Is anyone here certified with the NDGAA? I still attend workshops but I am not certified. Worshops include non-sporting, sporting and terriers and the hands on classes teach you how to groom correctly. I have improved so much but the bulk of my grooming involved shaves, de-sheds. I respect all the CMG's because they have really EARNED the title of certified master groomer. if I wanted to find a good groomer, I would ask if they ARE certified. They usually display a plaque or sign with the Barber Pole/English Saddle poodle on it on the front door or yellow page ad.