Safety in the Salon for Salons (Premium)
Do you own a larger-sized salon or a mobile grooming business? This premium package provides AKC Safety in the Salon online course access for yourself as the salon/business owner, plus course access for up to 4 employees (totaling 5 groomer certifications for your salon).
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.
- 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 Salon window cling
- AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer/Salon Oath counter card
- AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer/Salon Oath poster
- 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 are available for salons with more than 4 employees that need course access. Contact AKC Groomer Education at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*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.
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