Track 1: CPG

Groomer Certification for Safety, Care and Sanitation

A revolutionary new certification for pet grooming professionals. This Track is the foundation of IPG certification and tells your customers and your community you are safe and your primary concern is the safety of the pets in your care!
This is a stand-alone certificate for ALL groomers. If you only get one grooming certificate in your career, this is the one!
The Testing for these certificates is based upon IPG Training Manuals. This module also includes bonus groomer tips and bathing videos so you will know what we are looking for!   
Testing involves:
  • 2 written tests (these are open book)
  • Your evaluation of your bathing and grooming stations
  • A Bathing & Drying practical exam on a dog of your choice (with some hair) 
  • A Grooming evaluation of a clippered pet trim (#4 blade or longer)
  • Both practical tests are scored primarily on safety–safe handling and restraint, safe use of equipment, groomer safety
  • Your practical testing may be live with a certifier or “live” on Zoom!  There will be an additional testing fee for zoom or the testing site.
Topics covered in the TRACK 1 include:
  • Bathing Areas and Equipment Safety
  • Grooming Areas and Equipment Safety
  • The Healthy Pet & Recognizing Illness or Disease
  • Zoonotic Diseases
  • Skin and Hair
  • Handling and Restraint
  • Fleas and Ticks and the Groomers Role
  • Cleaning and Sanitation
  • Groomer Safety
  • The Pet Trims
  • The Smart Style System
  • The Grooming Professional
  • Customer Service
  • …and more

Track 1 $379.00 for Professionals / $297 for Students

This includes a 1 year IPG membership, Resource Manuals, workbook, written tests, salon photo evaluations and 2 bonus DVD’s.

Groomers may register by calling San Diego Grooming Academy 619-452-2366 or through IPG.