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The International Professional Groomers, Inc  is an association which certifies Professional Pet Groomers all over the world, providing International industry standards, a Code of Ethics and extensive examination process, certifying groomers at two levels. The IPG globally promotes and preserves the professional certifications and accreditation of Pet Groomers, Grooming Salons and Mobiles, and Grooming Schools.
The revolutionary “SDC” (Salon Details Certification) program provides a certificate of professional endorsement unique to the grooming industry. This program certifies that animal care personnel have knowledge of canine behavior, handling techniques, anatomy, groomer safety, bathing, safety, first aid, health, sanitation, and ethical business practices, as well as an introduction to felines.  Grooming Salons practicing these principles are eligible for accreditation by a well known and respected International association.
The Certified Groomer program, culminating in the title of “ICMG” (International Certified Master Groomer) is for professional groomers who have demonstrated knowledge of all purebreds and practical pet grooming skills to breed profile, based upon an international standard.  In addition, IPG offers accreditation for Grooming Salons and Grooming Schools.
The certification process not only enhances the image of our industry, it will show you are much more qualified to prospective employers or when presenting your business proposal to planning commissions and loan departments. Certification is a great way to validate your professionalism.

Continuing Education is an important aspect of the grooming business.  It is important for all groomers to stay current with industry trends as well as getting information to keep their grooming fun and profitable.  As part of the IPG membership, renewing members will receive an annual continuing education packet, allowing them to work toward higher levels of skill and professionalism.
Once you embark on the road to certification, regardless of your skill level, you will be learning more about grooming skills, especially as they are applied to grooming dogs according to the breed standards published by your country’s breed standards. International Professional Groomers, Inc. will give you the tools to improve your grooming every day in your own salon.  Let IPG help you gain recognition from your community and your peers.
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