Pet Grooming Academy

Pet Grooming Academy


Certification Aptitude & Abilities is our trademark elite professional pet groomer certification preparatory program. Specially designed for Students aiming to excel at Grooming Examinations and Competitions, this Program builds upon The Elite Positive Pet Groomer.

This program physically and mentally readies our best students to obtain awards at professional certification examinations by demonstrating superior proficiency against international testing standards of Fedération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) / Singapore Kennel Club (SKC).

In an unregulated profession like pet grooming, independent awards and international certifications are valuable as they signify to clients that professionals possessing them are capable of providing pet care services rooted in qualified aptitude and abilities.


Certification Aptitude & Abilities

  • Open for Application
  • Upcoming Intakes:

    • Start anytime, subject to Academy capacity
  • This Program is Compulsory for Students attempting the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) / Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Grooming Certification Examination with Live Dogs and Highly Recommended for Students attempting the Examinations with Dummy Dogs
  • Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) is a Member of Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) and administers these examinations as the National Canine Organisation (NCO) in Singapore.
  • Regulations For FCI International Grooming Competitions
  • 6 months limited email and telephone support upon Graduation.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Clementi Campus @ 352 Clementi Avenue 2 #01-117 Singapore 120352
Class Size:
Teacher to Student Ratio:
Maximum Academy Capacity:
  • SGD300 for application fee (non-refundable, applied towards tuition if accepted)
  • Level C (Apprentice): SGD15000 for forty lessons (flexi-schedule, weekday/weekend, 6 months validity)
  • Level B (Intermediate): SGD19000 for forty lessons (flexi-schedule, weekday/weekend, 9 months validity)
  • Level A (Advanced): SGD25000 for forty lessons (flexi-schedule, weekday/weekend, 12 months validity)
  • Maximum tenure: 9 months (C), 12 months (B) and 18 months (A). Extension fees levied at SGD500/month and offered in exceptional circumstances only, on a case-by-case basis
  • SGD2280 for Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy (PGA) Student Set (professional grade)
  • SGD100 for Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy (PGA) Workshirt, compulsory for Certification Aptitude and Abilities Level C (Apprentice) Students (inclusive in PGA Student Set)
  • SGD80 for Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Grooming Manual, compulsory for Certification Aptitude and Abilities Level C (Apprentice) Students (inclusive in PGA Student Set)
  • SGD150 for Pawrus® Dummy Dog with 3 White Fur (C model purchase fees), compulsory only for Students taking the FCI Examinations with Dummy Dogs
  • ≥SGD1500/≥SGD2000/≥SGD3000 for Pawrus® Live Dog (C/B/A model rental fees)
  • SGD100 for Pawrus® FCI Examination Admission Fee
  • Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Fees are not inclusive. Students are responsible for registering and paying all required fees to SKC directly before the closing date. The Academy will provide specific instructions to Students when available
More About The Program

“This program was specially designed to prepare students for awards at the grooming examinations.”

Certification Aptitude & Abilities is a Trademarked Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy Curriculum, uniquely designed in collaboration with Pawrus® Animal Behaviour Clinic.

It is exclusively taught by Jasline Aiw, Senior Pet Grooming Instructor and Kevin Yeo, Senior Clinical Animal Behaviourist. This is the first and only professional pet groomer certification preparatory program in Singapore to be delivered by two pet care specialists with highly differentiated skillsets.

In this industry-leading professional program, you will learn the secrets of how we physically and mentally ready ourselves to break national and international records and subsequently apply these methods on yourself in preparation for certification.


This curriculum, the first-of-its-kind to be grounded in art and science, was inspired both by Edward de Bono’s Lateral Thinking, a structured approach for thinking differently and TAGteach®, a revolutionary way of teaching using tag point. These methods have been used to nurture Olympic Champions, International Football Stars and even Hollywood Celebrities. Now, this unique pedagogy has arrived for Professional Pet Groomers! We believe that the mind holds the key to unlocking limitless possibilities. Thus, this preparatory program is developed to help you develop your mind by breaking down your goals systematically and taking actionable steps to achieve them. Upon graduation from the program, our “think-learn-grow” mantra will supercharge you to surpass your competitors and transform you positively beyond your wildest dreams.

Certification levels begin from C (Apprentice) to B (Intermediate) to A (Advanced) Levels. As the difficulties of each level increases disproportionately as you progress, expect to work harder and smarter at each level, as you commit yourself to climb towards the top of the mountain with us.

Diploma | Certification

A Pawrus® Diploma will be awarded to students who meet our Graduating Requirements. Additionally, Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) / Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Grooming Certification will be awarded to Successful Candidates who pass the grooming examination in its respective level and category and meeting Certification Requirements. Furthermore, Top Candidates will also be Awarded.

For Graduates, the Supervising Teacher will facilitate Career Development Pathways upon Graduation.

Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy is a Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Appointed Grooming Establishment


What Will You Learn?

  • National & World Grooming Standards
  • Observing Dog Behaviour
  • Advanced Learning Theory
  • Implementing Behaviour Protocols
  • Assessing Body Language
  • Optimising Dog Motivational States
  • Controlling Dog Movement
  • Advanced Dog Handling
  • National & World Conformation Standards
  • Specialised Grooming Tools and Safety
  • Advanced Brushing and Drying Techniques
  • Advanced Scissoring Techniques
  • Certification Preparation
  • SMART Goal Design & Setting
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Mindset Affirmation
  • Learning Pathway & Career Guidance
  • Time Management
  • Block Management
  • Precision & Speed
  • Optimising Process Efficiency
  • Psychological States of Mind
  • The Flow State
  • Crisis Management
  • Offered to Performing Students who have Completed Practice Makes Perfect
  • Comprehensive Mentorship Program with Attractive Allowance
  • Must Commit to At Least Sixty On-Job-Training Days Grooming Client Dogs or Assisting in Class or Teaching Actual Students
  • 12 Months Tenure, Renewable on a Yearly Basis
  • Pass: Graduate with Highest Distinction (A+)
  • Pass: Graduate with Distinction (A/A-)
  • Fail: Withdraw (B and below)
  • Academic Year 2021: 0-3 Months: 100%
  • Academic Year 2022: 0-3 Months: 100%
  • Academic Year 2023: 0-3 Months: 100%
  • Work Placement Rates are measured as a Percentage within a Fixed Timeframe upon Graduation.
  • The Formula for calculating such Rates is the total no. of Graduates who found work divided by the total no. of Graduates who were looking for work.
  • Pet Grooming Academies
  • Pet Grooming Schools
  • Pet Grooming Studios
  • Pet Grooming Salons
  • Show Dog Kennels
  • Veterinary Clinics
  • Doggy Daycare Centers
  • Dog Breeding Facilities
  • Singapore, Singapore (PCPG)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (CKS/CAA)
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (FCI C)
  • Seoul, Korea (FCI B)
  • Liaoning, China (FCI B)
  • Okayama, Japan (FCI B)
  • New York, USA (FCI A)
  • Barcelona, Spain (FCI A)
  • To be eligible for any level of the Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) / Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Grooming Examinations with Live Dogs, Students must enrol for Certification Knowledge and Skills / Certification Aptitude & Abilities at the respective level.
  • Since categories differ substantially (e.g. scissoring versus stripping) in terms of the knowledge and skillset required for the Examination, Students are required to re-enrol for Certification Knowledge and Skills / Certification Aptitude & Abilities in the respective level and category that they want to register for.
  • Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy (PGA) Workshirt
  • Artero Premium Clipper with #10 Blade
  • Artero Faster Clipper
  • Artero #7F Blade for Faster
  • 7” Straight Scissors
  • 6” Curve Scissors
  • 6” Thinning Scissors
  • Anti-Slip Mat
  • Workcase
  • Scissors Pouch
  • Scissors Waist/Shoulder Tool Case
  • Comb
  • Artero Anti-Static Spray
  • Artero Oil Fresh Spray
  • Nail Trimmer
  • Nail File
  • Styptic Stop Bleed Powder
  • Slicker Brush
  • Ear Cleaner
  • Ear Powder
  • Forceps
  • Human Ear Plugs
  • Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Grooming Manual
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Admission Criteria | Graduating & Certification Requirements | Application Instructions

As this is a physically and mentally demanding program, our prospective students are expected to meet these requirements to be considered for admission:

  • Professional Qualifications:
    • Level C: Recent The Elite Positive Pet Groomer Graduate with Highest Distinction or Distinction/PCPGwithin 1 month of Graduation.
      • Graduates who apply beyond 1 month of Graduation must take an additional assessment test costing SGD400
    • Level B: Possess one FCI/SKC Level C
    • Level A: Possess one FCI/SKC Level B
  • Passion for animals.
  • Minimum 16 years old and above.
  • Proficient in English or Mandarin Chinese.
  • Possess perfect vision (20/20 with or without glasses / lenses).
  • Not allergic to water, dirt, dust, hair, animal fur, urine, stool, cleaning agents, soap, shampoo and conditioner etc.
  • Physically and mentally fit.
  • For safety, pregnant females must obtain a Certification Letter endorsed by their Gynaecologist/Doctor certifying their fitness.
  • Undergo and pass an interview with a Pawrus® Teacher.


To Graduate with a Diploma, a Student must:

  • Earn the minimum equivalent of an A- on each component of the assessment process
  • Fulfill an attendance rate of ≥90%
  • Abide to the Pawrus® Student Code of Conduct


To Obtain Certification, a Student must:

  • Pass the FCI/SKC Grooming Certification Examinations


Congratulations on your decision to apply to the Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy: Certification Aptitude & Abilities Program!

An application fee is required with your application. Paying your application fee online is fast, convenient, and secure via PayNow.

Application fees are not refundable. If you are accepted to the program, your entire application fee will be applied towards your tuition.

If Pawrus® declines your application, the entire application fee may be applied towards tuition for another Pawrus® Program if you enroll within 6 months.

  1. Download, Read and Complete the Student Enrolment Form (New Students Only).
  2. Download, Read and Write a Personal Statement.
  3. Download, Read and Submit a Character Reference from a Pet Professional.
  4. Gather all Professional Pet Grooming Certifications into a zipped folder.
  5. Pay the Application Fee via PayNow to UEN: 201424069N (Pawrus Pte. Ltd.) and capture a screenshot with its transaction reference as proof of payment.
  6. E-mail Please title your e-mail as “Application to Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy: Certification Aptitude & Abilities (Level, Category) – Full Name” and attach the documents stated above to the e-mail.
  • Example: Application to Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy: Certification Aptitude & Abilities (Level C, Category 3) – Jane Tan Bee Gee

Incomplete applications will not be processed.

We will assess your application once all required information is received. You will be notified of your application’s outcome via e-mail.

How Does It Work?

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Step 1: Application.

Getting to know you is the crucial first step. We will be in touch once we have assessed the information that you have submitted. You may be asked to provide more details for us to better assess your suitability for the program.

Step 2: Face-to-Face / Virtual Interview.

Our teacher will get in touch to schedule and conduct a face-to-face / virtual interview with you to understand more about your goals objectively. At this stage, we will examine and address your weaknesses and strengths in past programs and explain the curriculum to you in detail so that you know what to expect if you are accepted for the program. Based on the results of the interview, we will decide if you are suitable to progress to the next stage of enrolment or recommend alternative solutions whenever necessary.

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Step 3: Offer and Acceptance.

Congratulations. If you meet the strict requirements set by us, we will inform successful applicants that they have been accepted for the Certification Aptitude and Abilities Program! Offers will be made in writing via e-mail. You make the final choice from our offer. Once offered, our offer is only valid for that semester and expires if it is not accepted. We will only send out offers after deliberate consideration. Due to extreme competition and academic rigour required, please expect enrolment standards for this program to be even higher as compared to The Elite Positive Pet Groomer Program. A 100% deposit of the program fees is required to reserve and confirm your space in the intake that you have applied for. If an offer expires, an applicant will have to submit a fresh application and restart the entire enrolment process. Offers may not be held or carried over to consecutive semesters unless under extenuating circumstances. Offers may also be withdrawn at any time at our discretion.

Step 4: Matriculation and Growth.

You are all set. We hope that you are ready to push yourself to the highest physical and mental limit available. Every day, our teachers will challenge you with activities to get you closer to the goals that you have set for yourself. Rise above the rest to be with the best. We are looking forward to working with you to surf the waves to take home the top awards in the pet grooming industry.

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