Intellectual Groomers Association
Certification Programs & Convenient Services
Certification is not just about a piece of paper with Intellectual Groomers Association. We strive to make you a better bather, brusher, groomer, stylist and educator because with education comes power and with power comes the world!
Unlike every other certification program we offer both in person and online certification programs. We also have a private, members only website and FaceBook group for in depth articles and videos done to educate our members and assist with certification questions.
We offer Pet Stylist certification, Advanced Stylist certification, bath/brusher program and Salon Safety and Sanitation.
Memberships are available from $99 for a one year to $399 for Lifetime Plus. Find out more about our program by going to www.intellectualgroomers.com
Jodi Murphy Seminar & Workshop Events & More
Instructional Books & Videos, Grooming Tools and Professional Apparel
Jodi Murphy is a Certified Master Pet Stylist. She has been a member of Groom Team USA for four years ranking within the top four groomers in the country. In 2004 Jodi was ranked the number one groomer of the United States. Jodi was awarded Best American Groomer in 2005 and 2006 for her multiple wins in the contest ring. She captured the World Championship title in the prestigious Oster Invitational Tournament of Champions in 2006. Jodi stamped the International contest ring in 2004 where she won both gold and bronze medals in Barcelona, Spain. In Milan, Italy Jodi defeated the best of the world in a competition consisting of 13 countries of world renown groomers and walked away with yet another gold in 2007. After achieving all her goals in the contest ring she is now here to share her years of knowledge and experience. Visit the Jodi Murphy website.
Events by National Dog Groomers Assn. of America (NDGAA)
For over 45+ years the association has worked with groomers throughout the world promoting and encouraging professionalism and education in order to upgrade the image of the pet grooming profession. Our goal is to unite groomers through membership, to promote communication with colleagues, to set recognized grooming standards and to offer those seeking a higher level of professional recognition the opportunity to have their grooming skills certified.
NDGAA was established in 1969 by Robert D. Reynolds in the hopes of uniting pet groomers through membership. Upon his passing in 1985, the Executive Director role was taken over by his son Jeff Reynolds with his wife Mary Ann coming on board as association secretary later that year. We are a professional membership association of persons engaged in the grooming and care of dogs for the promotion of excellence in professional standards. Our curriculum of activities include educational workshops and certification testing, conduction of meetings, seminars, trade shows and grooming competitions.
To benefit our registered & certified members, we began the process of federally registering two of our well recognized and long used service marks, the dog/striped pole logo and the National Certified Master Groomer® phrase. On May 14, 1993 the NDGAA “Striped Pole and Poodle Logo” was issued Registration No. 1,755,787 on the Principle Register at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The National Certified Master Groomer phrase was issued on October 11, 1994, Registration No. 1,858,295 on the Supplemental Register at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. It is a violation to use said logo or state Certified or Registered Membership without the permission of the National Dog Groomers Association of America, Inc. Registration of these marks provide the legal leverage to enforce our rights and stop unauthorized use of the logo and NCMG phrase. In this way we can ensure that our symbol & certification signify the highest quality grooming services available and that these high standards are maintained for the future of the profession. NDGAA remains the only organization to solidify their trademarks to protect our members professional integrity.
NDGAA boasts an impressive listing of benefits for members. We were the first groomers association to add a fully endorsed Professional Liability plan for members, this plan insures you against claims resulting from the performance of your professional services, an insurance plan no business can do without! Continuing educational workshop and Certification testing were launched in 1988. Our educational programs are an important addition to the pet grooming industry. With 12+ workshop/testing sites conducted annually, NDGAA maintains the busiest and most impressive schedule of activities. Please visit our website for more information.
Intergroom – New Jersey
Intergroom is an international grooming conference held each year in New Jersey. In addition to grooming competitions, the conference features an extensive continuing education seminar series with topics of timely interest to groomers and salon managers. Attendees also have an opportunity to view grooming and industry related products and equipment from over 100 booths at the Trade Show. Please visit our website for more information.
Events by International Society of Canine Cosmetologists (ISCC)
U.S. Pet Pro Classic – Texas
The International Society of Canine Cosmetologists is a for-profit service oriented organization designed for the continuing education and advancement of professional pet stylists. Dedicated to providing essential communication, networking, continuing education and certification services, ISCC provides a balanced and varied program of activities at the local, regional and national level to keep you on top of the latest trends, innovations and issues facing our industry. Novice or veteran, ISCC membership is a valuable resource that will facilitate your ability to establish contact with others within your profession to call on for guidance. You’ll find that ISCC offers a variety of services through a number of different educational and social opportunities all designed to enrich you professionally and personally. Please visit our website to learn more about the benefits of being an ISCC member.
GroomTeam USA Events
To utilize GroomTeam USA as a vehicle to encourage continued education, growth, pride and the competitive spirit within the pet styling industry. GroomTeam USA, Inc. is strictly a non-profit organization which encourages professional pet stylists in this country to maximize their grooming education and skills, and offers them the opportunity to represent the United States of America at World Team Competitions. Team selection is based on points accumulated at various GroomTeam sanctioned contests held throughout the country over a two-year period. GroomTeam USA, Inc., sends the top point earners as a team, all expenses paid, to compete abroad (think of it as the “Olympics of Professional Pet Styling”). GroomTeam USA, Inc., is entirely funded through generous donations from within the pet styling industry including major corporate sponsors, auctions held at shows and merchandise sales. The Board of Directors, Officers, Associates and many helpers, all volunteer their time. Our Organization wishes to thank all who developed the concept of GroomTeam back in 1987, believed in its potential, and have provided support over the years allowing it to thrive.