The USHJA Instructor Credential workshop and examination are the culmination of candidate instructors learning and preparing to demonstrate their competency and knowledge as a teacher and coach. The primary objective of the examiner position is to assess the teaching and coaching competencies of candidates, and secondarily, their overall horsemanship knowledge.
Individuals interested in becoming an Instructor Credential examiner may apply for consideration as an approved examiner. Applicants must meet the requirements outlined in the Examiner Job Description. Approved applicants will be added to a pool of approved examiners who may be called upon to attend upcoming live sessions when scheduled. Applications are not submitted for specific session dates.
USHJA will identify qualified individuals to serve as examiners for the Instructor Credential through an application process and contract approved examiners for USHJA Instructor Credential Workshops and Examinations. Individuals wishing to serve as a USHJA Instructor Credential Examiner must apply to the USHJA Education Department using the Instructor Credential Examiner application form below.
Approved examiners will:
Individuals applying as a USHJA Instructor Credential Examiner must submit three references. Each reference must be able to speak to the examiner applicant’s dedication to the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Riding System, the ability to provide effective and honest feedback to students, and their commitment to fair and objective evaluation. References must be submitted using the link below. Reference requirements include: