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Diploma (DipWCF)

The Diploma Examinations Manual is regularly updated. The latest updated content can be found through the links below.

 

Manual


WCF Diploma Examination Manual

Annexes

 

Appendices
Certified Military Farrier

Army farriers who hold the Intermediate Military Farriers Certificate (IMFC) qualification may register for a DipWCF.

Formerly known as the Class II, the Certified Military Farrier is achieved after the completion of the Intermediate Military Farriery Course. The Class II qualification is issued following training as a farrier in the British Army and is equivalent to the Diploma. In the case of Army farriers, the Farriers Registration Council recognises the Army Class II or IMFC as a prescribed examination that is equivalent to the WCF Diploma as meeting the standard for registration.

How do I apply?

Complete the application to be entered onto the register of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and recorded as achieving the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.

You can submit the application form by post or by email. The fee is normally £250 but for serving personnel who apply within 6 weeks of their Army Trade Test, this is discounted to £125. Payment can be made online here.

 

Certified Journeyman Farrier

Those who hold the American Farriers Association (AFA) Certified Journeyman Farrier (CJF) qualification, may register for a DipWCF.

The Company has a longstanding reciprocity agreement in place with the AFA, whereby both the WCF and the UK Farriers Registration Council (FRC) agreed, after visitations to the CJF examinations, that the AFA CJF qualification, with a subsequent two years of experience, would be accepted as equivalent to the Diploma of the WCF (DipWCF). 

How do I apply?

Complete the application to be entered onto the register of the Worshipful Company of Farriers and recorded as achieving the Diploma of the Worshipful Company of Farriers.

You can submit the application form by post or by email. The fee is £525 and it can be paid online here.