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! IPG Cat certification is Endorsed by the International Cat Association, Inc.
As always, IPG is here to provide support to our members and answer the tough questions! We will continue to provide updated information and annual continuing education for our members! This program is offered to professional groomers Around the World!
Kim Raisanen launched her cat certification in 2008 when she saw the need for more education in handling cats safely and respectfully, and keeping the fun in cat grooming. Her handling techniques are proven and work! You can control cats without scruffing and muzzling to keep stress to a minimum for you and the cat!
You will be eligible to complete your practical testing on Zoom! with Kim Raisanen,CMCG, Linda Easton,ICMG and other International certifiers, such as Tessie Nooh-Skudder,ICMG, CMCG (our Asian Representative) evaluating and giving you tips! Don't miss this tremendous educational opportunity.
If you are a cat groomer -- or dog groomer who also grooms 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.)
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
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.”