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NEW: Dog Grooming Instructor Certification
CAG is offering the first Dog Grooming Instructor certification opportunity, and is accepting registration for the first Train the Trainer series, which will be offered in January 2015. This certification training is free to all Canine Approved Groomers Paid Members. If you are a CAG member, interested in becoming a Dog Grooming instructor, or are a current instructor without formal training, this certification is for you.
The Train the Trainer series addresses the uniqueness of training Professional Grooming, to adult learners. It is a three part series with certification testing at the end of Part 3. 

Pre requests:

  1. Must be a certified groomer, by a recognized organization
  2. See information on recognized certification Groups accepted below:

Required Training

  1.     Complete all parts of the CAG Train the trainer series (only available to paid members)

 Part 1 Preparing to become and instructor:

  • Leadership training
  • Training adult learners
  • Lesson Planning

Part 2: Presenting Grooming Lessons

  • Effect of feedback on learning
  • Hands on demonstration
  • Lecture presentations

Self-directed learning
Part 3...Effective Evaluating 

  • Delivering test results
  • Routine Performance evaluation
  • Evaluation hands on tests
  • Evaluation of written tests

Complete the CAG Dog Training Instructor Certification Test, pass with 90%
Registration will start September 1, 2014  for our first training course that starts in January.




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