The New York State Gaming Commission regulations require four hours of continuing education annually for all Thoroughbred trainers and assistant trainers licensed by the state of New York. There is a waiver available for trainers who are not stabled in New York and do not race regularly in the state. The rule reads as follows:
NYCRR § 4002.8. Qualifications for License, “In order to maintain a current license, trainers and assistant trainers must complete at least four hours per calendar year of continuing education courses approved by the commission. Trainers and assistant trainers who are not domiciled in New York and have 12 or fewer starts during the previous 12 months may request a waiver of this requirement from the State steward.”
To assist our NY horsemen in complying with this regulation, the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association and the California Thoroughbred Trainers have collaborated to create the website HorsemenU.com, providing a comprehensive Continuing Education resource for the Thoroughbred trainers and assistant trainers in California, Maryland and New York.
Please click on the link below to access the HorsemenU.com Continuing Education Page with information, resources and links for eligible online courses.
Latest CE Opportunity:
Recently, NYTHA hosted a 90-minute Continuing Education webinar opportunity and you can view the replay, below. We hope to post this replay to HorsemenU.com in the very near future.
Topic: “New York’s Voided Claim Rule: History and Analysis”
- Date: Monday, September 27, 2021
- Time: 12:00 p.m. E.T.
- Dr. Scott Palmer
Equine Medical Director
New York State Gaming Commission
- Dr. Jennifer Durenberger
The Jockey Club Steward
Aqueduct, Belmont, Saratoga
- Richard Schosberg
NY Based Trainer, NYTHA Board Member, Take The Lead President
The webinar was hosted via Zoom. The link and passcode for the replay may be found below:
Access Link: HERE
Please note that the passcode is case-sensitive.
Trainers and assistant trainers who participated earned 1-1/2 hours of CE Credit towards their annual requirement.
If you have any questions, please contact NYTHA Membership Service Coordinator, Kathy Locke at 516-309-2334 or by email at KLocke@nytha.com.
You may also contact New York State Gaming Commission Equine Medical Director Scott E. Palmer, V.M.D., Dipl. A.B.V.P., Eq. Practice, at 518-441-7916 or by email at Scott.Palmer@gaming.ny.gov.