Your Destination to Certification

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This handbook will guide you through the qualifications we offer through ICMG UK
Qualification Handbook.pdf
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Have a look at the stages for the exams 

Certified Professional Groomer 


Whether you are a beginner or advanced, you have to show that you can effectively and safely bath and dry a coated breed and perform a basci pet/kennel trim. 


There are two written exams 

which include handling, grooming techniques, behaviour, clippers, blades, canine skin and coats, and safe use of equipment. 

A station evaluation is also required which will be sent to you.  



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.

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