Reminder on 2022 Continuing Education licensing requirement

All Maryland horsemen are reminded that a Continuing Education requirement takes effect with licensing for 2022.

The Maryland Racing Commission in late 2020 approved final regulations authorizing a CE requirement for trainers. Continuing education programs are part of the Mid-Atlantic Strategic Plan to Reduce Equine Fatalities. According to the Maryland rule, trainers and assistant trainers, when licensed Jan. 1, 2022, must provide affirmation that they participated in four hours of continuing education in calendar year 2021. Two hours must be devoted to equine health and welfare.

The CE requirement will continue from year to year. The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association earlier in 2021 partnered with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and California Thoroughbred Trainers to form the online resource Horsemen U (www.HorsemenU.com), which offers educational and informational videos that count toward CE requirements. The website is regularly updated with new content, and trainers can register free of charge.

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