NDGANZ Hand Book
Rules, Membership, Education, Certification and more
ORIGINS AND OBJECTS
Code of Conduct
National Dog Groomers of NZ
EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATION
Certificate in Salon Proficiency
NDGANZ Master Groomer Exams
CERTIFICATE IN SALON PROFICIENCY
CSP Practical Exam
CSP Written Exam
CST Scoring Practical Exam
MASTER GROOMER CERTIFICATION
Workshops and Exams
NDGANZ JUDGES AND CERTIFIERS
Certifier Eligibility criteria
origins and objects
National Dog Groomers Association of N.Z. Ltd was started as a Ltd company in 1991 representing the
standards, goals, aspirations and image of the Professional Pet Groomers.
Our primary intention is aimed at uniting groomers through membership and in this way we hope to form
a professional and sincere alliance that will benefit the grooming industry by recognising the true and
committed pet professional.
NDGA provides advanced continuing educational programs in the form of workshops and seminars
designed to enhance the expertise and business acumen of professional pet groomers and provides you
an opportunity to expand your professional contacts, to make friends amongst individuals with common
interests, concerns and goals.
The National Dog Groomers Association of New Zealand provides a membership for dog and cat
groomers, dog show enthusiasts and breeders who have an interest in grooming and the
improvement of the industry and its members.
The membership makes no requirement of any member to participate in any event or conversation
through NDGANZ, and does include many members who are silent members and gain much from
watching and observing. Likewise, no promise is made from NDGANZ to provide anything other than
the right to use the term “current member of NDGANZ” in a positive way regardless of all that is
offered throughout the year.
All rules and guidelines are set out in this document under various headings and can be changed and
added to as required by the operators of NDGANZ as a private entity.
Should a member become dissatisfied with the operations and running of the organisation, and no
agreement can be achieved, that member is able to request a refund of their membership fees for
the balance of that financial year. If agreed by the organisation a pro-rata refund from the date of
the request to the end of the year will signify termination of membership and all rights associated