Certifying can be done at a competition with the dog you are competing with. The time allowed to complete the groom will be determined by the Show for the class.
Intermediate Practical tests only require 1 hour which is less time than a competition class. These practical tests can only be conducted at a show if the groomer is entered into a class that has been slated for 1 hour. This must be determined prior to registering for the certification.
Written exams may be administered by a Proctor. A Proctor is someone in a legal or business position within your community who understands the responsibilities of administering a written exam, and whom agrees to provide the service for a groomer.
A Proctor can be a School Principal, Teacher, Librarian or Librarian Assistant, School Administrator Staff member, Clergyman, Political Staff member, etc. The Proctor must also be approved by the Executive Director. All fees, if any, for the Proctor's services are the responsibility of the groomer. Proctors may administer the exam verbally but will not be able to provide any explanation of the questions.
Written Exam Considerations
Special allowances can be made for English second language candidates and for reading or comprehension disabilities. Candidates may ask the Certifier for an explanation of a question. The exam can also be issued verbally. Please inform the Certifier, prior to testing, of any special considerations required. We wish to help our candidates to succeed in any way we can.
For more information on competitions, considerations or Proctors, please contact the office.
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