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How to become a Certified Professional Oganizer®

I am often asked, "After completing your training course will I be a Certified Professional Organizer®?" The short answer is no.

The long answer is, you will receive a “Certificate of Professional Development and Attendance”. Self-study participants receive the designation of Professional Organizer Training Institute™ trained. Seminar participants receive the designation of Professional Organizer Training Institute™ certified. However this does not give you the designation of Certified Professional Organizer® or CPO® (see below).

Professional Organizer Training Institute™ trained (self-study participants) or certified (seminar participants) are credentials and international brand for the professional organizer’s business launch through their first years and for those who want comprehensive training and certification on our methodologies, systems, and procedures. This also lets your clients know that you have taken an intensive training program.

There are specific requirements…

Seminar Client Practicum Experience

These four brave women L-R Marcia (CO), Kelly (CO), Wendy (OR) and Cristin (WA) endured SNOW, RAIN, WIND, BITTER COLD to organize a garage for their client practicum project last week. The client made smart and courageous decisions and released 90% of what was on her garage floor and another 20% on the shelves (we didn't get to everything). Please welcome Marcia, Kelly, Wendy and Cristin to the Professional Organizer community!

Here's what Wendy had to say about her training experience this past week, "Anne, participating in the Professional Organizer Training Institute's program was very exciting for me. I came away with valuable information that I will be able to begin using right away and throughout my career as a Professional Organizer. Being able to work on an actual organizing project has provided skills that may not have been gained by just the classroom presentation. Even the snow, rain, wind and cold will not detour me from continuing to help clients with thei…