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. Your salon/business will also receive free online course access for up to 2 employees.*
- 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 take the course will receive a free, one-year online listing on AKC GroomerFinder and those 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 Safety Oath counter card
- Access to AKC Call Center to field any consumer questions
*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. AKC GroomerFinder profile page includes a complimentary, one-year subscription.