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[F17 Qualifications for registration.E+W+S

(1)Subject to section 15 of this Act, a person shall be entitled to be registered in Part I of the register if he applies for registration and satisfies the Council—

(a)that on the 1st January 1976 his name was registered in the Register of Farriers kept by the Company; or

(b)that he has satisfied such conditions as to apprenticeship or training or both as the Council may prescribe and has passed a prescribed examination; or

[F2(ba)that he is the holder of a qualification obtained in another EEA State which demonstrates a level of knowledge and skill in farriery which substantially corresponds to that of a person falling within paragraph (b) ; or

F2(bb)that he is the holder of a qualification obtained in another EEA State which does not fall within paragraph (ba), but he has acquired or demonstrated the required level of knowledge and skill in accordance with section 7A(3); or

F2(bc)that he possesses appropriate experience in shoeing horses obtained in another EEA State as set out in section 7A; or

F2(bd)that he is registered in Part II or Part IV of the Register and possesses appropriate experience in shoeing horses obtained in the United Kingdom as set out in section 7A; or]

(c)that he has completed a course of training as a farrier in Her Majesty’s Army and has passed a prescribed examination; or

(d)that he has been registered in Part II or in Part IV of the register and has passed a prescribed examination; or

(e)that he holds a qualification granted [F3other than in an EEA State] and for the time being accepted for the purposes of this subsection by the Council and that during any period of two years subsequent to the date when he obtained his qualification he has been regularly and gainfully engaged in the shoeing of horses.

[F4(1A)For the purposes of this section and section 7A, “EEA State” means any State which is a Contracting Party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area signed at Oporto on 2nd May 1992, as adjusted by the Protocol signed at Brussels on 17th March 1993.]

(2)Subject to section 15 of this Act, a person shall be entitled to be registered in Part II of the register if he applies for registration before such date as may be prescribed and satisfies the Council that during any period of two years before the date of his application or such shorter period as the Council may approve he was—

(a)otherwise than as an apprentice or while undergoing a course of training regularly engaged in the shoeing of horses in a business which consists exclusively of such shoeing or is the business of a blacksmith or general smith of which the shoeing of horses forms a part; or

(b)practising as a farrier in Her Majesty’s Army.

(3)Subject to section 15 of this Act, a person shall be entitled to be registered in Part III of the register if he applies for registration before such date as may be prescribed and satisfies the Council by means of a certificate by a practising veterinary surgeon, which shall be in the prescribed form, or by such other evidence as the Council may in his case consider appropriate, that during any period of two years before the date of his application for registration he has regularly and competently—

(a)carried out the shoeing of horses belonging to himself; or

(b)otherwise than by way of trade or for reward carried out the shoeing of horses belonging to other persons.

(4)Subject to section 15 of this Act, a person shall be entitled to be registered in Part IV of the register if—

(a)being a person who is not otherwise entitled to be registered under this Act he applies for registration before such date as may be prescribed and satisfies the Council that during any period of two years before the date of his application for registration or such shorter period as the Council may approve he has been regularly and gainfully engaged in the shoeing of horses otherwise than as an apprentice or while undergoing a course of training; or

(b)being a person who has not passed a prescribed examination he applies for registration before the said prescribed date and satisfies the Council that he has complied with—

(i)the conditions as to apprenticeship or training prescribed by the Council in accordance with paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of this section and

(ii)such additional conditions, if any, as to further apprenticeship or training as the Council may require in his case.

(5)In any case in which it appears to the Council that a person has for sufficient reason failed to make application under subsection (2), subsection (3), or subsection (4) of this section before such dates as the Council may have respectively prescribed for the purposes of those subsections the Council may direct that he shall be entitled to apply within such period as may be specified in that direction.]

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F3Words in s. 7(1)(e) substituted (16.7.2002) by S.I. 2002/1597, reg. 6, Sch. 2 para. 2

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