• No previous experience is necessary.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age with a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Students should be genuinely interested in becoming a groomer with a high affection and love of animals.
  • An up to date Tetanus shot within 5 years

If you have any further questions about requirements for admission, please contact us.

Schedule of Tuition and Fees*

Application Fee: $50
Tools and text: $1350
Tuition: $7550

Upfront Cost: $1400

Total Cost: $8950

Canine Clippers is approved by the state of Virginia to accept VA/GI Bill funding. All but the application fee is covered.

*Prices are subject to change.


Avalon ‘KennelSoft’ is available for purchase at discounted price for all graduates. Restrictions do apply ask for details.


  1. Schedule a personal interview with our Director of Administration, Linda A. Law.
  2. Remit the Non-Refundable Application Fee of $50, along with a completed application form (you can call 540-825-5859 to have the form emailed to you) to our mailing address:
    • Canine Clippers School of Pet Grooming
      9000 Aster Court
      Spotsylvania, VA 22551-5695
  3. The Directors of Administration and Instruction will review each candidate’s application. Notification will be given to the applicant regarding the application status within three business days.