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    Did anyone else have to wait forever to take the written Dermatech Exam? I've been waiting since June/July for it to be sent to my proctor.

  • #2
    Call and remind them.

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    • #3
      With the US Pet Pro Classic just finished I'm sure they were totally involved in preparing for it.
      "The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog." -Ambrose Bierce

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      • #4
        What Keyray said. I just got a call this morning from Chuck Lauritzen regarding a test I'd just taken, and so they are trying to catch up on all they could not get done during the prep. for the Classic, and the time that took.

        Give them a call, they'll get on it as fast as they can.

        Tammy in Utah
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        • #5
          I think she is saying that her test packet has not been sent to her proctor yet.

          It is an ongoing problem with ISCC. You will go through it again waiting on test results. just keep calling Pam or Chuck. They are busy people. But there is a bit of disorganization going on too.

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          • #6
            I am still awaiting my Super Coats enrichment certificate also from Atlanta. Any ideas?? I know, I know--but I am tired of emailing...
            Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
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            • #7
              I gave up trying to get a proctor approved. I got tired of waiting months for test results too. It is a wonderful organization with a lot of educational material. HOWEVER you have to put ina lot of time on the phone, emailing, reminding, bothering.... It is rewarding, but a lot of work to get anything done. SOme people seem to get it done quite easily. Others have to fight tooth and nail to get stuff done and then others, like me, give up altogether. I have all my practicals passed and gave up.
              <a href="http://www.groomwise.typepad.com/grooming_smarter" target="_blank">My Blog</a> The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

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              • #8
                I used the Public Library as my Proctor. I went thru my written tests pretty fast. Took one about every 2 weeks. I got my results on a timely basis. But that could be because I was quite diligent about getting them done.

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                • #9
                  I've heard this from others, not getting the tests, etc...It just hasn't been my experience. My stuff was sent pretty diligently to my proctor, all of my tests have been graded very quickly. But none of it was done at the time of the Pet Pro Classic.

                  Wait, I lied. My First Aid Test was done AT the classic, and the person who proctored me took FOREVER to get my score in. But that wasn't ISCC's fault, it was that proctor's fault.

                  Tammy in Utah
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                  • #10
                    I was starting to take in personally. I had a vet all lined up as a proctor, which they suggested in their materials, but then when I called to arrange it they suggested a community college. So I got that lined up and now I just email, and email and email. I joined in Atlanta just for the Derma Tech and so far, except for the study guide, nice certificate and code of ethics have not received much for my dues. These orgnizations drive me crazy, but I also have high standards since I used to manage associations. Windyway, my hat is off to you and what you have done in WI....don't you want to make it a national organization?

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                    • #11
                      Don't take it personally. I had the same problem and they came to me asking me to get certified and even talked about me being a certifier. I gave up, like I said.
                      <a href="http://www.groomwise.typepad.com/grooming_smarter" target="_blank">My Blog</a> The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Max'sMom View Post
                        I was starting to take in personally. I had a vet all lined up as a proctor, which they suggested in their materials, but then when I called to arrange it they suggested a community college. So I got that lined up and now I just email, and email and email. I joined in Atlanta just for the Derma Tech and so far, except for the study guide, nice certificate and code of ethics have not received much for my dues. These orgnizations drive me crazy, but I also have high standards since I used to manage associations. Windyway, my hat is off to you and what you have done in WI....don't you want to make it a national organization?
                        Hi,

                        Hey, don't email them, CALL them. I get a person on the phone 90% of the time. Don't leave a message, just call back.

                        I also found out that my First Aid test was late because the proctor's husband had died, I hadn't known that. I just found out yesterday from someone who read this thread. So nothing has been late yet, other than that, and for good reason.

                        I think if you make phone calls you'll have better luck. Get to know them over the phone, I have. Pam has been great to work with and we even got her here for a seminar, and it was VERY VERY good and VERY organized! It went very well!

                        Tammy in Utah
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Max'sMom View Post
                          Windyway, my hat is off to you and what you have done in WI....don't you want to make it a national organization?
                          Hey, thanks! It is a lot of work- but, it is incredibly rewarding to come thru for others.
                          WAPPS actually has almost 1/3 as many out of state members as it has in state members AND, we have quite a few member in other countries. So I guess that it technically is a national level Org.. You have no idea how proud I am to be offering things for pet stylists and groomers that compels them to join from 1000s of miles away. It certainly isn't just my good looks! *giggle*
                          I won't actually get down on other Orgs. for being slow to get certain things or do certain things, but I have been a frustrated member of other Orgs. as well, and that is why I try to do things a little differently- still, not perfect by any means....
                          I understand that there is a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes (think of how we say our clients "will never understand all of the work that goes on" in our grooming- its the same thing of members when running an Org.), and that people sometimes fall thru on their end with volunteering or finishing things, so one ever knows just who dropped the ball- sometimes not even the one that dropped it! But, the growth of our Assoc. over the last year has been both exhilarating, and at times, hard to get my arms around. So for now, with our roster growing so rapidly, we press on with high hopes that if anyone is ever let down with their membership, that they would come to us and not just give up so that we have a chance to address their problems, and therefor grow for members in that way also.
                          If it were me, I would call like Tammy said- calling does get faster results usually.
                          Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
                          www.ChrisSertzel.com

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                          • #14
                            Your organization IS amazing Windy! I am oh so impressed by what you have accomplished and I wish we could do something similar here in NC. And I hear what you are saying about how things can slow down getting done depending on whether others who take on tasks actually get them done on time for you , etc. My coworker joined ISCC, took a bunch of exams with them and they lost her results. She is still going back and and forth with them about it. They certainly have a lot of great information to teach and I am a big believer in furthering one's grooming education for sure. But their fees are so much higher than the other organizations and I hear about their disorganization a lot. Like I said, they teach great stuff, but I decided not to go the certification route with them because of cost and because of all the bureaucratic confusion.

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                            • #15
                              I have all of ISCC's current learning materials, too- I would recommend anyone getting them because they are SO great for our industry. Anyone who can afford to get the materials they have- especially Super Coats- and to study them, will not regret it.
                              Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
                              www.ChrisSertzel.com

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