IPG Affiliated and Approved Grooming Schools
The IPG Grooming
School Approval and Pre-Accreditation program is a facility and industry best practices approval. Approval follows
current industry standards of health, safety and handling, sanitation, customer
service, curriculum, graduation requirements and instructors. Our program
offers an Approval and Pre-Accreditation to Grooming Schools worldwide. Potential students will seek out these facilities
knowing their qualified instructors are certified professionals whose primary
concern is demonstrating and teaching the compassionate treatment and safety of
the animals in their care while teaching safe and effective grooming and
The first step to becoming an approved and pre-accredited school is to be an "Affiliate School." This allows us to direct students to your qualified school. The Approval Program is for schools meeting minimum educational and graduation requirements.
All instructors in Approved Schools hold a certification of health,
safety and sanitation: the Certified Professional Groomer. Instructors will be Track I certified as Certified
Professional Groomers, and certified Advanced Professional Groomers. At least
one instructor on staff (or consultant who visits the school regularly) must be a Certified Master Groomer (through IPG,
National Dog Groomers Association or International Canine Society of
Cosmetologists). This assures the students are being instructed by qualified professionals! Approved facilities have met all state and
local physical requirements.
year, IPG will provide Approved Salons and Approved Schools access to special
business information to increase their business success. This will include an annual continuing
education module provided for salon management and success and learning and
instructors, who must maintain IPG membership, will receive annual continuing
education modules, also. They will also
have access to special training tips and videos throughout the year. Approved
schools have shown a desire to set themselves apart from other grooming
establishments in the qualifications of their instructors, curriculum,
facilities and educational goals.
and Approved schools will be listed on the IPG web site and recommendations
made to numerous inquiries we receive looking for grooming schools! While
Affiliate schools will have a brief listing, Approved schools will be invited
to share more information on the web site, including a link to their school.
TRACK I PROGRAM. The Track I program is our safety, health and sanitation program to allow students to be independently evaluated and be eligible to become Certified Professional Groomers. The program is available at a discount to students of Affiliated and Approved Schools
AFFILIATED GROOMING SCHOOL APPLICATION