Training & Qualification Standard

Training and Qualification Standard

This document forms the Equine Podiatry Association’s training and qualification requirement for membership.

Issue: 5.0
Last updated: 16th March 2015

All membership applications and enquiries should be addressed to the Association Secretary, whose contact details can be found on our website

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is open to anybody who has an interest in Equine Podiatry, whether professional or personal. Associate membership will be denied to those who have demonstrated that they do not support the aims of the Association. The Council also reserves the right to cancel membership if the Associate Member conducts themselves in any way that may be deemed harmful to the EPA(UK) or its members.

Student Membership

Student Membership is open to any applicant who is currently engaged in training to become an Equine Podiatrist on a course that is recognised by the Association.

Training courses that are currently recognised are:

  1. Course Title: Lantra Awards Level 5 Diploma in Equine Podiatry
    Course Provider: Equine Podiatry Training Ltd

Full Membership

Any EP who has been a member of the EPA(UK) continuously since 1st June 2007 and has maintained their record of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is entitled to maintain Full Member status.

Any previous Full Members who have allowed their membership to lapse are entitled to apply for re-admission using the criteria set out in item 20. of the Membership Rules.

Any new candidate wishing to join the EPA(UK) as a Full Member must hold an approved qualification in Equine Podiatry. Courses approved by the Equine Podiatry Association are as follows:

  1. Qualification: Lantra Awards Level 5 Diploma in Equine Podiatry
    Training Provider: Equine Podiatry Training Ltd


The Equine Podiatry Association (UK) membership rules apply to all members.