Certified Salon Professional
Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you have to show that you can effectively and safely bath and dry a coated breed
You have one hour for the practical exam.
There is a written exam which is one hour . With 100 questions
A station evaluation is also required which will be sent to you.
Certified Professional Groomer
This certification demonstrates the skills needed to perform a standard kennel or pet trim efficiently. The practical exam is 1 hour.
The written exam is one hour with 50 questions and includes handling, grooming techniques, behaviour, clippers, blades, and safe use of equipment.
Certified Advanced Professional Groomer
CAPG requires groomers to demonstrate advanced grooming skills and special care that needs to be taken with Toy breeds and dogs with double coats.
You are required to trim a Toy breed (which can be a Toy Poodle) showing efficient, special care of handling and grooming. The exam is 90 minutes
There is a practical Double Coated breed exam. You are required to demonstrate the technical skills and consideration for grooming double coats. The exam is 90 minutes
There is a 1 hour written exam on the information within the CAPG work book.
International Certfied Master Groomer
ICMG requires groomers to demonstrate advanced grooming skills and complete written exams .
The practical exams require groomers to display their skills in grooming to the breed standards and show technical skills, balance and angulation.
Practical exams are 2 hours
Written exams are 1 hour for each paper on breed stadrads from each Kennel Club group.