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    I think it would be great to belong to a grooming association. this board is about as close as I get to belonging to a groomer anything. I can't find anything locally that offers cert classes or even basic education classes on grooming. I have experience and even did an apprenticeship but I want more! How does certification work without flying to a diff state or driving hours away? I'm assuming getting certified involves taking some sort of test ( I hope). I don't want to spend a bunch of money just so I can get a sticker and a nice wall hanging saying I'm a member to an organization, anyone can throw a sticker on their window claiming whatever they want! Any help??

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    can i use the logo's of the association's i belong to ? just wondering

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      Originally posted by Sweetpea View Post
      How does certification work without flying to a diff state or driving hours away?
      ISCC will allow you to use a proctor for your written exams. Here's their website's explanation:

      "Additionally, written examinations may be taken in your city through a local Proctor service. Proctors can be anyone that has completed their certification process and is approved by ISCC to administer tests or an individual who has no affiliation with the pet styling industry nor you or your salon (i.e. librarians, teachers, veterinarians, etc.)."

      You still might have to travel to do your practical skills testing though. Here's the direct link to their certification page:
      http://www.petstylist.com/Certificat...cationMain.htm

      Sheri
      Last edited by Cosette; 01-29-07, 10:02 AM.

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        Originally posted by RoadRover View Post
        can i use the logo's of the association's i belong to ? just wondering
        Yes, they do allow their members to use their logos. If I'm remembering correctly, my membership packets for ISCC and NDGAA contained the artwork I would need if I decided to use their logos.
        Sheri

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          IPG(international pet groomers) is the main organization for certification
          http://www.ipgcmg.org/index.html

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            Originally posted by doggiestlist View Post
            IPG(international pet groomers) is the main organization for certification
            Thanks for mentioning IPG. I didn't receive a membership packet from them since I'm not a member, but I would assume IPG also provides logo artwork to those who join. Here are the certifications offered by all three organizations:

            [b]ISCC[/b] (International Society Of Canine Cosmetologists) offers DermaTech Specialist, Master Pet Stylist (MPS), and Meritus certifications.
            http://www.petstylist.com

            [b]NDGAA[/b] (National Dog Groomers Association of America) offers the National Certified Master Groomer (NCMG) certification.
            http://www.nationaldoggroomers.com

            [b]IPG[/b] (International Professional Groomers) offers the Certified Master Groomer (CMG) certification.
            http://www.ipgcmg.org

            Sheri
            Last edited by Cosette; 01-29-07, 10:06 AM.

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