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.
“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.
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
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.
IPG Photo Gallery