Become Certified













Help Your Clients Recover, Heal and Thrive
People need help overcoming trauma and healing the relational wounds that often accompany traumatic experiences and other developmental insults. To be trauma-focused requires a special knowledge and skills set. Natural Lifemanship gives you the knowledge needed to understand how your clients are affected by trauma and how to help them heal through building connected relationships with a horse, with others, and with themselves. Because of the relational, experiential nature of TF-EAP, clients who have shown little improvement in traditional office settings often experience significant progress within several sessions.

Create Relationships that Flourish
In nearly every realm of life, connected relationships are the key to well-being, happiness, and success. NL certification gives you the knowledge, skills, experience, and mentoring needed to build healthy and productive relationships based on NL principles.

Practice with Confidence and Competence
Natural Lifemanship is both a science and an art. To practice this model skillfully requires advanced training and practice in the model, with mentoring. The science may be learned through training, but the art is something that develops over time as you practice the model and reflect on your practice with the support of Natural Lifemanship mentors. Whether you work in an office setting or a round pen, Natural Lifemanship Certification will give you the knowledge, skills and practical experience you need to help your clients overcome trauma and relationship challenges.

Build Your Practice Using a Trauma-Focused Model Grounded in Science
To be certified means you get credentials from Natural Lifemanship and are able to describe yourself as an Natural Lifemanship certified professional, whether you are an EP, a therapist or practitioner, or both an EP and a therapist or practitioner. Many insurance companies that insure equine practices acknowledge Natural Lifemanship certification, and the list is growing.

Connect with Clients and Other Practitioners
As a certified Natural Lifemanship practitioner and professional Natural Lifemanship member, you may choose to be listed on our site so that clients seeking services and practitioners looking to connect can find you.









Certification in NLC or NLR costs $499 to sign up. This includes access to an online learning dashboard, discussion forums, and it includes NL Professional Membership for one year.

General Requirements Include:

  • Trainings: Fundamentals and Intensive Trainings
  • Consultations: 18-21 sessions (combination of individual and group)
  • Practice hours: 60
  • NL Membership: Ongoing
  • Assignments – vary according to certification sought
COST BREAKDOWN  Individual Certification Dual Certification

plus maintain membership


plus maintain membership

Enrollment Fee

Includes one year Professional Membership valued at $330

Trainings (at early registration rate):

  • Fundamentals $625
  • Intensive $1200

Trainings completed prior to certification enrollment DO meet this requirement

TOTAL Training Cost: $1825
Consultations (pay as-you-go):
  • Group Consultations ($350 per series)
  • Individual Consultations ($150 ea)
  • Dual Consultations ($200 ea)
  • Group consults – (2 series): $700
  • Individual consults – (8 total): $1200
  • Group consults – (2 series): $700
  • Individual consults – (8 total): $1200
  • Dual consults – (3 total): $600
 TOTAL Consultation Cost:  $1900  $2500
NL Membership (Basic or Professional) $150 or $330 per year after first year
Continuing Education  10 hours per year to maintain certification. Any PD will qualify so long as it enhances your knowledge and skills related to your professional practice using NL.

Read more about the specific requirements to become:


Advanced Certification

NL Advanced Certification is available for those who have completed Phase I (basic) certification. Advanced certification seekers must compete two additional trainings – the Rhythmic Riding Immersion and the Relationship Logic Immersion Training. Advanced Certification seekers will also complete a project to contribute to the EA field and/or to the community of NL practitioners.

If you are interested in Advanced Certification or if you have questions about certification in general, please contact us.