Personally the certificate would not mean much to me.
I totally agree with 2BigReds.
After high school some kids in my same class went to CO(cant remember the name of the school) for horse training. I didn't and went to work right away, I started out cleaning stalls, but by time they graduated we were all working for the same level of trainers except I didn't have student loans.
When it came to getting a job, or someone sending a horse to me- they wanted to know who I apprenticed under, not see my certificate.
I DON'T LEAD 'EM AND FEED 'EM, I RIDE 'EM AND SLIDE 'EM.