FAQ - RE-TESTS

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.
  • Cost: All re-tests cost $85 +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.

  • Riding re-tests must return for only the second day of the Level 2 course and involve candidates riding for the day with the group, while being assessed by the PMBIA Course Conductor.
  • Teaching re-tests must return for only the last day of the Level 2 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.
  • Cost: All re-tests cost $85 +tax
  • 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”.