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So you want to become a certified master cat groomer....

Becoming a Certified Feline Master Groomer was the best decision I have made in my career and now I want to help you accomplish your dreams to become a CFMG by taking the next step in your journey!! 

Are you interested in cat grooming but don't know where to start? Check out the National Cat Groomers Institute

Already grooming cats but you want to expand your knowledge and skill set? Then ta​king the journey to complete the syllabus, written exams and PPI (personal private instruction) is the next step for you....

No matter where you are in your journey we wold like to help you take your career to the next step!

Taking Your Written Exams

​​If you are interested in pursuing your Certified Feline Master Groomer certification we offer proctoring for written exams for the NCGI. In order to become a CFMG you must have purchased the Syllabus, worked through both the book/media as well as the online content in order to take the written exams. These exams are your first step to becoming one of the most highly sought out, educated cat groomers in our industry!!

Cost: $40.00 ( this is separate from the cost of the written exam which must be paid in advance to the NCGI)

Personalized Private Instruction/ Certification Exams

Have you started your written exams and gone through all of the syllabus material? Ready to jump in and start learning how to groom cats safely with beautiful results? In order to take PPI we require all students to have purchased the syllabus and have worked through all of the information provided within the course. We also require the temperment and handling written exam to be taken and passed prior to scheduling hands on training. Hands on training must be scheduled with a minimum of 3 months notice. A 50% non refundable deposit is required at the time of booking. The remainder of the fees are to be paid 14 days prior to training. All fees are non refundable, however if training needs to be rescheduled w minimum of 14 days notice must be given.


PPI space is limited! Sundays/Mondays and some long weekends are available throughout the year. At this time PPI is only available in 1-3 day increments. Hours for PPI are 9:00am-3:00pm with a lunch break mid day.

Interested in having Chelsea travel to your salon for certification and PPI? This option may be available periodically. Costs will vary.

To Register for PPI please email

Tools and Equipment

Each trainee coming for hands on training must bring the following equipment with them:
  • air muzzle
  • greyhound style comb
  • cat appropriate nail clippers
  • clippers with a #10 blade
  • appropriate grooming apparel
Anything not brought will be available for purchase prior to the start of the training day.

Catty Canines Inc provides all other necessary equipment, grooming products and tools.

We currently do not operate with a catty shack vac.


Proctor of Written Exams: $40.00

Proctor of Practical Exams: $50.00

PPI/Hands on training: $700.00 per day

Travel to your salon for PPI or any small group instruction: may be available at increased cost plus travel expenses. Contact with enquires. Please note these costs do not include the fees payable to the NCGI for each exam. All fees to NCGI must be paid for prior to any exams(written or practical) being taken at Catty Canines Inc. 

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