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Do you own a larger-sized salon or a mobile grooming business? This premium package provides free AKC Safety in the Salon online course access for up to 4 employees.*

The AKC Safety in the Salon course helps you show your customers, community and employees how important you consider a pet’s safety while in your care. It reviews vital information on safety measures and protocols within the grooming facility and can be completed at your own pace.

Topic Covered:

  • Groomer and grooming salon safety protocols
  • Best practices focusing on pet care, health and safety
  • Accident avoidance, pet and zoonotic disease awareness and sanitation
  • How to handle special cases 

All salons/businesses who pass the course exam are eligible to become AKC S.A.F.E. Salons. Just complete your application, which includes salon safety oath commitment, photos submission and an emergency/disaster plan, and submit it to the AKC for processing. 

AKC S.A.F.E. Salons receive valuable marketing support from the AKC, including:

  • Frameable certificate
  • AKC GroomerFinder S.A.F.E. Salon badge
  • Priority ranking in AKC GroomerFinder search results
  • AKC S.A.F.E. Salon web banner
  • AKC S.A.F.E. Salon window cling
  • AKC Safety Oath wall poster and counter card
  • Access to AKC Call Center to field any consumer questions

* For U.S. residents only. Access for employees will be emailed to you within 48 hours of purchase. Discounts available for salons with more than 4 employees needing course access. Contact for more information.

*AKC S.A.F.E. Salon criteria includes having at least one AKC S.A.F.E. Groomer onsite at all times.

**Please allow 2-4 weeks for application review and processing. If you do not pass the test, you can re-take it multiple times for 30 days at no additional charge.

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