The content is independently reviewed, measured, and scored for relevance to the PGC Standards of Care and Knowledge. Once approved, the content is available to be utilized for CEU’s and pre-exam opportunities. 


The World Pet Association has prepared a suggested reference list to assist in preparing for the Professional Grooming Credential Examination. These references contain information of significance to grooming practice. Inclusion of certain journals and textbooks on this list does not constitute an endorsement by the WPA of specific professional literature which, if used, would guarantee candidates’ successful passing of the examination.

  • American Kennel Club (2017). The New Complete Dog Book: Official Breed Standards and Profiles for Over 200 Breeds AKC Complete Dog Book, 22nd Edition

  • Harrell, Boyd, DVM (2010). Groomers Guide to Pet First Aid, Injuries & Health

  • Professional Pet Groomers & Stylists Alliance (PPGSA) Standards of Care, Safety and Sanitation

  • Verplank, Melissa (2016). Notes from the Grooming Table, 2nd Edition