I am thrilled to announce that I am officially a Certified Professional Organizer, or “CPO” as we like to call it in the industry, through the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO). This title is only awarded to Professional Organizers who have accumulated a significant amount of paid work experience, have committed to, and demonstrated, an adherence to ethical professional standards, and have successfully passed an actually quite rigorous examination process. Although I had accumulated the adequate work hours (on average, it takes more organizers approximately three years to reach this requirement), I knew that studying for and passing the test was very demanding. Organizing comes very naturally to me, so at first I thought that the test would be a lot of common sense. Upon talking to the few other “CPO’s” in our area (I’m only one of nine other CPO’s within a 25 mile radius of downtown Seattle), I learned that the test was actually something I needed to really study for. There is a long reading list along with an optional (yet highly recommended) 4 hour webinar. I passed!! Yay!! I took the test on February 3rd, 2020, yet wasn’t able to find out if I passed until mid March! It was a little suspenseful.
What is CPO certification?
CPO certification recognizes those professionals who have proven through examination and extensive client interaction, that they possess the body of knowledge and experience required for certification. The program recognizes and raises industry standards, practices, and ethics. While the CPO designation is not an endorsement or recommendation, certification of professional organizers maximizes the value received from the services provided and products recommended by a CPO.
What is a professional organizer?
A professional organizer enhances the lives of clients by designing systems and processes using organizing principles through transferring organizing skills. A professional organizer also educates the public on organizing solutions and the resulting benefits. Professional organizers help individuals and businesses take control of their surroundings, their time, their paper, and their systems for life.
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Thank you to everyone who cheered me along throughout this process!! All your calls, texts and high fives have meant so much!
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