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Safety in the Salon Recertification for Salons (Premium)

Safety in the Salon Recertification for Salons (Premium)

  • $ 99.99

As an AKC S.A.F.E Certified Salon, you understand the importance of salon safety and demonstrating that commitment to your clients.

The AKC Safety in the Salon Recertification Course for Salons provides an important refresher on salon safety best practices and teaches you new strategies to keep yourself, your employees, and pets safe while in your care in a grooming facility. It also provides a comprehensive review of the components of AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer/Salon Oath, so you remain up-to-date on your salon’s safety responsibilities.

Recertification is required annually from the “certificate effective date” that is printed on your AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer Certificate. The course can be completed at your own pace.

Note: Your current AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer employees need to take the AKC Safety in the Salon Recertification Course for Groomers every two years in order to remain certified. This is to be purchased as a separate product.

Topics Covered:

  • Comprehensive review AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer/Salon Oath and its requirements
  • Revisit salon safety best practices that focus on pet care, health, and safety
  • Learn new strategies to keep yourself and pets safe in the grooming facility while in your care

After completing the recertification course and passing the exam, just complete your recertification application at the end of the course, which includes re-commitment to the salon safety oath and reaffirmation that an emergency/disaster plan is in place, and submit it to the AKC for processing. Upon recertification approval, AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salons will have their AKC GroomerFinder online profile renewed for two years.

AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salons who renew their certification receive valuable marketing support from the AKC, including:

  • Updated frameable certificate
  • Renewal of your AKC GroomerFinder S.A.F.E. Certified Salon profile
  • Updated AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salon web banner
  • Updated AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer/Salon Oath wall poster and counter card
  • AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Salon window cling
  • Reduced pricing for continuing education online courses
  • Continued access to AKC Call Center to field any consumer questions

 * For U.S. residents only

*AKC S.A.F.E. Salon criteria includes having at least one AKC S.A.F.E. Groomer on-site during grooming business hours. AKC S.A.F.E. Certified Groomer is subject to mandatory recertification every two years.

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. Note: AKC S.A.F.E Certified Salon certification is valid for one year from application approval date.

Contact AKC Groomer Education at for more information. 

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