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Dog Grooming Instructor Certification Now Online

Canine Approved Groomers (CAG) is now offering their Grooming Instructor Certification online! Take the training at your leasure. The training is comprised of  10  videos. Linda Healy will hold three Q&A webinars for review before taking any of the tests. 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 training 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. If you are not already a paid member you can sign up below.

Open to all Members: Dog Grooming Instructor Certification Workshop

  • This on line Work shop is free to all Canine Approved Groomer Premium members.
  • All workshop attendees will receive a certificate of completion when all classes and evaluations are satisfactorily completed.

For those with a goal of Instructor certification, additional requirements listed below must be met and the Grooming Instructor Certification Board Exam completed with a score of 90% or higher. 

Additional requirements include:

  • Groomer Breed Certification by a recognized certifying organization 
  • Be a registered Canine Approved Groomers premium member in good standing.
  • 3 years of Professional Grooming Experience

Part 1: Preparing to become an 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
  • Evaluating hands on tests
  • Evaluation of written tests

Complete the CAG Grooming Instructor Certification Test, pass with 90%

Register now for the Online Grooming Instructor Certification Training

Become a Premium Member to access the Grooming Instructor Certification - Click the blue/green "sign up now" button in the upper right corner after you click this link. You will pay $27 a month for 8 months.

Free to Premium Members (you already pay $27 per month-call Karen for access to the training 218-839-8975)

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