Re-Testing FAQ

LEVEL 1 RE-TESTS

IF I FAIL THE RIDING OR TEACHING PORTION OF THE COURSE, HOW DO I RE-TEST?

Re-testing is always an opportunity to learn and continue to improve. As much as we never like to see someone not completing a course, we strongly urge them to finish the training process and return for a re-test.

  • Riding re-tests can return for only the second day of the Level 1 course and involve candidates riding for the day with the group while being assessed by the PMBIA Course Conductor. Or you can submit a video of your riding for review. Please email info@pmbia.org for details.
  • Teaching re-tests must return for only the second day of the Level 1 course and involve candidates teaching one maneuver-based lesson and one skills-based lesson. Please see your PMBIA Course Conductor first thing in the morning with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Level 1 Recertification Course: This is a one day course that reviews the Level 1 materials and provides an opportunity to practice teach and be reassessed. Candidates can choose to use this course, as a means to retest either their riding or teaching.
  • Price for members: All Level 1 re-tests, whether attending one day of the three day Level 1 course, or attending the one-day Level 1 Recertification Course, cost $125 +tax.
  • Timeline: Level 1 re-tests have one calendar year to complete the re-test. Failure to complete the re-test within the deadline will require the candidate to take the full Level 1 course again.
  • Successful re-tests will receive a certificate dating from the time they first took the full, Level 1 Course and not the date of the re-test.

Please make sure you have taken the appropriate time and practice to genuinely improve your riding or teaching, before signing up for a re-test. Not taking enough time and/or not being aware enough of your own progress, are by far the most common reasons why re-tests are not successful.

TO REGISTER for a re-test, please email info@pmbia.org with the subject “RE-TEST: insert course level, insert course dates”.

LEVEL 2 RE-TESTS

IF I FAIL THE RIDING OR TEACHING PORTION OF THE COURSE, HOW DO I RE-TEST?

Re-testing is always an opportunity to learn and continue to improve. As much as we never like to see someone not completing a course, we strongly urge them to finish the training process and return for a re-test.

There are 2 options to retest:

Option #1

Attend the *2 days of a L2 Trail or Air Module. (whichever one that was unsuccessful) 295$ +tax. This is the best value for the money as the candidate will have 2 days to get trained and to demonstrate the teaching or riding standard! The PMBIA recommends the 2 day Air and Trail Modules as the best method for retests. These modules can be used as both training and a retest, to allow the candidate the best possible chance of progression and success. More details on these L2 Modules are available below:

*Please note that it is not possible to attend only one day of this Module.

Option #2

– Riding retest takes place on the 2nd day of the full course. 125$ +tax. (The candidate will be riding for the day with the group, while being assessed by the PMBIA Course Conductor.)

– Teaching retest takes place on the 4th day of the full course. 125$ +tax. (The candidate will be teaching one maneuver-based lesson and one skills-based lesson. Please see your PMBIA Course Conductor first thing in the morning with any questions or concerns you may have.)

Timeline

  • Timeline: Level 2 re-tests have two calendar years to complete the re-test. Failure to complete the re-test within the deadline will require the candidate to take the full Level 2 course again.
  • Successful re-tests will receive a certificate dating from the time they first took the full, Level 2 Course and not the date of the re-test.

Please make sure you have taken the appropriate time and practice to genuinely improve your riding or teaching, before signing up for a re-test. Not taking enough time and/or not being aware enough of your own progress, are by far the most common reasons why re-tests are not successful.

TO REGISTER for a re-test, please email info@pmbia.org with the subject “RE-TEST: insert course level, insert course dates”.

LEVEL 3 RE-TESTS

IF I FAIL THE RIDING OR TEACHING PORTION OF THE COURSE, HOW DO I RE-TEST?

Re-testing is always an opportunity to learn and continue to improve. As much as we never like to see someone not completing a course, we strongly urge them to finish the training process and return for a re-test.

If you were unsuccessful on the Level 3 Course on either your riding or teaching components, you must take the two day module as your retest. This provides further training and more opportunities to learn, progress and to meet the course standards.
Please note: if you were unsuccessful with both riding and teaching components on the Level 3 course, you must take the full Level 3 Course again. It is not possible to attend only one day of this Module. This is due to the additional training that is needed to meet the required standards in both riding and teaching components of the course. Candidates will be offered a 15% discount on their second course.

Timeline

  • Timeline: Level 3 re-tests have two calendar years to complete the re-test. Failure to complete the re-test within the deadline will require the candidate to take the full Level 3 course again.
  • Successful re-tests will receive a certificate dating from the time they first took the full, Level 3 Course and not the date of the re-test.

Please make sure you have taken the appropriate time and practice to genuinely improve your riding or teaching, before signing up for a re-test. Not taking enough time and/or not being aware enough of your own progress, are by far the most common reasons why re-tests are not successful.

TO REGISTER for a re-test, please sign up for the Level 3 Module, here