How Do I Become Certified?

So you want a career in equine or canine body work, but don't know how to get started? Well, you've come to the right place! The Canadian Institute of Equine and Canine Body Work has just what you need to be certified, recognized and ready to pursue a profession in animal bodywork. We are constantly improving and upgrading our course offerings to adapt to the ever-changing advances within our field. 

Equinology® Equine Body Worker Certification

EEBW

Certified to work as an Equine Body Worker

Courses Required: 

EQ50: Anatomy Pre-Course Distance Study (Online)

EQ100: Equinology® Equine Body Worker Certification Course (On Site)

 

To become a professional equine bodyworker, you must complete the anatomy pre-course (online) as well as an in-person certification course (9 days of theory and hands on), which includes the successful completion of an externship done back in your own community with support. Upon successful completion of both courses, you are a certified equine practitioner! Once you've completed your Equinology® Equine Body Worker certification, you are eligible to take any other Equinology Equine Body Worker certification classes for levels Two through Master in any order you choose.

 

*Please note, you do not need to be fully completed the pre-course distance study to attend the certification course, but we highly recommend having a solid understanding of the anatomy prior to. You do have to successfully complete both courses within the foundation level prior to receiving your Level One certification.

Continuing Your Education

EEBW (Level One)

EQ50: Anatomy Pre-Course Distance Study (Online)

EQ100: Equinology Equine Body Worker Certification Course

EEBW2 (Level Two)

EQ25: Introduction to Clinical Research Methodologyand Analysis

(Online)

EQ103: Advanced Equine Soft Tissue Techniques, Introduction to Spinal Mobilization and Clinical Reasoning

EQ900: Equine Anatomy Discovery Workshop (Clay and Hands On)

EEBW3 (Level Three)

EQ300-600: Equine Biomechanics, Gait Abnormalities and Lameness

EQ700: Horse, Saddle and Rider Interaction: The Principles of Saddle Fitting

EQ900/Comparable

EQ1300: Neurology, Muscle Physiology and Common Pathologies (Online)

EQ1500: Equine First Aid (Online)

MEEBW (Master)

EQ900/200/950: Anatomy Discovery Workshop/ Equiken Basic/ 4 Day Spine and Pelvic Dissection

EQ108: Equine Spinal Dysfunction: Motor Control and Functional Mobilization/Core Strengthening Techniques

EQ500: Equine Dentistry in Today's World (Online)

EQ1000: Biomechanics of the Equine Foot and Current Hoof Care Trends (Online)

EQ1400: Fundamentals of Equine Nutrition (Online)

EQ1850: Equine Exercise Physiology (Online)

Student Research Project

Testing for MEEBW (Online)

For more information on courses required for Equinology® Equine Body Worker levels, please visit the Equinology® Institute.

Caninology® Canine Body Worker Certification

CCBW

Certified to work as a Canine Body Worker

Courses Required: 

CN3005: Anatomy and Behaviour Pre-Course Distance Study (Online)

CN3000: Caninology® Canine Body Worker Certification Course (On Site)

 

To become a professional canine bodyworker, you must complete the anatomy and behaviour pre-course (online) as well as an in-person certification course (9 days of theory and hands on), which includes the successful completion of an externship done back in your own community with support. Upon successful completion of both courses, you are a certified canine practitioner! Once you've completed your Caninology® Canine Body Worker certification, you are eligible to take any other Caninology® Canine Body Worker certification classes for level two in any order you choose.

 

*Please note, you do not need to be fully completed the pre-course distance study to attend the certification course, but we highly recommend having a solid understanding of the anatomy prior to. You do have to successfully complete both courses within the foundation level prior to receiving your Level One certification.

Continuing Your Education

CCBW (Level One)

CN3005: Anatomy and Behaviour Pre-Course Distance Study (Online)

CN3000: Caninology® Canine Body Worker Certification Course

CCBW2 (Level Two)

CN3010: The Dynamic Dog: Biomechanics and Gait Abnormailities

CN3015: Advanced Canine Massage Techniques Level 1

CN3025: Dog Behaviour and Handling for the Canine Professional

CN3040: Canine Myofascial Release

For more information on courses required for Caninology® Canine Body Worker levels, please visit the Canine page at the Equinology® Institute.

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