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School Certifications

School Assistance& Certification Program

The International Society of Canine Cosmetologists proudly introduces a certification program for Pet Styling Schools. This first of its kind program offers:

  • Standardized Study Materials
  • A Complete School Curriculum
  • Instructor Guides
  • Standardized Testing of Students
  • Instructor Training Programs
  • ...and so much more ISCC now offers guidance and assistance to individuals seeking to establish a “new proprietary pet styling school”. This unique program provides assistance with application for state licensing including complete school catalog design and compilation of all required forms and data.

Whether you’re just starting or already operating an existing school, we would be pleased to assist you in your pursuit of excellence.

ISCC upholds the highest standards within the Pet Styling Industry and provides balanced and varied programs to keep you current with the latest trends and innovations.

Who is eligible to become an ISCC Certified School?

All trade schools within the pet grooming and styling profession are eligible to become an ISCC Certified School provided they meet the following minimum requirements:

  1. Must be a State Approved School.
  2. Must meet all local, state and federal health & safety regulations.
  3. Curriculum must be consistent with the high standards of ISCC. The minimum requirements are 360 clock hours which must provide for instruction in the following areas:
    1. Canine/Feline Skin & Hair Anatomy
    2. Topical Conditioning of Canine/Feline Skin & Coat
    3. Equipment selection, maintenance & ergonomics
    4. Ectoparasites and Insecticides
    5. Canine/Feline Anatomy
    6. Injury Prevention, 1st Aid & CPR for Pets
    7. Petcare Facility & Equipment Sanitation
    8. Common Zoonotic Diseases
    9. Animal Behavior & Handling Techniques
    10. Canine/Feline Breed Specific Characteristics and Identification
    11. Basic and Advanced Scissor Techniques
    12. Basic and Advanced Clipper Techniques
    13. Basic Handstripping Techniques
    14. The Art of Pet Styling (Geometrics In Canine Design)


Approved schools are Monitored by ISCC. Click here to submit inquires, comments, accolades or complaints concerning any ISCC approved school.

ISCC is proud to endorse the following Pet Styling Schools that have undergone voluntary inspection and certification and adhere to the high standards established by ISCC for pet care industry schools.

LaBest Academy of Animal Arts
Deborah Walker, MPS, Meritus - School Director
Deborah Walker - Director of Admissions
4933 Indian Hills Drive
Edwardville, IL 62025
Ph: (618) 692-6399
LABest Academy

Graywood Academy of Pet Care & Design
Grace Woodford - School Director
22 Jefferson Place
Newnan, GA 30263
Ph: (770) 683-7233

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