The Statement of Purpose for this website, this is an “Association”, Membership provides discounts and advertising opportunities for professionals, business and accredited schools on our website as listed “Members Benefits/Certification”. Our certification is specified “Certification Goals & Standards” We do not certify people at all, we only certify Horses. CTHA as a non-profit, is an “Association” and in itself does not practice any types of therapies, We are a certification board for Horses. We were established to create standards and guidelines for utilizing horses in counseling. These guidelines are in place to ensure appropriate help and growth for clients, and most importantly the Horse.” Terms “Membership” and “Association” are best described herehttp://www.thefreedictionary.com/membership http://www.thefreedictionary.com/association