About Us

Before the groom
After the groom
Setting a Standard

When a standard within a particular profession does not exist, one needs to be created in order to maintain some level of quality within that profession. This not only safeguards the profession as a whole, but it also provides the general public with a sort of “measuring stick” with which to use when searching for those particular services.


For these reasons, the NCGIA was formed. Through instruction, mentoring, testing, certification, and on-going support the need for proper cat grooming as well as the need for maintaining quality standards can both be met.

To find us at a grooming event near you, please visit our EVENTS calendar.

Meeting a Need

Cat grooming is not generally taught at the average grooming school. Nor is it covered at most grooming conventions and expos. Yet there are millions of cats in the USA that are in need of some form of professional grooming.

Take a look at our member directory

Contact us with any questions or comments