Thank you and welcome to the National Cat Groomers Institute! We have received your application and payment. You will receive the following as part of your NCGI membership:

  • PDF of your Membership Certificate
  • Access to “Member Benefits” which includes articles, recorded webinars (over 40 hours!), discount/promo codes,  Purrfect Pointer magazine issues, and more (click on link below to complete registration)
  • Access “NCGI Members” on Facebook (click on link below to request to join)
  • Addition to our online directory with the approved information from your application
  • Addition to our email mailing list so you can be notified of new workshops, projects, promotions and more!
  • Discounts on Soft Paws products, website content and photo packages through our webstore
If you are interested in pursuing your CFMG certification, you have already completed the first step! Find out additional information by clicking here: Become a CFMG.
We would also recommend looking into the “Cat Grooming Basics” online course which includes videos, articles, demonstrations, step-by-step tutorials, and more to help you gain a solid foundation in all things cat grooming. Or see our Complete Cat Groomer Training Syllabus which is the most comprehensive cat grooming training program currently available in the world.
Let us know if you have any questions, we look forward to working with you!


To be added to the member business directory, send the following to

Business Name
Physical Address (if brick and mortar, or just city/state/zipcode if you are mobile and/or housecall)
Phone Number
Email Address

The directory is on the main page of and can be searched by name, address, city/state, zipcode, etc. To expand the map, click the icon in the upper right corner.

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