The Feline Groomer Program

Start your career in cat grooming today!

Cat groomer at Apex Academy

The Feline Groomer Program is a nine day (50 hour) program, meeting on Monday – Friday (week 1) & Monday- Thursday (week 2). Friday of week 2 will be set aside for those wishing to take their Certification Exams. We have based this program on the National Cat Groomer’s Institute of America’s guidelines and we will be utilizing many of their resources. The course will consist of the following components:

  • Feline health and anatomy
  • Feline breeds and colors
  • Working on different feline coats
  • Understanding temperaments
  • Safe handling skills
  • Feline grooming needs
  • Product, tool, equipment usage
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Grooming Elements
  • Hands-on grooming
  • Business management
  • Starting and growing your feline grooming business
  • Marketing your business

Optional Certification Available: Optional certification is available through the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. In order to receive the Certified Feline Master Groomer™ (CFMG™) title, a student must complete the nine (9) exams required for certification by the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. and receive an 85% or higher passing grade on all exams. There is an additional cost for the nine (9) certification exams (Please see National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. certification publication for more information.) In order to receive the Certified Feline Creative Groomer™ (CFCG™) title, a student must first earn the CFMG™ title and then take the Creative Grooming Practical Exam and receive an 85% or higher passing grade. There is an additional cost for this exam. (Please see National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc. certification publication for more information.)

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS OPTIONAL. THE PURPOSE OF OUR APEX FELINE GROOMER COURSE IS TO PREPARE STUDENTS TO WRITE THESE EXAMS WITH SUCCESS. THE INSTRUCTORS AT APEX ARE THE ONLY INSTRUCTORS IN CANADA THAT CAN ADMINISTER THESE EXAMS AND GRADE THEM. THE FEES FOR CERTIFICATION ARE PAID DIRECTLY TO THE NATIONAL CAT GROOMER’S INSTITUTE OF AMERICA. THESE EXAMS CAN BE ADMINISTERED ALL OR IN PART AT THE END OF THE TWO WEEK CLASS THAT APEX OFFERS SHOULD ANY STUDENT FEEL PREPARED TO TAKE THEM.

Tuition

$ 1875

Registration

$ 125

Non-refundable

Books Required

$ 739

Plus GST

Tools

$ 575

Totalincluding everything

$ 3314