Class Info & Pricing

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How Can I to Become a Professional Dog Groomer?

A. You will need to take and pass both the Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course first, and then the Dog Groomer Certification Course. 

Q. How Much Does It Cost to Enroll?

A. The Intro to Dog Groomer and Dog Groomer Certification course are $3,500 each, with a $250 registration fee and a $15 State Tuition Recovery Fund fee, so the total would be $7,265. A deposit of 25% ($1,750) is due at the time of enrollment. Class must be fully paid at least 1 week before the class starts. For additional courses, please click the drop down menu for each class.

Q. Do You Offer Financing?

A. Not at this time, but hopefully in the near future!

Able to pay in full? You may be eligible for an extra discount! Call 1(800) 823-1305 for details!

Course Descriptions

Part 1: This is part one of a hybrid course that covers important topics necessary for pursuing a career in grooming, including tools and tool maintenance, canine anatomy, health, breed history and styles, and foundational techniques for the groomer. This course covers important topics necessary for pursuing a career in grooming, including tools and tool maintenance, canine anatomy, health, breed history and styles, and foundational techniques for the groomer.

Part 2: Part two of a hybrid course is fully hands-on and takes place at our state of the art facility in Arcadia, CA. Learn how to work as a pet hygienist and bathe dogs professionally from the industry’s top groomers while working with dogs of a wide variety of breeds and temperaments. Upon completion of this course, students will move straight onto the Certified Dog Groomer Course.

You will need both this class AND the Dog Groomer Certification Course to receive your certification.
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Format:
Part 1: Online or Textbook
Part 2: Hands-on

Course Length:
Part 1: Self-paced
Part 2: Hands-on, 2 days per week for 4 weeks

Registration Fee: $250
Course Cost: $3,500 per course

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
Limited time only. Call for details.

*** Click the Tabs Below to View Class Starting Dates ***

Dates are subject to change depending on the county’s current Covid-19 guidelines. 

CLICK TO VIEW ** ARCADIA ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Arcadia Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

November 7th, 2022
2 Spaces Left

February 20th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

May 29th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 28th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

November 27th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 20th-Jan 2nd)

Arcadia Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

November 2nd, 2022
3 Spaces Left

January 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

April 12th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 19th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

October 18th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Nov 20th-26th and Dec 20th-Jan 2nd)

Dates are subject to change depending on local and CDC current Covid-19 guidelines. 

CLICK TO VIEW ** LA VERNE ** CLASS SCHEDULE

La Verne Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 5th, 2022 (new date!)
3 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 26th-27th for Christmas)

March 13th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

June 19th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

September 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

December 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 25th-31st)

La Verne Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

October 5th, 2022
2 Spaces Left

January 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

April 12th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 12th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

October 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** MELROSE ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Melrose Campus

Wednesdays & Thursdays
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

EXPRESS CLASS (new!)
8 weeks for $5,250 only! For Bathers or Groomers with 6+ months of experience. Applicants must take a bath-assessment to qualify. On Wednesdays & Thursdays.

September 21st, 2022
5 Spots Left

January 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

March 1st, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 5th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 30th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

November 1st, 2023
6 Spaces Left

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Melrose Campus

Saturdays
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

ADVANCED CLASS
12  sessions, one day per week on Fridays, with Huber Pineda for $4,000. Grow your skills and learn things like speed grooming, advanced de-matting, doodle styles, customer communication and more! For WCGA Alumni only.

November 11th, 2022 (Fridays)
2 Spaces Left

February 24th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

May 26th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

August 25th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

December 1st, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 22nd)

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Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** PLAYA VISTA ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Playa Vista Campus

Tuesday-Wednesday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 6th, 2022
3 Spaces Left

February 28th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

May 30th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

August 29th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

November 28th, 2023
7 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 23-29th)

Playa Vista Campus

Thursday-Friday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 15th, 2022
6 Spaces Left

April 6th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

July 6th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

October 5th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

January 11th, 2024
7 Spaces Left

Playa Vista Campus

Saturday-Sunday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 3rd, 2022
2 Spaces Left

March 18th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

June 17th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

September 23rd, 2023
7 Spaces Left

December 16th, 2023
7 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 23-29th)

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** SANTA MONICA ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Santa Monica Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

October 12th, 2022 (new date!)
1 Space Left

Santa Monica Campus

Friday-Saturday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

February 3rd, 2023
6 Spaces Left

May 5th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** STUDIO CITY ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Studio City Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

September 26th, 2022
Class Full

January 2nd, 2023
6 Spaces Left

April 3rd, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 10th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

October 9th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 24th-31st)

Dates are subject to change.

This course is an 8 week class and is fully hands-on.  This course takes place at our state of the art facility in Arcadia, CA. Learn how to groom professionally from the industry’s top groomers while working with dogs of a wide variety of breeds and temperaments. 

Required: Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course

Both the Introduction to Dog Grooming Course and
Certified Dog Groomer Course are required to
receive certification.

Click below for more information on this course.

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Format:
Hands on training

Pre-Requisite:
Introduction to Dog Grooming

Course Length:
8 Weeks
(Saturday Class is 12 Weeks)

Job placement assistance is available after certification is received, if needed.

Registration Fee:  $250
Cost: $3,500

DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE
Limited time only. Call for details.

*** Click the Tabs Below to View Class Starting Dates ***

Dates are subject to change depending on the county’s current Covid-19 guidelines. 

CLICK TO VIEW ** ARCADIA ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Arcadia Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

November 7th, 2022
2 Spaces Left

February 20th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

May 29th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 28th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

November 27th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 20th-Jan 2nd)

Arcadia Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

November 2nd, 2022
3 Spaces Left

January 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

April 12th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 19th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

October 18th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Nov 20th-26th and Dec 20th-Jan 2nd)

Dates are subject to change depending on local and CDC current Covid-19 guidelines. 

CLICK TO VIEW ** LA VERNE ** CLASS SCHEDULE

La Verne Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 5th, 2022 (new date!)
3 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 26th-27th for Christmas)

March 13th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

June 19th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

September 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

December 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 25th-31st)

La Verne Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

October 5th, 2022
2 Spaces Left

January 11th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

April 12th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 12th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

October 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** MELROSE ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Melrose Campus

Wednesdays & Thursdays
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

EXPRESS CLASS (new!)
8 weeks for $5,250 only! For Bathers or Groomers with 6+ months of experience. Applicants must take a bath-assessment to qualify. On Wednesdays & Thursdays.

September 21st, 2022
5 Spots Left

January 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

March 1st, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 5th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 30th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

November 1st, 2023
6 Spaces Left

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Melrose Campus

TBD
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

ADVANCED CLASS
12  sessions, one day per week on Fridays, with Huber Pineda for $4,000. Grow your skills and learn things like speed grooming, advanced de-matting, doodle styles, customer communication and more! For WCGA Alumni only.

November 11th, 2022 (Fridays)
2 Spaces Left

February 24th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

May 26th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

August 25th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

December 1st, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 22nd)

Enroll in Advanced Now!

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** PLAYA VISTA ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Playa Vista Campus

Tuesday-Wednesday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 6th, 2022
3 Spaces Left

February 28th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

May 30th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

August 29th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

November 28th, 2023
7 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 23-29th)

Playa Vista Campus

Thursday-Friday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 15th, 2022
6 Spaces Left

April 6th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

July 6th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

October 5th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

January 11th, 2024
7 Spaces Left

Playa Vista Campus

Saturday-Sunday
9:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

December 3rd, 2022
2 Spaces Left

March 18th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

June 17th, 2023
7 Spaces Left

September 23rd, 2023
7 Spaces Left

December 16th, 2023
7 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 23-29th)

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** SANTA MONICA ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Santa Monica Campus

Wednesday-Thursday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

October 12th, 2022 (new date!)
1 Space Left

Santa Monica Campus

Friday-Saturday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

February 3rd, 2023
6 Spaces Left

May 5th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

Dates are subject to change.

CLICK TO VIEW ** STUDIO CITY ** CLASS SCHEDULE

Studio City Campus

Monday-Tuesday
10:00am-4:30pm

Starting Dates:

September 26th, 2022
Class Full

January 2nd, 2023
6 Spaces Left

April 3rd, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 10th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

October 9th, 2023
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 24th-31st)

Dates are subject to change.

For Students who have completed our Certified Grooming Course previously and would like a refresher, and/or would like to get more knowledge on certain breeds. Topics learned include advanced grooming techniques, such as Hand Stripping, Barber Rolling, Advanced Drying, Pain-Free De-Matting, Prepping for Show, and more. 

Pre-Requisite: Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course and Certified Dog Groomer Course

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Format:
Hands on training

Hours:
1 Day per Week, 10:00am-4:30pm

Course Length:
12 Sessions

Instructor:
Huber Pineda

Cost:
$4,000 + $250 Registration Fee

Campus:
Melrose, CA

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Campus:
Melrose, CA

Starting Dates:

ADVANCED CLASS
12 one-day sessions (weekly on Fridays) with Huber Pineda for $4,000. Grow your skills and learn things like speed grooming, advanced de-matting, doodle styles, customer communication and more! For WCGA Alumni only.

November 11th, 2022 (Fridays)
2 Spaces Left

February 24th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

May 26th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

August 25th, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left

December 1st, 2023 (Fridays)
6 Spaces Left
(Off Dec 22nd)

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For Students who have a minimum of 6 months of experience as a bather or groomer who are interested in getting their certification. It combines both our Introduction to Dog Grooming Hybrid Course and our Dog Grooming Certification Course, bypassing the bathing portion of the class. You will need to schedule a grooming assessment prior to enrolling to see if you have the skills required to test-out of the bathing portion of the course.

This is both hands-on and online. Part 1 covers important topics necessary for pursuing a career in grooming, including tools and tool maintenance, canine anatomy, health, breed history and styles, and foundational techniques for the groomer. Part 2 includes 8 week class of fully hands-on learning where you will learn how to groom professionally from the industry’s top groomers while working with dogs of a wide variety of breeds and temperaments. 

Pre-Requisite: 6 months hands-on grooming/bathing experience AND a passing score on a hands-on or bathing assessment before enrolling.

Click below for more details on this course.

Apply for Express Now!
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Format:
Hands on training

Hours:
2 Days per Week, 10:00am-4:30pm

Course Length:
8 Weeks

Instructor:
Huber Pineda

Cost:
$5,000 + $250 Registration Fee

Campus:
Melrose, CA

Apply for Express Now!
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Melrose Campus

Wednesdays & Thursdays
10:00am-4:30pm

Applicants must take a bath-assessment prior to enrolling to qualify.

Starting Dates:

January 4th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

March 1st, 2023
6 Spaces Left

July 5th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

August 30th, 2023
6 Spaces Left

November 1st, 2023
6 Spaces Left

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Specialty Workshops

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CLASS INFO & STARTING DATES

Description: 
This workshop will focus on establishing your foundational cat grooming skills, which includes proper cat handling for safety and control, professional bathing and drying techniques, brushing and de-matting, trimming nails, sanitary trims, and basic cat hygiene needs. Comes with an online course that can be studied at home. A written final exam is required to pass this workshop.

Format:  
Hybrid workshop: Hands-On + Online

Instructor:
Noelia L.

Campus:
Arcadia or Melrose

Next Starting Date: 

September 16th, 2022
Fridays, 2pm-6pm in Melrose
4 Spots Left

Workshop Length:  
4 Sessions

Cost: 
$2,000 for Workshop (4 sessions).
For NCGI/CFMG questions, please Contact Jessica.

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Description: 
This workshop will focus on building upon your skills learned in Introduction to Cat Grooming, with an emphasis on haircuts and styling, including Lion Cuts, Kitten Cuts, and more. A hands-on technical exam is required to pass. 

Pre-Requisite:  
Successful completion of Introduction to Cat Grooming, and passing of a hands-on entrance exam.

Format:  
Hybrid Workshop: Hands-On

Instructor:
Noelia L.

Campus:
Arcadia or Melrose

Next Starting Date: 

October 14th, 2022
Fridays, 2pm-6pm in Melrose
4 Spots Left

Workshop Length:  
8 Sessions

Cost: 
$2,000 for Workshop (8 sessions).
For NCGI/CFMG questions, please Contact Jessica.

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Description: 
In this workshop, students will intern with one of our Professional Cat Groomers for additional one-on-one training to aid in building confidence, gaining valuable experience with more challenging cats, practicing haircuts and acquiring more hands-on experience.

Pre-Requisite:  
Successful completion of the Cat Groomer Certification Workshop. By application only.

Format:  
Hands-On

Next Starting Date: 

By Appointment Only
2 Spots Left

Workshop Length:  
8 Weeks

Cost: 
$600 for Workshop (4 sessions).

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WORKSHOP INFO

Cost:  
$150 

Hours: 
4-5 hrs

Course Length:  
1 Session 

Format: 
Hands-On

DATES & LOCATION

ARCADIA CAMPUS

Available Class Dates: 
2023 DATES COMING SOON

Limited to 6 students only! Book early!

PLAYA VISTA CAMPUS

Available Class Dates: 

Saturday, March 25th, 2023
10:00am-4:30pm
A WCGA Sponsored Event!
Enroll Here: Front Line Coalition

Sunday, March 26th, 2023
10:00am-4:30pm
A WCGA Sponsored Event!
Enroll Here: Front Line Coalition

Limited to 20 students only! Book early!

More Dates Coming Soon!