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.
  • 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 $95 +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 can 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 can 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.
  • L2 Development Modules: However, the PMBIA recommends the two-day L2 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 the L2 modules are available here:
  • Price for PMBIA members: 1-day Level 2 re-tests $95 +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”.