Certification Program - CMEC
The League of Agricultural and Equine Centers, in association with Middle Tennessee State University, worked to develop the Certified Manager of Equine Centers program to accomplish several distinct and important purposes:
Qualifications and Requirements
Membership – An applicant must be employed full-time as a general manager or facility manager at an equine center that is an active member in good standing of The League. Full-time status is defined as one who is employed in a compensated non-volunteer capacity for more than 1,000 hours per year by an equine center.
Other Staff Personnel – An applicant may be employed full-time in another capacity and deemed eligible for certification by the general manager or center manager at the equine facility.
Education – A record of formal education including high school, college, post-graduate courses, or equivalent educational work from an accredited business or vocational school.
References – Each candidate for certification will be requested to provide at least three letters of recommendation addressed to the Certification Committee relative to association with and management of the applicant’s equine center. At least one must be from a person involved in equine center management but not with the applicant’s center.
Applicants should contact The League office for the necessary forms and instructions. After the applicant is satisfied he/she can meet the minimum requirements, he/she shall then return the completed application by September 1 to The League office along with a check for the appropriate amount. Once the application is forwarded to The League it shall become the property thereof and will not be returned to the applicant. Consideration will not be given to applicants who have material misrepresentations in their application. The application fee shall be returned, less a processing fee, should certification be denied for any reason.
Certification shall be administered by The League through its Board of Directors. The League Chair shall appoint a Certification Committee consisting of two members. The Committee may develop its own internal operating procedures, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. The Committee shall report, at least annually, any recommendations for changes to the program. Such suggested changes shall be presented to the Board of Directors for review.
The designation 'CMEC' may be used following the manager’s name on correspondence, letterheads, business cards, and other printed matter where it may appear.
Once an applicant has been certified, said designation shall remain with him/her permanently, providing any re-certification requirements which may be prescribed by The League Board of Directors are met or unless decertified by The League Board of Directors.
The CMEC designation should be used only so long as the person is active within the equine facility sector and any re-certification requirements which may be prescribed by The League Board of Directors have been met.
Admission into the Certification Program may be granted by the Certification Committee not withstanding the above.
Certification - $200.00 with CMEC application due September 1. Fee is non-refundable.
Recertification - $75.00 every three (3) years.