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02 EqD Apprenticeship Program

Course Description

Attending a comprehensive, multi-level apprenticeship program is required at the completion of each level of formal EqD training series. The apprenticeship program is designed around a minimum of 300 CAEDP Certified supervised charted horses broken into smaller, wet lab settings (practical experience), to include detailed assistance on each case.  To be eligible for an apprenticeship, you first need to satisfy the minimum academic requirements.

“Perfect practice makes perfect.” These words could never be more true than when speaking about apprenticing. Schools are designed to provide you with the necessary fundamental principles behind learning a trade. Apprenticeship programs are designed to give you the experience needed to repetitively apply the skills you’ve learned at school. It’s this, “on the job” work experience that makes apprenticeships so valuable and why Canadian equine dental practitioners are required to take the time to apprentice under a knowledgeable mentor.

Apprenticeships are arranged on an individual basis and priced accordingly. By partnering dedicated CAEDP certified equine dental practitioners with equine dental students, these apprenticeships encourage experienced practitioners an opportunity to share their vast wealth of knowledge while providing practical field experience.  Average price per week is $3500 plus mentor’s travel expenses.  Deposit required.

Association Approved Options:
(1) Mentor sets up horses for the student to work on with their direct over-site;
(2) Student is allowed to work on horses alongside the mentor with their direct over-site;
(3) Student sets up horses for the student to work on with direct mentor over-site;

300 original documented cases shall be mailed to CAEDP main office with the CAEDP’s certified mentor’s name, contact information and signature on each chart for verification purposes.




* Application Fees are Non-Refundable so please be sure you meet all above prerequisites.

Non Refundable Deposit Fee

$1175 CAD