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Nash Partners with IJA for Diploma Program

The Dream Team 
Nash Academy and IJA Team Up in 2016 to Award Diplomas in the Competition Ring!

How Does It Work?
Nash Academy, the school with an international reputation for excellence in pet care education, has partnered with the International Judges Association (IJA) to offer a method for competitors to earn a Nash Academy Diploma. You can now complete the theory portion of your diploma program with our online classes and then complete the practical skills portion of your diploma program by completing the required trim styles in the IJA Competition Arena!

Scoring and Grading System
IJA Sanctioned Events are the only competitions that evaluate, score and rank competitors as a Novice, Master, Expert or Specialist as well as award placements, so it makes it possible for competitors to receive a grade and credit for the trim styles completed in the ring to earn their diploma. 

Consistency
Nash was the first school to take the theory portion of their diploma program online, thereby creating a system that allows all students to receive the same information. 

About Courses
The online courses feature group discussion and testing. After completion of the program, graduates continue to use the online virtual books as their own personal library on history, anatomy, diseases, parasites, skin disorders, first aid and CPR, pure breeds and the variations of head, ear, body, legs, feet and tail types. The online also includes everything you need to know about the salon, technical skills and styling. 

On the Job Training
There are many professionals in the industry who have not had the opportunity to attend a dog grooming school and really want a diploma, but are not able to leave work for weeks at a time to attend a school. Many have been trained on the job and have the technical skills and pure breed knowledge to achieve the required trim styles to complete the practical skills portion of the diploma program. 

IJA the Leader in the Industry in the Competition Arena
"We are so excited to offer this opportunity to professionals throughout the USA and want to thank IJA for being the first in the industry to create a scoring system to make this opportunity available to competitors" says Tanya Nash Slater, owner of the Nash Academy. 

Class and Trim Styles Required for Diploma Students in the IJA Competition Arena
Certification Fee is included in the $79.00 entry fee at the IJA Pet Expo Competitions. Total certification fee for the 6 trim styles is $774.

Multitude of Coat Types - Silhouette Tidy Trim Style
Multitude of Coat Types - Long and Flowing Using Snap on Combs Trim Style
Sporting Coat Types - Setter, Retriever or Spaniel Trim Style
Wire Coat Types - Short Legged Terrier Trim Style
Wire or Curly Coat Types -  Long Legged Terrier Trim Style
Curly Coat Types - Poodle Full Coated Jacket - Snap on Combs or Hand Scissored

* Hand Stripped Trim Style - Can be in the free style or pure breed class. 
* All trim styles can be completed with a pure breed or a mixed breed. 

Listed below are the online courses in the Dog Diploma Program. The fee for the online virtual books and online test for this course series is $360. The online virtual books are yours to keep after taking the course to start your online reference library.
Understanding Man's Best Friend
Form & Function Man's Best Friend
Taking Care Of Man's Best Friend
First Aid and CPR for Man's Best Friend
Who's Who Man's Best Friend
Variations and Creations of Man's Best Friend

Listed below are the online courses in the Dog Diploma Program. The fee for the online virtual books and online test for this course series is $360. The online virtual books are yours to keep after taking the course to start your online reference library.
Salon for Man's Best Friend
Grooming for Man's Best Friend
Styling for Man's Best Friend

Nash sponsors many of the IJA competitions classes and gives the online courses as prizes! So yes you can compete and pay your $79 entry fee and receive your certification on your trim style and have the opportunity to win the entire series of online courses!

CAN'T GET ANY BETTER THAN THAT!
Yes it can! The Universal Canine Certification System also uses the same online courses for their canine safety certification as well as coat type certification. So what does this mean? You can receive credit for the courses you take so you do not have to repeat the courses and do not have to pay again for the same subjects.

To find out more about the Nash Diploma and the options to take the online classes and test out in the IJA competition ring contact Kim@nashacademy.com or call 1.888.491.2064