both humans and equines.

Looking Ahead:

The journey of the Certified Board of Equine Interaction Professionals is ongoing. As we look to the future, we remain steadfast in our dedication to advancing the integrity of equine-interaction professionals. We will continue refining our certification processes, staying attuned to current research, and fostering a community of professionals who share our passion for enhancing mental health and education with equine interaction.


The Certified Board of Equine Interaction Professionals has emerged as a beacon, guiding professionals to higher standards of practice. Our journey from inception to the present reflects a commitment to equine welfare, responsibility, integrity, connection and a relentless pursuit of excellence in an ever-evolving field.


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