Keeping PATH Intl. members updated about the accreditation of the
PATH Intl. Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor  (CTRI) Certification
Nomination Deadline Extended for  PATH Intl. Credentialing
Council Election 
Everyone is so busy this time of year and we thank you for powering through along with us in the trek to accrediting the PATH Intl. CTRI credential.With over 1,000 instructors now holding the PATH Intl. CTRI credential, we are well underway in our pursuit to build the prestige of PATH Intl. credentials!
This work would not be possible without the PATH Intl. members serving on the PATH Intl. Credentialing Council and we wholeheartedly thank them for their volunteer time and efforts.
We want to provide every opportunity for the credentialing council to be a comprehensive representation of the PATH Intl. membership. Therefore, to give members additional time to learn about serving on the council and participate in setting a course for the industry, the nomination period for open credentialing council positions will be extended until November 15th. If you want to contribute to and be a part of the exciting process by which we are helping to validate the credibility of professionals in the field, please consider a nomination.
The updated election timeline is:
  • Nominations and nominee references accepted through November 15, 2019. Click here for the credentialing council candidate nomination form.
  • Candidates interested in serving on the council submit a consent to serve form no later than November 15, 2019. Click here for the credentialing council consent to serve form.
  • Election opens November 23, 2019, and PATH Intl. members vote for the new council representatives.
  • Election closes December 23, 2019, and elected representatives are announced shortly thereafter.
  • Elected members begin their terms January 1, 2020.
The following voting representative positions are open for the 2020 PATH Intl. Credentialing Council:
  • PATH Intl. Therapeutic Riding Instructor - Registered level
  • PATH Intl. Interactive Vaulting Instructor
  • PATH Intl. Lead Site Visitor Representative
  • Premier Accredited Center - Smaller Center (under $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
  • Premier Accredited Center - Larger Center (over $300,000 in EAAT revenue)
Detailed expectations for representative positions can be viewed  here   and questions about representative roles and responsibilities can be directed to Bret Maceyak.

You are invited to review the nomination forms and recommend a qualified candidate for the credentialing council. Self-nominations will be accepted. We encourage nominations to be submitted early to allow the nomination review task force sufficient time to verify the eligibility of all candidates. Individuals may also proactively submit a consent to serve form if they anticipate being nominated. Candidates will receive confirmation of their eligibility for the ballot following the nomination review task force's review of the nominations.
What is the credentialing council?  
The PATH Intl. Credentialing Council (PICC) is an autonomous body of the association responsible for the development, maintenance and administration of the professional certification and center accreditation programs of PATH Intl. Beginning with the registered therapeutic riding instructor certification, the PICC has sole decision-making authority for all certification program policies regarding certification eligibility requirements; recertification requirements; examination development, administration and scoring; grievance and disciplinary policies for certificants; and the appointment and oversight of subject matter expert committees.

PICC members will be given essential tasks to support the development and maintenance of PATH Intl. certification programs and eventually the center accreditation program. Expectations for each committee member include that they:
  • Shall actively participate in essential tasks related to PATH Intl. certification programs and center accreditation programs 
  • Shall hold only one PICC representative position at any time 
  • Shall not during their term(s) of service and for two years afterward develop, deliver, approve, endorse or recommend any education or training programs and products designed or intended to prepare candidates for certification examinations 
  • May not mentor PATH Intl. certification candidates during their term(s) of service and for two years afterward 
  • Shall not take any PATH Intl. certification exam during their term(s) of service and for two years afterward
How do I know if I'm a candidate for the council?  
The ideal candidate(s) will possess:
1) Experience with at least two of the following: 
  • Accreditation of a certification program 
  • Assessment design 
  • Job task analyses (i.e., identifying candidate knowledge, skills and abilities) 
  • Item writing for examinations 
  • Analysis of test question performance 
  • Analysis of test procedure performance 
  • Quality assurance compliance 
2) Proven experience as an active member of a committee (with PATH Intl. or external to PATH Intl.) as evidenced by references 
3) Experience representing professional peers in a leadership role for a professional organization 
4) Dedication to the PATH Intl. mission, pursuit of National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation and the credentialing council purpose as stated in the  charter  
5) Qualifications for the credentialing council representative position being considered as defined by the charter 
6) Current certification for the credentialing council representative position being considered as defined by the charter 
7) Current PATH Intl. membership as required by the credentialing council representative position being considered as defined by the charter 
Detailed expectations for representative positions can be viewed  here .

What's Next?  
The election opens November 23rd and PATH Intl. members vote. Watch your inbox for the election ballot.
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