International Professional Groomers, Inc - NEW Cat Certification
International Professional Groomers, Inc - Certification & Education for Pet Groomers, Pet Professionals

NEW       CAT CERTIFICATION

The Professional Cat Groomers Association has teamed up with IPG! to offer Cat Certification.  As with all IPG Certification, safety is the biggest concern!  Cats should never be forced.  This program teaches and certifies proven techniques to handle cats gently and get the job done safely and with a happy cat!  

If you are a dog groomer and want to add cats or if you only groom cats, this program is for you!

IPG Cat Certification is a series of 3 Tracks.  Each track gives you a stand-alone certification and prepares you for success in the next track.  Successful practical tests are a score of 86% or above and written tests are 90% or better. You may achieve the highest certification level you desire. Each track price includes testing*, a resource manual and 1 – 2 training videos. As always, written tests are open book and will soon be on-line! (The tracks must be completed in order.)

PRE LAUNCH SPECIAL. Purchase one of the Cat Certification Packages now and books will ship in November.  You will also get a FREE Smart Style Scissor(c)-- either a curve or straight!

TRACK 1. Certified Cat Groomer (CCG) $379.00 includes first year membership with IPG and PCGA
... is our stand-alone safety Certification for all professional groomers that groom cats.  This program includes recognizing the healthy cat and diseases, cat behavior, handling, groomer safety, sanitation, first aid, safe bathing and drying, clipping safely, and much more.  The “CCG” includes a written test and two practical tests: one bathing & drying test and one groom with a sanitary trim.  Both tests may be done “live” or submitted by video.  
 
TRACK 2. Advanced Cat Groomer (ACG) $297.00
…emphasizes advanced cat grooming skills, demonstrating clipper skills and safety and working with senior and special needs cats, with attention to matting.  There is a written test and two practical tests: a senior cat and a matted cat with some clipping. Both can be done “live” or by video.
 
TRACK 3. International Certified Master Cat Groomer (ICMCG) $397.00

…emphasizes breed profile grooming, using advanced grooming techniques in 3 tests.  This includes the Lion trim, one stylized trim and an extensive open book written test covering cat breeds and their specific grooming needs.  Testing is based on cat breed information from TICA (the International Cat Association).  Practical testing must be done live or by “Zoom-Live.”

Tr 1. Certified Cat Groomer
PRE LAUNCH SPECIAL. Certifies groomers who safely bathe, dry and do light grooming on cats. Includes FREE Smart Style Scissor... choose your style
Price: $379.00
Smart Style Scissor:
Tr 1. Certified Cat Groomer for IPG or PCGAA members
PRE LAUNCH SPECIAL. Certifies groomers who safely bathe, dry and do light grooming on cats. Includes FREE Smart Style Scissor... choose your style
Price: $282.00
Smart Style Scissor:
Tr 1 & 2. includes Advanced Cat Groomer. PRELAUNCH SPECIAL
Cat grooming skills, demonstrating clipper work and working with elderly and special needs cats. Includes FREE Smart Style Scissor...choose your style
Price: $650.00
Smart Style Scissor:
Track 1, 2 and 3 Master Cat Groomer. PRE LAUNCH SPECIAL
Includes track 1 and 2 plus Master Cat Groomer resource manual and testing on advanced grooming and understanding purebred cats. Includes 2 FREE Smart Style Scissors...choose your style
Price: $1,049.00
Smart Style Scissor:
Smart Style Scissor: