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Level 1 – Groom Tech Program

This program teaches the foundational skills necessary for a successful start in your pet grooming career including:

  • Canine Psychology
  • Safe Pet Handling
  • Brushing and Combing
  • Nail Trimming
  • Ear Cleaning
  • Preparatory Hair Trimming
  • Introduction to Clipper Techniques
  • Drying
  • Basic Finishing Techniques
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Equipment Handling and Maintenance
  • Safety and Sanitation

Students receive access to the web-based, mobile friendly Level 1 Study Content which includes:

  • Complete Online Study Guide
  • Video Lessons
  • Online Practice Quizzes and Tests
  • Tracking Journals
  • Photo Submission Guide
  • Personal One-on-One Mentor Communications

Getting Started

Pre-requisite: None
Total Training Time: Up to four months

Tuition, Tools & Textbooks Options

  • Tuition, including application fee and processing fee ($1029) OR Save $200 when Levels 1 and 2 are purchased as a Bundle!
  • Book Bundle, including beautifully illustrated textbooks you’ll use for your entire career! ($210)
  • Starter Toolkit ($725) or Complete Toolkit ($1049)
  • OR Left-Handed Toolkits available.

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How Our Distance Learning Program Works

Enroll Online

You will get access to all the Level 1 online curriculum material, including videos, quizzes, and tests. You will be assigned an instructor.

Start Work

Each module has a study guide to lead you through, step by step. You will use a blend of illustrated textbooks & online content.

Video Tutorials

Many of the modules include video lessons to better illustrate the techniques you're learning. Watch the pros at work!

Online Tests

Each lesson gives you a chance to take (and repeat, if needed) a practice quiz before performing the online graded unit test.


Level I has three practical assignments to help reinforce the skills you're learning. You will upload photos of your work for grading.


After completing Level I, you'll receive an acknowledgment of completion and be ready to work -- or to start Level 2!

Explore Our Course Outlines

Check out our in-depth curricula for each of our program levels in our comprehensive Distance Learning Program outline. You’ll find information on the length of time each segment takes, tips, pricing and our policies.

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Have additional questions? Please contact us. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about your future career.

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