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"The care and safety of the pets

we work with is our passion.

Helping groomers thrive is our dream."

International Professional Groomers...

IPG educates and certifies groomers for the safety of the pets in our care, while increasing and acknowledging our groomers skills to elevate the grooming profession.   There are IPG certified groomers in 32 countries and counting!

IPG has 3 tracks of Certification (see below).


Each Track has a stand-alone certification you earn.  The completion of each track helps your success in the next track.  All groomers are required to complete their Safety Certification first. Take advantage of the special here or sign up on the "Safety Certification" page.

CPG or CCG Safety Certification

flex pay special  includes membership through December, 2023.  price $395.00

Track 1 Certification with 2 payments. Start today and pay second payment of $200.00 in 6 weeks. Available in the USA only.
$195.00

New--Instead of paying annually:

New and Renewing Members

Monthly IPG MembershipSubscription

$10.00 per month and $7.77 set up fee


choose a payment below


New

ICMG Resource Manual

FREE to ICMG Members in Good Standing

offer good April only

ICMG Resource Manual for current ICMG members in good standing... pay shipping only
$10.00
ICMG resource manual--IPG ICMG members in Canada, New Zealand, Australia pay shipping only
$25.00

Grooming Chart


15 coat types chart by Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins. Free shipping to USA
$23.00

IPG CERTIFICATIONS AND APPROVALS


TRACK 1: Safety Certification

Certified Professional Groomer (CPG) Safety certification for Groomers, who will do a bath and dry and clippered pet trim on any breed. Also available in Spanish.


Certified Cat Groomer (CCG) Safety certification for Cat Groomers, who will do a bath and dry on a cat.


Certified Pet Professional (CPP) safety certification for Bathers, Salon or Day Care Staff. Also available in Spanish.


TRACK 2: Advanced Certification 

Advanced Professional Groomer (APG)  Advancing groomers use advanced grooming skills to demonstrate shape, style and symmetry and groom a toy breed and a double coated breed.


Advanced Cat Groomer (ACG) More cat behavior and working with special needs cats, and includes one groom.


TRACK 3: Master Groomers

International Certified Master Groomer (ICMG)  Advanced Breed Profile grooming with 5 modules: Masters written test (to become MC--Masters Candidate), then Non-Sporting, Sporting, Terriers and Mixed Breeds.


Certified Master Cat Groomer (CMCG) covers cat breeds and their special needs and demonstrating advanced cat grooming skills.


IPG APPROVALS

IPG APPROVED SALON For salons with certified staff, meeting criteria for safety and sanitation, and following PPGSA standards


IPG APPROVED SCHOOL & APPROVED TRAINING CENTERS  For schools meeting criteria for Safety Approved Salon with curriculum, certified Instructors, and Graduation goals.

Approved Schools offer CPG certification to their students. 


IPG CERTIFIERS  Master Groomers who have apprenticed to become Level 1, 2 or 3 Certifiers.