A leader in pet groomer training for over 40 years!


frequently asked questions

Below are questions we've been asked often. You may find the answer you're looking for below. If not, you can contact the academy direct and ask away!.

Most Asked Questions
Yes, our dog grooming courses are internationally accredited by the International Education Accreditation Authority (IEAA).

Those who obtain professional training with an accredited and certified training institution such as JKL indicate to their peers and to their clientele a strong professional dedication.

After successful completion of our course you will become a JKL certified professional groomer, and may use the letters JKL-DPG or JKL-CPG after your name.
If you are entering the grooming industry for the first time, choose either of our diploma courses which include hands on practice.

 If you are seeking academic certification only (no hands on practice), choose our certificate course.
Our diploma course has a 6 month completion time, plus a bonus 6 months for those who need the extra time to complete their testing and practicum work.

Our groomer technician course has a 4 month completiont time, plus an additional bonus 4 months.

Our certificate course, which is 'academic only', has a 3 month maximum completion time.
Yes, international and offshore applicants may enroll in our courses. A working knowledge of basic English and writing skills is prerequisite. International orders may be made via PayPal or credit card.
Although mistakes can and do happen from time to time, (even to the seasoned professional), careful study and thorough comprehension of the program materials, will help ensure mistakes are, at worst, minimal and at best, nil. Student support is available toll free, online and via email. As well, our JKL member network, which includes veteran JKL graduates, is a great resource for our 'groomers in training'.
Because we try to keep tuition costs for all our groomer training programs as low as possible, and because not all students require tools and equipment at the very same stage of their program of studies, we offer professional quality grooming tool kits as a course option for our students. This grooming tool kits will take you well into your grooming career, without a lot of other grooming tool additions.

For those students who already have some tools, or wish to purchase tools individually, a detailed name brand professional tools and equipment list and a wholesale suppliers list are included with our dog grooming courses to help our students make the very best tool and equipment choices relevant to their individual needs.
Throughout the course of studies, we include excellent online course videos for all our diploma students. These grooming videos follow along with course modules. They are very detailed, easy-to-follow, and filled with helpful professional grooming tips.

Videos are a great way to visually reinforce the learning process, although not necessarily the most convenient or optimum learning tool as a 'stand alone' trainer.
At the end of each module/lesson, online testing must be successfully completed for all JKL courses. The diploma courses also require that a comprehensive online memory exam be successfully completed.
Most retail products come with all sorts of money back guarantees, usually based on the purchaser meeting certain criteria or time limitations, and always subject to change at the whim of the retailer.  Our refund policy, is probably the best you'll find anywhere in the world. It offers student refunds both before and during your training, not a year or more after purchase or employment!  View the JKL Refund Policy in its entirety.
Our Diploma course cost is $2200 - pay in full to receive a $200 discount

Our Certificate course cost is $1200 - pay in full to receive a $300 discount

Our Groomer Tech course cost is $1100 - pay in full to receive a $275 discount

(courses are subject to applicable taxes in Canada)