LUBBOCK, Texas (October 3, 2018) – To address the need for formal training opportunities within the equine industry, CEV Multimedia and the National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association joined forces to develop the Equine Management & Evaluation certification. Through this program, students will gain an understanding of key concepts within the equine industry and gain valuable experience that will help lead to career opportunities related to equine evaluation, breeding, handling and stable management.

Developed in partnership with the National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association and delivered through iCEV, the certification lessons address eight areas of equine management and evaluation:

• Anatomy & Physiology
• Breed Identification
• Equine Diseases
• Equipment & Facilities
• Grooming & Saddling
• Health, Nutrition & Excercise
• Evaluation

“We are proud to partner with CEV Multimedia to develop high quality, accurate training materials relevant to the equine industry,” said John Pipkin, Ph.D., National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association. “This certification will equip students with the foundational skills necessary to pursue a sustainable career in the fields of equine evaluation, management and production.”

Students and educators access the certification through iCEV, a leading online education platform. iCEV offers professional demonstrations combined with practical, interactive coursework to prepare students for post-secondary education and high-skill, high-demand careers. Educators can quickly monitor, track and engage students directly through the platform’s interactive lessons.

“The expertise of the National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association has been invaluable as we developed curriculum to reflect the skills an employee should possess when entering the equine industry” said CEV Multimedia Vice President of Brand Management Clayton Franklin. “The Equine Management & Evaluation certification assessment provides evidence to employers that students are career-ready and have acquired core skills and competencies necessary to work in the industry.”

The lessons and final certification exam are available now.  For more information on the Equine Management & Evaluation Certification, please visit www.icevonline.com/equine.

In addition to the NHJTCA Equine Management & Evaluation Certification, CEV Multimedia offers a host of other certifications supported or endorsed by industry leaders:

• American Meat Science Association Meat Evaluation Certification
• Bayer CropScience Plant Science Certification
• Benz School of Floral Design Principles of Floral Design Certification
• Elanco Fundamentals of Animal Science Certification
• Elanco Veterinary Medical Applications Certification
• National Collegiate Livestock Coaches Association Principles of Livestock Selection & Evaluation Certification
• Southwest Airlines Professional Communications Certification


About National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association

The National Horse Judging Team Coaches’ Association (NHJTCA), comprised of coaches from across the country,serves as an official voice for the coaches of horse judging teams. NHJTCA is dedicated to promoting, encouraging and aiding the training of coaches and students to strengthen employment skills of the students participating in horse judging contests held on a national basis. By providing and enhancing communication and networking among coaches, NHJTCA encourages consistency among contests.



About CEV Multimedia
With 34 years of experience, CEV specializes in providing quality Career & Technical Education (CTE) curriculum and education resources for several major subject areas: Agricultural Science and Technology, Family & Consumer Sciences, Business Education, Marketing Education, Trade and Industrial Education, Health Science, Law Enforcement and Career Exploration. CEV received the U.S Chamber of Commerce’s Blue Ribbon Small Business Award in 2012 and has been honored numerous times for its excellence in content creation and exemplary business practices. In 2012, CEV introduced iCEV, an online platform revolutionizing the way CEV produces and delivers educational content. iCEV is the most comprehensive online resource for CTE educators and students offering learning-on-demand features, video clips streaming and testing and grading capabilities to any device with Internet capabilities. Additionally, iCEV tests for industry-valued certifications. Recognized companies and trade associations, such as Southwest Airlines, the American Meat Science Association and Elanco, utilize iCEV as the testing platform for their certifications. For more information, visit www.icevonline.com.