By joining the National Cat Groomers Institute of America, Inc., you are taking an active role to grow and promote the education of cat grooming around the globe. Our goal as an organization is to provide you the resources, training and support to not only elevate your knowledge and techniques, but to also help educate cat owners.
The NCGIA is the original feline-specific groomers’ association to ever be formed. It has quickly grown into an international organization with members from all over North America, Australia, Europe, Asia, and South America. We exist to serve professional cat groomers around the world.
We also offer certification for cat groomers to achieve and demonstrate their abilities, by earning the title of “Certified Feline Master Groomer.” The NCGIA is the first organization to provide a high standard of excellence in the cat grooming industry and we are proud to continue to push this industry forward with innovative products, training platforms, seminar events, and more. Sign up today and join the cat grooming revolution!
Note: Annual renewal of membership is required to maintain CFMG title. See “CFMG Membership Renewal” for policy details.
For those who have completed 1 or more certification exams but not yet earned their CFMG title (‘certification in progress’ status), membership must be maintained to keep the benefit of completed exam scores. Should a member choose to let their membership expire while certification is in progress and then decide later to continue with the certification process, they will need to start over by signing up as a new member and pay the new member $60 fee for the first year. They can then choose between the following two options:
A. Start from the beginning with the exam process to retake any previously passed exams, or
B. Pay the file recovery fee of $285 to reinstate all previously passed exams and have their file updated.
The file recovery fee will be invoiced via email when applicable.