Updated: Jan 15
Q - What is a Certified Pet Esthetician?
A - A Certified Pet Esthetician or CPE is a professional groomer who has committed themselves to completing the CPE course and passed all written tests and a final exam.
Q - What does the CPE course cover?
A - A LOT! The course begins with 'Science & Esthetics', ends with 'Safety & Sanitation', and cover everything in between. Canine/Feline skin/coat anatomy and physiology holds a strong presence along with shampoo chemistry, conditioner ingredients, truth in labeling, and so much more. Click here to see full outline.
Q - Does this course apply to feline exclusive groomers?
A - Absolutely! This course applies to feline exclusive, canine exclusive, and of course both.
Q - Who designed the CPE course?
A - The CPE course was designed by NAPCG president, Bullet Brown. Through years of research, Bullet deigned the CPE program for professional groomers who wish to expand their knowledge and services through the maintenance and promotion of healthy skin and coat.
Q - What company sponsors the CPE course?
A - The NAPCG is not sponsored by any manufacturing company and therefore remains the most unbiased expert in the industry regarding truth in labeling, safety of pets, and honest science based education.
Q - Do I need to be a member of the NAPCG?
A - Yes. In order to enroll the the CPE course, you must be a member in good standing with the NAPCG. Click here for membership options.
Q - How long is the course?
A - The CPE course is intended to be an 18 week course.
Q - Can I study in my own time while working my job?
A - Absolutely. The average amount of study time required each week is 6 hours.
Q - Is there student accountability?
A - Yes. Students will meet live each week with Bullet to ensure weekly modules are understood completely.
Q - Can I complete the course, study material, tests, and final exam online?
A - Yes. Final exam will require an approved proxy location in your area.
Q - Is the CPE course for US groomers only?
A - The NAPCG has worldwide membership. Groomers from any country are welcome.
Q - What is the price of the course?
A - The CPE course will cost 1895.00. However, for a limited time you can get enrolled at 995.00 for the pilot run. That's a savings of 900.00 in exchange for input and commitment to the program.
Q - Is there a payment plan?
A - There is not a payment plan for the pilot run due to the deeply discounted price. However, payment plans may be offered for future courses at full price.
Q - Are there any additional fees?
A - The only additional fees incurred could be with your proxy location. Additional reading materials may be suggested, but are not mandatory.