The USHJA Trainer Certification Program will undergo a restructuring period through 2020. Read below to learn more information or for answers to questions regarding current trainer status, open application and renewal procedures, and transition information.
In 2019, the USHJA Board of Directors determined there was a need to evolve the program to expand content in sports psychology, learning styles, and teaching methodologies and require a demonstration of ability to coach riders effectively. For this reason, the Trainer Certification Program in its current state is being reimagined into one that builds on the current education model while further molding and defining the abilities our professionals. During this development period, the current TCP program will take a brief hiatus through 2020 and will return with an updated format for application, participation, and renewal.
The TCP program in its current form will remain active for Certified and Provisional trainers through their renewal year. Individuals with open applications have until November 30, 2020 to complete the requirements for certification. In 2021, a reimagined trainer education and credentialing program will be unveiled and open to the membership.
The relaunched program will cover extended content including (but not limited to) sports psychology, coaching skills, learning styles, and have a live clinic and testing component.
Yes, Certified and Provisional trainers will preserve their certification status provided they maintain the annual requirements for insurance, Safe Sport, and membership.
Certified trainers will remain on the USHJA TCP Directory provided they maintain the annual requirements for insurance, Safe Sport, and membership.
Requirements for Certified and Provisional trainers seeking renewal in 2020 will remain the same. Click here to view the TCP Renewal Requirements. All renewals must be completed by November 30 of your renewal year.
Trainers due for a renewal in 2021 or later will complete renewal requirements established by the new restructure. Information regarding those requirements will be available in 2020.
Provisional Trainers are invited to apply for promotion after they have worked three full years as a full-time professional hunter/jumper trainer. To request a promotion to Certified trainer, click here.
Certified and Provisional trainers must maintain the annual requirements for insurance, Safe Sport, and membership:
Yes! We appreciate your interest, involvement and commitment to the TCP program, professional development, and education in general. All current TCP trainers will automatically transfer to the new program.
Individuals who submitted an application to the program prior to December 1, and are in the process of completing the application requirements, have until November 30, 2020 to complete the certification process in its entirety. While the application requirements have not changed, the timeline for completion has been updated to meet the November deadline.
Yes, TCP Manuals are available for purchase. Click here for an order form.
Applications into the current TCP program closed on December 1, 2019. The program will enter a restructuring phase through 2020 and applications into the new trainer education program will open for the 2021 competition year. More information is forthcoming.
Contact the USHJA TCP Coordinator at email@example.com or 859-225-6700 if you have any questions or for more information.