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 applicable New York’s horsemen in complying with this regulation, the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (THA) has created a webpage with links to currently approved online courses that are eligible for CE credit.
Please click on the link below to access the THA’s Continuing Education Page with information, resources and links for eligible online courses.
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.