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Safety in the Salon for Salons (Basic)

  • $ 24999


Do you own a small grooming salon/business or work as a mobile groomer? 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 covers vital information on safety measures and protocols within the grooming facility and can be completed at your own pace. You’ll receive course access for yourself as the salon/business owner, plus online course access and certification for two employees (totaling 3 certifications for your salon).

Topics 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. Certified 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. Certified Salons receive valuable marketing support from the AKC, including:

  • Frameable certificate
  • Free profile listing on AKC GroomerFinder
  • AKC GroomerFinder S.A.F.E. Certified Salon badge recognition
  • AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salon web banner
  • AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer/Salon Oath 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.

*AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salon criteria includes always having at least one AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer onsite during grooming business hours.

**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. You’ll receive AKC GroomerFinder profile page access (via email) upon AKC S.A.F.E Certified Salon application approval. Note: AKC S.A.F.E Certified Salon certification is valid for one year from application approval date.

Contact AKC Groomer Education at groomer@akc.org for more information. 


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