Become Certified

We are looking for individuals that have a passion for helping horses, and are ambitious, teachable and full of energy!


SMARTcert is a 5 day program with a pre-study, which by the end of the 5 days, will certify you to begin growing your business, gathering clientele, and performing equine massage therapy treatments.

What is covered in the 5 days:
-equine safety and basic health
-muscular anatomy
-skeletal anatomy
-biomechanics in depth
-massage techniques (ample hands-on practice)
-assessing a horse both still and in movement
-conformation and lameness
-involving a team of practitioners when necessary
-building a business foundation
-business development (advertising, marketing, & more)
-much more!

What is expected from graduates:
-adhere to the code of ethics
-present yourself in a professional manner at all times, including on social media platforms
-perform a minimum of 10 massage therapy treatments per year
-utilize SMARTcert’s reports to maintain accurate records for each client. Report folders are to be purchased through head office and are not permitted to be printed at any other location
-reports must be returned to head office quarterly, along with contact information for customers
-other mandatory standards and procedures will be discussed upon application

Graduates can expect the following support:
-closed Facebook group for alumni, sharing resources, advertising and business development tips, etc
-the opportunity to work with a Facility Partner
-ongoing mentorship as required
-annual conferences with guest speakers from the industry
-listing on SMARTcert’s website

Upcoming courses:
August 20-24, 2018 (Halton region)
November 19-23, 2018 (Ottawa region)

Investment: $1999+hst