Pet Grooming Academy

Pet Grooming Academy


Certification Knowledge & Skills is our trademark professional pet groomer certification preparatory program. Ideal for professionals with prior experience, it is specially designed for Students aiming to pass the Grooming Examinations, by building upon The Elite Positive Pet Groomer.

This program physically readies our students to pass professional certification examinations by demonstrating required proficiency against the international testing standards of Fedération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) / Singapore Kennel Club (SKC).

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


Certification Knowledge & Skills

  • Open for Application
  • Lessons are booked online on a monthly-basis
  • Calendars will open in the 3rd week of the month
  • Lesson will be cancelled if there is only 1 student that day
  • 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
  • 3 months limited email and telephone support upon Graduation
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Clementi Campus @ 352 Clementi Avenue 2 #01-117 Singapore 120352
Class Size:
Teacher to Student Ratio:
  • Program:
    • Application: SGD300 (non-refundable, applied towards tuition if accepted)
    • Level C (Apprentice): SGD5000 for fifteen lessons (flexi-schedule, weekday/weekend, 3 months validity)
    • Level B (Intermediate): SGD6000 for twenty lessons (flexi-schedule, weekday/weekend, 4 months validity)
    • Level A (Advanced): SGD9000 for twenty lessons (flexi-schedule, weekday/weekend, 6 months validity)
    • Mandarin-Speaking Class 普通话班: +SGD500
    • Maximum tenure: 5 months (C), 6 months (B) and 10 months (A)
      • Extension fees levied at SGD800/month and offered on a case-by-case basis
    • SkillsFuture Credit: Not Applicable
  • Assessment:
    • Qualifying Examination: SGD300/attempt
      • Maximum 2 attempts
  • Model Purchase/Rental:
    • Dummy Model Purchase: SGD200
    • Live Model Rental: ≥SGD1000
  • FCI/SKC:
    • Examination Admission: SGD100
    • 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 they are available
More About The Program

“This program was aptly made to prepare students for passing the grooming examinations.”

Certification Knowledge & Skills is a Trademarked Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy Curriculum, uniquely developed in collaboration with Pawrus® Cat & Dog Training Academy.

In this industry-leading professional program, you will learn the secrets of how we physically ready ourselves in preparation for certification.

Certification levels begin from C (Apprentice) to B (Intermediate) to A (Advanced) Levels.

Professional Certificate & Certification

Pawrus® Professional Certificate will be awarded to students who meet our Graduating Requirements.

Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) / Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Grooming Certification will be awarded to Successful Candidates who pass the pet grooming examination in its respective level and category and meeting Certification Requirements.

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
  • Implementing Behaviour Protocols
  • Assessing Body Language
  • Controlling Dog Movement
  • National & World Conformation Standards
  • Advanced Brushing and Drying Techniques
  • Advanced Scissoring Techniques
  • Certification Preparation
  • SMART Goal Design & Setting
  • Time Management
  • Precision & Speed
  • Optimising Process Efficiency
  • Crisis Management
  • Offered to Performing Students who have Completed Internship: Practice Makes Perfect
  • Scalable Remuneration
  • Must Commit to At Least Twenty On-Job-Training Work Days
  • 3 Months Tenure, Renewable Quarterly
  • Pass: Graduate with Highest Distinction (A+)
  • Pass: Graduate with Distinction (A/A-)
  • Pass: Graduate with Merit (B)
  • Fail: Unsatisfactory Performance (C/D)
  • Fail: Incompletion (E)
  • Fail: Expulsion (F)
  • 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™/CKS)
  • Taipei, Taiwan (FCI/SKC C)
  • Jakarta, Indonesia (FCI/SKC C)
  • Seoul, Korea (FCI/SKC B)
  • Liaoning, China (FCI/SKC B)
  • Okayama, Japan (FCI/SKC B)
  • New York, USA (FCI/SKC A)
  • Barcelona, Spain (FCI/SKC 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 at the respective level.
  • Since categories differ substantially (e.g. scissoring versus stripping) in terms of the knowledge and skillsets required for the Examination, Students are required to re-enrol for Certification Knowledge and Skills in the respective level and category that they want to register for.
  • Graduates of Professional Pet Grooming Programs from Singapore Kennel Club (SKC) Appointed Grooming Establishments
  • Graduates of Professional Pet Grooming Programs from Fédération Cynologique Internationale (FCI) Appointed Grooming Establishments
  • Graduates of Professional Pet Grooming Programs from European Grooming Association (EGA) Appointed Grooming Establishments
  • Graduates of Professional Pet Grooming Programs from American Kennel Club (AKC) Appointed Grooming Establishments
  • Proceed to Campus Tour
  • Indicate Certification Knowledge and Skills
  • Tours are Available at 2PM Only
  • Please provide 3 Dates in Order of Preference

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 or Merit/PCPG/FCI/SKC/EGA/AKC Accredited Pet Groomer Program Graduate within 1 month of Graduation.
      • Graduates who apply beyond 1 month of Graduation must take an additional assessment test costing SGD300
    • 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 Certificate, a Student must:

  • Earn the minimum equivalent of an B on the Pawrus® Qualifying Examination
    • Passing the Qualifying Examination is required to register for the FCI/SKC Grooming Certification Examinations
    • Pass the FCI/SKC Grooming Certification Examinations
  • Fulfill an attendance rate of ≥85%
  • 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 Knowledge & Skills 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. Gather all Professional Pet Grooming Certifications into a zipped folder.
  3. Pay the Application Fee via PayNow to UEN: 201424069N (Pawrus Pte. Ltd.) and capture a screenshot with its transaction reference as proof of payment.
  4. E-mail Please title your e-mail as “Application to Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy: Certification Knowledge & Skills (Level, Category) – Full Name” and attach the documents stated above to the e-mail.
  • Example: Application to Pawrus® Pet Grooming Academy: Certification Knowledge & Skills (Level C, Category 3) – Jane Tan Bee Gee

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.

A 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 Knowledge and Skills 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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