International Professional Groomers, Inc - Affiliated & Approved Schools
International Professional Groomers, Inc - Certification & Education for Pet Groomers, Pet Professionals
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 styling techniques.

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.

Each 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 education information.  

Certified 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.

Affiliate 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

Name of Grooming School
Owner of School
Physical School Address
Mailing Address if different
email address
Web Site
List Instructors and their Certifications
List Your Programs and the Number of Hours
Fun facts about your school or location

Application for IPG Approved School
Fill out the form above, listing instructors and their qualifications. IPG will send you a complete application package with options for School Approval.
Price: $150.00
Renewal School Members
Let us know if there are any changes in your school or program
Price: $150.00
Track I Student packs
Track I packages for enrolled students only. Contact us for reduced shipping on larger packages. Students should fill out membership form on the membership page.
Price: $297.00
Student Course & Curriculum
This package allows schools to use our written Bather/Brusher Course materials and Basic Groomer Course materials. Included is Instructor's Manual, answer keys and support. Once purchased, student course materials may be purchased.
Price: $1,000.00
Student Course Package
5 packages including 2 text books, 2 workbooks, 2 Journals, all testing
Price: $950.00