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Saturday, January 13th
Salon Safety Workshop 10 am-12    
Certifications 1 pm - 4 pm
San Diego Grooming Academy
3805 Utah St
San Diego, CA
contact Myke Ross

(includes lunch)
CERTIFICATION(3-5 by appointment)
SUNDAY, January 14th 
Workshop  $95,  $75 for IPG members     
$150 for 2-3 groomers from same salon
American Grooming Academy
31285 Temecula Pkwy, Suite C8-190
Temecula, CA
contact Angela Clark

IPG  is an International Association created to educate, certify and accredit Professional Pet Groomers. Groomers  with active membership, in good standing and who complete annual continuing education and follow the "IPG Code of Ethics," maintain their certifications and educational endorsements.

IPG is Dedicated to:

--the safety of all pets entrusted into our care
--educating pet owners and groomers on safe grooming and handling techniques
--increasing the recognition of the grooming profession
--acknowledging the superior skill-set of 'our' groomers

IPG is a member of the Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) and has worked with this alliance to develop and recommend Standards for Safety in all Grooming Facilities.  (see full standards)
TRACK 1:  The revolutionary new Safety Certification Track  
      for Groomers, Salon owners, Pet Sitters and Day-Care owners & staff.

is a series of Education modules and certifications leading to stand-alone Certifications for Grooming and Safety for all professionals involved in the grooming industry, the CPP (Certified Pet Professional), the CPG (Certified Professional Groomer).  This program sets industry standards for pet and staff safety, wellness, sanitation, and groomer ethics. Groomers will  handle animals in their care in a safe and professional manner, and demonstrate their basic “kennel trim” or "puppy trim" clippered grooming skills.   These certifications are awarded by our Independent Evaluators, setting these skilled professionals apart from other groomers and validating their qualifications and professionalism to the public.

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL GROOMER Allows groomers to add the letters CPG to their name!  This lets your customers know you care about the pets they love and have been evaluated and certified to handle their pets safely, providing quality care and grooming in a secure environment. 

CERTIFIED PET PROFESSIONAL Is the first module of the CPG.  It is also a stand-alone certification of Care, Safety and Sanitation for Grooming Salon owners, Day-Spa owners, Pet Day Care workers and Pet Sitters. 

CHANGE THE CONVERSATION with your customers through Certification!  As more groomers become certified, our customers will ask for a "Certified Professional".  This certification makes you the EXPERT and your customers will allow you to explain grooming styles which are safe and appropriate for their pets.

Included in these programs are keeping pets SAFE, getting and keeping better clients, working with difficult dogs, and tips to make groomers more successful, and the introduction of the 'Smart Style System' of grooming.

*Next Steps:  

TRACK 2:       Certified Advanced Professional Groomer
TRACK 3:        International Certified Master Groomer

*The International Professional Groomers has the only Groomer Safety Certification (Certified Professional Groomer or CPG) (November, 2015)  IPG has member Certified Groomers are in over 16 countries!  We have Regional Affiliates in several countries



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