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The AFA Certification sets a standard to prescribe healthy hoof care.

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Setting the Standard for Excellence in Hoofcare

Representing professional farriers, veterinarians, suppliers and horse owners, the American Farrier's Association is the oldest and largest national membership organization in North America for the farrier industry and the only one with internationally recognized standards of competency through our certification programs.

AFA Pre-Certification Clinics
If you are currently a candidate for AFA Certification, or even thinking about beginning the process of certification testing, you should explore the opportunities for attending a Pre-Certification Clinic. These clinics are taught by AFA Certified Journeyman Farriers who have extensive experience with what is required to pass all components of the exams. You will gain step-by-step insight into what is important to know at all levels.  Click here to learn more.
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