What is the PCGAA?
The Professional Cat Groomers Association of America is an international organization that was formed exclusively by dedicated Cat Grooming Professionals who have extensive experience, continued education, advanced certification and business savvy. The PCGAA has implemented a "whole" approach to the grooming of cats.
Professionally grooming cats is much more than a job, it's a challenging career that is in demand. We understand the day in and day out struggles in your salon. There are the finicky kitties that love being pampered, and then there are the more challenging feline. We offer insight, experience and humane techniques in handling the difficult cat. We know the tricks of the trade and want to pass on our knowledge to you!
We are kindred spirits who want to share our expertise and assist you along your way. Our organization is the first of it's kind designed by certified master cat groomers for groomers! PCGAA advises, educates and mentors those groomers who wish to add or increase the cat grooming segment of the grooming business in their careers.
Career minded individuals who strive to enhance their skills and talents through continuing education, mentorship by Certified Master Cat Groomers, career advisement and certification can find that the PCGAA is their own exclusive organization. We offer continuing educational seminars and grooming at our headquarters in Fairview Park, Ohio (a beautiful western suburb of Cleveland) at your salon, and offer at home study materials for you. We also host numerous hands-on workshops throughout the country. If you are interested in hosting a workshop, please let us know and we will make every effort to accommodate your requests.
Professional Cat Groomers Association of America offers a multitude of services and benefits for the cat groomer which include:
º Unprecedented Board of Directors consisting of Certified Master Cat Groomers, DVM and TICA Senior All Breed Judge of Merit.
° Award Certification of CMCG - Certified Master Cat Groomer
° Continuing Education with emphasis on Humane Cat Grooming
° Learn at your own pace - Home Study Guides available
° Beautiful Ready to Frame PCGAA Member Certificate
° Low Cost Membership $55.00 Fee ($20/yearly renewal)
° "Set of Guidelines" and "Study Materials" written by Experts in the respective field of study.
° Notification of upcoming industry trade shows
° Linking your salon on the PCGAA website - Directing Customers Directly to You.
° Certificates for Achievements -Cat Groomer I
° Grooming Supply Vendor Discounts
° Promotional Materials at no charge
° Advises of change in the industry
° Membership Identification Card
° Assistance with Job Placement
° Quarterly PCGAA Newsletter