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Top Reasons to Sit for the CPO® Examination

  • Show your professionalism in this growing industry.
  • Demonstrate that you are on the cutting edge of your field.
  • Attain credibility. By becoming certified, an organizer validates his or her knowledge and experience, based on the highest industry, psychometric, and legal standards.
  • Differentiate yourself from the competition. Give yourself an excuse to design new business cards, letterhead, and other print pieces featuring the prestigious CPO® designation after your name.
  • Gain recognition from clients, peers, employers, employees, coworkers, the industry, the media, publishers, and companies looking for spokespeople.
  • Achieve personal satisfaction — sitting for the examination provides a rare opportunity to demonstrate your self-confidence, professional commitment, and personal initiative in a professional environment governed by rigorous standards.
  • Display your ongoing commitment to personal development and education. Preparing for the examination is an opportunity to stay current in an increasingly competitive job market. Contribute personally to strengthening the profession. A CPO® serves as an example for newer organizers with regard to the importance of professional standards, contributing to the developing of industry standards as a whole.
  • Confirm your dedication to the professional organizing industry.

Requirements to Sit for the Examination

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Adherence to the Code of Ethics for Certified Professional Organizers. Visit http://www.certifiedprofessionalorganizers.com/policies-code-of-ethics.php for the Code of Ethics.
  • Documentation of a total of 1,500 hours of paid work experience in the last three (3) years. Paid work experience may include on-site organizing, coaching, consulting, training, virtual organizing, workshops and speaking engagements, or any form of paid work experience which, through client interaction, transfers or teaches organizing skills.
  • For more information on the CPO® examination, including testing dates, sites and application, visit www.certifiedprofessionalorganizers.org

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