IPG Groomer Safety Workshop & Track 1 Testing

December 20, 2017

IPG Groomer Safety Workshop

Cost: $49.00 / Current Students Free / Alumni 50% Off*

This class will help you keep pets and groomers safe with tips on Safety in the Salon, including protecting eyes and ears, recognizing health problems and speaking with problem pet owners; sanitation and disinfection; What to do in case of an accident; and Safe Handling and Restraint. Also provide Tips on Salon Safety and meeting the PPGSA “Standards of Care & Safety” (Professional Pet Groomers and Stylists Alliance).

The workshop will include recommendations for successfully completing testing to become an IPG Certified Professional Groomer (Track 1).

All attendees will receive an “Attendance of Safety Class” Document to post for your clients to see.

There will also information on the Groomer Safety Certification from IPG for those that want to separate themselves from the common groomer.

Street Parking or Paid Parking Garage is available for $5 for the day.

*Student/Alumni Discounts Available email Brent or see link in the FB Group

IPG Track 1 Testing

San Diego Grooming Academy (3805 Utah Street, San Diego CA 92104)

$379 or $297 for SDGA Students/Alumni
IPG Members who have already paid for Track 1 and have yet to test for it this is FREE

IPG Membership, Resource Manuals and all Testing for Track 1.

Bring your Own Dog
Bathe & Drying a Dog using Techniques of Safety & Compassion (Tubs on site)
Pet Trim using a #4 or longer (Emphasis on Handling & Restraint).


The a revolutionary new certification for pet grooming professionals. IPG has been developing this program for five years, to provide a professional endorsement program for dog groomers through a combination of a study guides, videos, workshops and the availability of online testing, culminating in the titles of CSP and CPG.

The Testing for these certificates is based upon IPG Training Manuals. The Track I: Certified Pet Professional (new) and Certified Professional Groomer currently contains the study materials for these certifications.

The Salon Professional Track I is a series of educational modules and certifications leading to stand-alone Certificates of Professionalism at two levels for all professionals involved in the grooming industry, the CSP and CPG and the ACAP*. This program is introduced by the International Professional Groomers, Inc. to prepare pet care professionals to handle the animals in their care in a safe and professional manner, and demonstrate their basic “kennel trim” skills. These certifications are awarded by our Independent Evaluators, setting these skilled professionals apart from their peers and validating their qualifications to the public.

All the testing in each of the following categories may be completed on line or by video submission. More information on testing can be found in “The Certification Application” section.

1. Certified Salon Professional (CSP)*

… is a certificate for professionals unique to the grooming industry, stressing safety, health and sanitation for all pet care and grooming professionals, including non-groomers. This Certification is for Groomers, Grooming Salon owners, managers, spa and dog daycare workers. Pet care professionals participating in this program have demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of:

the healthy pet and recognizing problems which should be brought to the attention of the owner, canine skin & hair and the effects of grooming, health & safety concerns for the pet professional pet, understanding canine behavior and handling, bathing and drying, diseases & vaccination, zoonotic diseases, canine first aid and emergencies, sanitation and disinfection, professionalism & ethics.

2. Certified Professional Groomer (CPG)*

…is a certificate of safety and Basic Grooming Skills for all professional pet groomers. This Certification demonstrates the skills needed to perform a standard “kennel trim” efficiently and safely. Topics covered include clippers and blades, scissor types, stress-free tips for safe handling, equipment ergonomics, the safe use of equipment around pets, getting and keeping better clients, and client relations.

handling tips, difficult dogs, grooming cats, more about skin and hair, grooming equipment and its selection and safe use, the kennel trim and finish work, what to do in case of an emergency, cleaning and sanitation, taking care of the groomer, Liability insurance for groomers, and the professional groomer.

Additional Event Info:
Street Parking or Paid Parking Garage is available for $5 for the day.
*Student/Alumni Discounts Available email Brent or see link in the FB Group