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 infantine,

call Sonny at (610) 748-8775