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About the Certified Professional Organizer® Designation

BCPO® Certification is a voluntary, industry-led effort benefiting the members of the organizing profession, as well as the general public. The Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®) credential recognizes professionals who have met specific standards and proven, through examination and client interaction, that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. This certification program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices and ethics, and lets clients know that CPOs are committed and serious about the work being done.

Why Should I Become a Certified Professional Organizer®?

Attaining certification is a great way to grow your business, establish credibility and distinguish your services from those competing for the same residential or corporate clients. The rigorous BCPO® standards and criteria will continually improve industry practices and core competencies. It will ensure that each CPO® embodies a professional ideal that includes a proven level of knowledge, an ethical approach and requisite experience. The result will be improved visibility for our industry, recognition of those professionals who have invested in their education, and consumer confidence in all CPOs.

How Can I Become a CPO®?

If you are a practicing Professional Organizer and have accumulated 1,500 hours of paid work experience within the past 3 years, you could be eligible to become a Certified Professional Organizer®. Review the full list of eligibility requirements to see if you are qualified to sit for the certification exam.

Still not sure if you meet the eligibility requirements? Visit our FAQ page for more information.

Future Testing Windows

October 1-31, 2014

The BCPO® Certification Exam will be administered at hundreds of Computer Based Testing (CBT) sites throughout the world. To find a testing site in your area, click here.

Upcoming Industry Events

September 17-20, 2014
Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD)
2014 Annual Conference
Nashville, Tennessee

April 15-18, 2015
National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
27th Annual Conference & Organizing Exposition
Los Angeles, California

May 18-21, 2016
National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO)
28th Annual Conference & Organizing Exposition
Atlanta, Georgia

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