Professional Grooming Credential

What Is The Professional Grooming Credential?

The Professional Grooming Credential (PGC) program assess practices and showcases the wide knowledge base of the working professional groomer.  Worldwide, pet owners spend billions on pet services and products. Pets are a valued part of the family, and when it’s time to be groomed, owners expect the top in the industry. Earning the PGC displays a pet groomer’s expertise and dedication in providing the best care and services to their clients while also making their grooming business competitive.

The PGC is valid for five years and measures foundational knowledge, safety, and technical skills of groomers. The successful achievement of the PGC mark indicates a groomer has core competency knowledge and skills to offer professional and safe grooming services. Combined with a robust ongoing continuing education requirement of twenty-five hours (25 CEUs) to maintain the credential, the PGC is the first measuring system in the world to assess groomers in a recognized standardized exam which meets best practices within the credentialing community.

PGC Areas of Concentration

  • Consultation and Check in Prior to Service
  • Bathing
  • Drying
  • Finish Grooming
  • Client Communication Post-Service
  • Facility and Personnel Management