ICMG Qualification    Tracks 1,2 & 3

Canine Groom School are proud to be offering the IPG Qualification. This qualification is now taking the UK Dog Grooming industry by storm and prides itself on its ethics, standardisation and making the IPG members feel like part of a real team.


The qualification itself is based on all practical elements of dog grooming, starting from the very basics of bathing and drying then taking its learner right through to master styling. The IPG qualification is enjoyable to do as it is teaching groomers what they really need to know to work and not information that won’t ever be needed once out in the real business world.

This qualification has something to offer for every learner and offers huge progression to keep you up to date throughout your career.


It is broken down into 3 tracks as per below:


Track 1 – Certified Salon Professional

Learn how to safely prepare and bath your dogs
Various drying techniques taught for different coats and undercoats
Trimming of hygiene areas explained and practised
Nail clipping introduced and practised
Tips and ideas on how to create a clean, workable environment
Pet First Aid Certificate obtained


Practical – 1 Hour Exam
Theory – written exam covering health, hygiene, safety, skin, hair, diseases, first aid and code of ethics


Track 2 – Certified Professional Groomer

Safely execute pet trims on a variety of breeds
Workshop given on setting up your own salon and how to build and market your business
Learning techniques for shaping heads including round heads (Bichon), rectangle head (Schnauzer), spaniel heads and clean faces.


Practical – 1 Hour Exam
Theory – written exam covering grooming techniques, behaviour, clippers, blades and safe use of equipment


Track 3 – Advanced Professional Groomer

Advanced grooming skills on a variety of breeds
Special handling techniques on difficult dogs including old, young and temperamental dogs
Learning to deal with and provide specialised care for specific coat types including handstripping


Practical – 2 x 90 Minute Exams
Theory – written exam covering everything learnt throughout the tracks


The International Master Groomer qualification is recognised worldwide therefore enabling you to work internationally once completed and get on track to becoming an Internationally Certified Master Groomer.


Track 1 & 2 Combined:

Qualifies you to Certified Professional Groomer allowing you to put CPG after your name.

18 days training to complete the two tracks.


Track 1, 2 & 3 Combined:

Qualifies you to Advanced Professional Groomer allowing you to put APG after your name.

28 days training to complete the three tracks.


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