California Professional Pet Groomers Association, Inc.


American Kennel Club S.A.F.E.

Grooming Certification Program

(Safety, Assurance, Fundamentals, Education)

Are you a groomer who wants to show your customers and community how important you consider their pet’s safety while in your care? The AKC Safety in the Salon course is for you! It covers vital information on safety measures and protocols within the grooming facility and can be completed at your own pace.      

Topics Covered:

·         Groomer and grooming salon safety protocols

·         Best practices focusing on pet care, health and safety

·         Accident avoidance, pet and zoonotic disease awareness and sanitation

·         How to handle special cases

All groomers who pass the course exam are eligible to become AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomers. Just complete your application at the end of the course, which includes a commitment to the salon safety oath, and submit it to the AKC for processing. 

AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomers receive valuable marketing support from the AKC, including:

·         Frameable certificate

·         Free profile listing on AKC GroomerFinder

·         AKC GroomerFinder S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer badge recognition

·         AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer bumper sticker

AKC S.A.F.E Certified Groomer certification is valid for two years from application approval date.

The AKC is making this certification available to current registered members of the California Professional Pet Groomers Association, Inc. at a deeply discount ed rate. The regular  price of this online certification is $149.99. CPPGA members can take the identical certification course, also online,   for only $74.99.

Current CPPGA members will each be given a unique Promo  Code to be used when they register for the course.

To request your personal AKC S.A.F.E Grooming Certification Promo Code you must email the CPPGA at info@cppga.org.  Your Promotion Code is only good for one use, so we recommend you do not share it.

Once you receive your Promo code from the CPPGA you can click here to go to Safety in the Salon for Groomers and sign up for the course. With the Promo Code you will be charged $74.99. 


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