Trimmer Certification Certification Process PLEASE NOTE: The HGM the Certification Process has been changed. As of December 10, 2013, in order to become certified, applicants must: One: Take the online course with photo evaluation Two: Pass all 10 quizzes and the final test Three: Submit the following: 3 case studies* covering a period of 6 months each, with before and after photos according to Photo Instructions. The case studies will be reviewed for understanding and accuracy in applying the Hoof Guided Method. An essay explaining the principles and application of the HGM. If all requirements are met, a $25 fee must be paid. Maintaining Certification In order to remain certified trimmers must submit 2 case studies over a period of 2 trims, annually. * A case study consists of pre and post-trim photos (according to Photo Instructions) of a single horse over the course of multiple trims. Please read the photo instructions carefully!