ELIGIBILITY FOR CERTIFICATION
Groomers must have earned the title CPG (Certified Professional Groomer) and APG (Advanced Professional Groomer) to prepare them to be successful in earning their Master’s certificate.*
IPG breed profile certification is for accomplished Professional Groomers who are proud to showcase their accomplishments. It is obtained by completing a Written Masters’ Exam first. This exam covers breed standards, terminology, anatomy and more. Each following module includes a written and practical exam for endorsements in Non-Sporting Breeds, Sporting Breeds, Terrier Breeds, and Mixed breed or Other Accepted breeds, to earn to coveted title of International Certified Master Groomer and the right to use the letters ICMG following your name when you maintain your IPG membership in good standing and follow the IPG Code of Ethics.
The Masters Exam should be taken first (As of 1/1/17, this will prepare you for subsequent exams). All testing must be completed within 5 years, or early tests may need to be retaken. You will receive an endorsement upon completion of any one phase (Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terrier, or Other Breed)