BWFA Farrier Certification Program

Please contact BWFA Headquarters at

With any questions you may have about tesing for certification.

Study Guides

Certification Levels & Requirements


  • Accepted by all Master Educator Schools as a uniform testing program.

  • Tests were designed by BWFA Master Educator Schools.

  • Tests are given at school locations and by BWFA testers.

  • The BWFA and BWFA ME have the only program designed to allow the Master Educator School to certify their own students upon successful graduation of a specific program as outlined in the guidelines of the BWFA.

  • Qualification guidelines are available by request from the BWFA Headquarters.

  • The professionally certified farrier is much more knowledgeable than the non-certified farrier.

  • The certified farrier is held to BWFA standards that can be easily shown to the horse owner.

  • Please note that the higher the level of certification the more rigid the test is.

  • When considering certification testing, please contact a BWFA Tester, a Master Educator School, the BWFA Headquarters or attend an Educational Clinic.

Hall of Fame Member Doug Eidner & Ronney DeBoard with BWFA President Link Casey.

Far Hills Forge
Advanced Courses

Let Sonny Pistilli help you get ready for the
BWFA certification. Three-day to one week courses at
Far Hills Forge in Pennsylvania.
Home study course with DVD and handbook also
available. For more information,
call Sonny at (610) 748-8775