Let’s talk about certification, what is a CFMG is and what it means for you and your kitty! So the grooming industry has a little secret; it's not regulated. I know, it's pretty crazy! Now I'm not saying that non-certified groomers are bad but I am saying we have no clue what their experience level is. If they have any. Unlike the hairdressing industry where you have to go through courses, a set amount of hours, and testing before you are allowed to sell your services.
Anyone can decide to become a groomer and open up a shop without any training. When it comes to the safety and health of our kitties I find it's important to find someone who went through training and understands the potential dangers to cats during grooming. So many things can go wrong if the groomer isn't trained to see warning signs from kitties and doesn't know how to correctly handle them.
To become a CFMG, Certified Feline Master Groomer, you must go through a course and take 4 written exams including, health and anatomy, breed and colors, temperament and handling, and business. With 5 practical exams to make sure all of the students know to safely demonstrate all of the grooming elements and understand which grooms are appropriate for each cat. Now the question is, how do you find someone who has gone through the training? You can go to nationalcatgroomers.com they have a list of NCGI members (CFMG in training) and CFMG’s. If you have any further questions on this topic please don’t hesitate to reach out to me at (864) 520 -1545 or email@example.com