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Certified Professional Organizers
Examination Application Form

You are about the begin the online application for the Certified Professional Organizers® Examination. Applicants from outside the United States and Canada must print and complete a paper application as we cannot currently process international applications online.

If you are already a CPO and are recertifiying, do not use this application. Log in (if you are not already logged in) using your CPO username and password, and navigate to the Recertify link under the CPO Only menu item.

SECTION 1: INSTRUCTIONS

If you have already completed the application process and wish to extend your "valid through" date, please contact registrations@isoqualitytesting.com.

There are three steps to this application process:

Step One:
Complete the following form in its entirety. Incomplete or partially filled forms will not be processed. All fields marked with an asterisk require a response.

Step Two:
Submit online payment with Visa/MasterCard/American Express/Debit Card

Step Three:
Schedule your exam online.

If you have difficulties finding a site, or there are no available dates at your preferred site, contact IQT at 1-866-773-1114.

SECTION 2: APPLICANT INFORMATION
If you are already a CPO and are recertifiying, do not use this application. Log in (if you are not already logged in) using your CPO username and password, and navigate to the Recertify link under the CPO Only menu item.
SECTION 3: APPLICANT BACKGROUND

BCPO® does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

SECTION 4: AUDIT OF ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

BCPO® is required to audit a percentage of all applications. In the event of an audit the applicant must be prepared to provide supporting documentation for the criteria in sections 5 & 6. It is highly recommended that all applicants prepare such documentation prior to submission of this application. See these spreadsheets for examples of the level of detail required. YOU CAN NOT SUBMIT THIS DOCUMENTATION WITH YOUR APPLICATION.

SECTION 5: CPO® EXAMINATION ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
AND one of the following:
OR
SECTION 6: SUBSTITUTE HOURS
Candidates may claim a MAXIMUM of 250 hours of credit towards the above 1500 hour prerequisite if they are deficient in work experience, from one or more of the following SUBSTITUTE categories.
Continuing Education Courses within the last 3 years). For each course, the candidate may claim the actual hours attended. Eligible courses are those at least 1 hour (60 minutes) in length that provide skills or knowledge that allow you to better serve your clients. Courses on starting or changing your business, marketing, administration, and other business-related topics generally are not eligible.
Organizing-Related Professional Activities (within the last 3 years)
Total Eligible Hours Credit:

SECTION 7: Cancellations, Refunds, Retake Examinations, and Copyright/Confidentiality Policies

By submitting this application, I hereby affirm that I understand, acknowledge and agree to the following:

  • Cancellations and Refunds

  • If you fail to show up for your exam at the scheduled time, do not have the proper identification, or do not have your admission document, you will not be allowed to sit for your exam. You will be considered a "No-Show," your exam fees will be forfeited and you will be required to re-register and pay all fees prior to sitting for the exam. However, if you are unable to sit for your exam as scheduled, you may reschedule at least five (5) calendar days prior to your scheduled exam date. In such cases, you may be required to pay a rescheduling fee (currently $100, but the amount is subject to change by IQT) to process your request. If it is less than five (5) calendar days, you will not be allowed to cancel or reschedule your exam unless one of the following situations has occurred: jury duty, death in the family, military deployment or sickness. If you experience any of the above, you must contact IQT at 866-773-1114 or info@isoqualitytesting.com and provide proper documentation before being rescheduled to a new date. Rescheduling fees may still be required. Exams may not be rescheduled or canceled with less than five (5) days' notice under any circumstances other than those listed above.

  • Examination Retakes

  • It is BCPO®'s policy to prohibit the retaking of any CPO® certification exam by a certification holder more than ninety (90) days prior to the expiration of the holder's certificate. Furthermore, a certificate holder may not retake any exam if (1) he or she has been de-certified by BCPO® and prohibited from being recertified; or (2) he or she currently serves or intends to serve within the next ninety (90) days as an instructor or advisor assisting others to study for the exam, whether for BCPO® or any other organization. Violation of any provision of this policy shall be submitted to the BCPO® Professional Practices Committee for remedial action, including possible decertification.

  • Confidentiality and Copyrights

  • I have read the BCPO® Code of Ethics and hereby confirm that I have not violated any of its provisions in the past and that I will comply with it in the future. I will treat all information related to the examination as confidential, whether provided to me by BCPO® or received from other sources. All information provided by me in the application is true to the best of my knowledge. BCPO® may, at its sole discretion, make inquiry of individuals and organizations directly or indirectly referenced in any part of this application to verify the accuracy and completeness of the information I have provided.

SECTION 8: APPLICANT AGREEMENT

By submitting this application for a CPO® certification examination, I hereby certify that I have read, understand, and agree to the CPO® applicant requirements published on the BCPO® web site (including the BCPO® Logo Usage Guidelines, Privacy Policy, Examination Rules, Examination Appeals, and Contact Information Changes policies); agree to the policies in Section 4 above; agree to the policies in Section 7 above; meet each and every requirement set forth, and have completely, honestly and accurately completed this Examination Application Form to the best of my knowledge.

All information provided by me in this application is true to the best of my knowledge. BCPO® may, at its sole discretion, make inquiry of individuals and organizations directly or indirectly referenced in any part of this application to verify the accuracy and completeness of the information I have provided. I further agree to cooperate in any such investigation by BCPO® regarding the information I have provided, including my criminal history. I understand that providing any information that is fraudulent, or failing to completely or accurately disclose facts known to me, or my failure to cooperate in any inquiry by BCPO® into the information I have provided, will result in the refusal of BCPO® to issue the credential to me or revocation of my credential if already awarded, and me being forever barred from attaining the CPO® credential.

Any action arising out of this application, the CPO® examination or any BCPO® certification (a) shall be governed by the law of the state in which the principal office of BCPO® is located, without regard to that state's choice of law principles, and (b) must be brought in a state or federal court in the jurisdiction in which such principal office of BCPO® is located. The undersigned applicant hereby submits to the personal jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in such jurisdiction.

Once you receive your username and password on the following screen you can continue the application process using the link provided there. If you wish to continue at a later time, be sure to print out or write down your username and password, and browse to https://www.iqttesting.com when you are ready to continue.