The Mixed Breed written test is a review of the previous tests in all the IPG Certification Tracks. For your practical, you will groom a mixed breed or other purebred demonstrating the advanced grooming concepts covered in the previous modules.
If written and practical test in each phase are passed with a 86% (90% if open book testing) you will be issued an IPG Certificate with seals for each Phase, stating that you have met the “International Model of Pet Grooming Distinction”. To become a Master Groomer, all tests must be passed with an 86% or better.
Upon passing these examinations, and achieving the International Model of Pet Grooming Distinction you will be awarded a certificate as an International Certified Master Groomer… ICMG, and you may use the letters following your name and in all advertising.
GROWTH AS A GROOMER. Masters practical tests are taken with an IPG Certifier. Certification should be an excellent opportunity for you to grow as a groomer by learning new techniques and another way to look at your work.
NOTE: In areas with limited availability of certifiers, you may petition to take some or all of these tests through video, based upon your location and experience. If you are approved to submit video testing, you will still get a thorough evaluation and recommendations to improve your grooming and/or efficiency.