EEA Applications

Under the terms of EC Directive 2005/36 there are additional options for registration available to EEA citizens who hold qualifications or have professional experience in other European States.

These options are explained in full in the 'Guide to Application for Registration for Farriers for Farriers from Other European States' which can be downloaded below.

However, in brief, under Procedure B within the Guide, a European farrier can apply for registration on the basis of a qualification achieved in their home country but if the qualification is not comparable to the Councils requirements for registration, then the applicant must undertake compensation measures. This would either be a period of adaptation (period of training specified by the FRC, including satisfactory completion of assessments at an approved College) or a test of competence (the DipWCF Examination). 

Procedure C details the criteria for application with a Certificate of Experience which would enable a farrier to gain registration on the basis of at least 6 years professional experience or a combination of training and/or experience. Certificates must be issued by an appropriate competent authority in the EEA state in which the farrier has practiced.