- How much does the course cost?
- Is there financing available?
- Do you take credit cards?
- When do classes start?
- Do I work on live animals?
- Will I get a certificate?
- Will you help in job placement after I complete the course?
- Is the school licensed?
- Does Indiana require a grooming license?
- What is a Certified Master Groomer?
- How many student are in the class?
- How many days a week are classes?
- How long does the course take to complete?
- What kind of equipment will I learn on?
- Are my school expenses tax deductible?
HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?
Please refer to the Tuition & Financing link
IS THERE FINANCING AVAILABLE?
Yes, we have a financing program that we would be happy to speak with you about.
DOES THE SCHOOL ACCEPT CREDIT CARDS?
We can accept credit cards but we will have to charge a 3% convenience fee.
WHEN DO CLASSES START?
Classes start three times per year January, May and September.
DO I WORK ON LIVE ANIMALS?
Yes. We have a clientele that we use for grooming school which offers a wide variety of different breeds of dogs. This experience will give you the confidence to excel upon graduation.
WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE?
Yes. You will receive a certificate of completion from Grooming School of Indiana after successfully completing the written and practical tests, and the required 144 hours of schooling.
WILL YOU HELP IN JOB PLACEMENT AFTER I COMPLETE THE COURSE?
Our school is contacted all the time by numerous businesses that offer grooming seeking to find a Certified Professional Groomer. We can also can assist you in setting up your own grooming business.
IS THE SCHOOL LICENSED?
Grooming School of Indiana is fully licensed and accredited by the Office for Career and Technical Schools, 10 N. Senate Avenue, Suite SE308 Indianapolis, IN 46204 OCTS@dwd.in.gov http://www.in.gov/dwd/2731.htm
DOES INDIANA REQUIRE A GROOMING LICENSE?
No. However, completion of our program assures that you have the necessary skills to find a job and stand out in the grooming industry and most businesses will not hire a groomer unless they are certified.
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED MASTER GROOMER?
Graduates who wish to further their education may complete the certification process to increase credibility and recognition as a professional. Currently, there are three different organizations that certify groomers in the United States.
HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN THE CLASS?
Each class contains between 8-10 students. We keep our classes to a minimum so we can offer personalized quality training. This assures that when a graduate goes to work in the field, they will have the solid skills and abilities to be a Certified Professional Groomer.
HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK ARE CLASSES?
Three days per week. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 6pm-10pm.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE TO COMPLETE?
The program is 12 weeks.
WHAT KIND OF EQUIPMENT WILL I BE USING?
Grooming School of Indiana is fortunate to have the latest in grooming technology. You will learn with the same or better equipment used in shops today. Your tool kit includes top of the line name-brand items and we are constantly working to improve it which each class.
ARE MY SCHOOL EXPENSES TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Grooming School of Indiana does not meet the requirements of the US Dept of Education and therefore cannot issue a 1098T. The 1098T must be issued by all Eligible Education Intuitions as approved by the US Department of Education. There are specific requirements that must be met including providing student aid for at least 50% of the students to qualify as an Eligible Education Institution. Therefore, an education credit cannot be obtained. You may be able to write it off as a business deduction – but should speak to an accountant for further advice.