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IJA Competitions and Certifications


IJA created the ultimate in the competition arena by combining grooming competitions with industry certification for professional bathers, groomers, and stylists.


Certification by coat types utilizes the same sophisticated evaluating, scoring, and ranking system established for the competitions and developed by Vivian and John Nash, co-founders of the International Judges Association for Dog Grooming Competitions.  


Competitors are evaluated using this standard and receive a score, rank, title, and certification for each entry.  What makes IJA different from the rest? Competitors receive more than just a placement!

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