The Professional Organizer Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Professional Organizer Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College.
How to Become a Professional Organizer
In this course, you will learn how to become a professional organizer, including how to start an organizing business. Topics covered in the Professional Organizer Certificate Course include the following:
Introduction to Professional Organizing
- The History of Organizing
- The Professional Organizer
How to Organize
- Organizing Systems
- Five Key Organizing Principles
- Organizing the Home
- Organizing Each Room
- Organizing the Individual
- Organizing for Businesses
Starting an Organizing Business
- Preparing Yourself
- Setting Up Your Business
- Operating Your Business
- Your Marketing Plan
- Marketing Techniques
- Selling Your Services
- Success and Change
What Happens in the Professional Organizer Certificate Course
The Professional Organizer Certificate course is an online learning program with suggested readings from the textbook (FabJob Guide to Become a Professional Organizer). This course is self directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Professional Organizer Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Professional Organizer Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course and advice to help you succeed in the career.
What Is Included in the Professional Organizer Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Professional Organizer Certificate Course package includes:
- Registration for the Professional Organizer Certificate Course
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice
- (Optional) 2020 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Professional Organizers for only $2 per month
- Downloadable Professional Organizer Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- Textbook: FabJob Guide to Become a Professional Organizer (e-book edition)
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Registration Fee for the Professional Organizer Certificate Course
You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from almost 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online Professional Organizer Certificate Course has previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and includes a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377. NEW YEAR SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Professional Organizer Certificate Course is priced at only $97 U.S. for the January 27, 2020 course.
How to Register
Click the “REGISTER NOW” button to register for the Professional Organizer Certificate Course.
If the course is full, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.
Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Professional Organizer Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
Easy Changes and Cancellations
It’s easy to change or cancel your course registration. See our FAQ page for details.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Money Does a Professional Organizer Make?
As a professional organizer, you could earn a starting salary of $35 to $50 per hour or more, giving people ideas to help them get organized, or doing hands-on organizing yourself. In a NAPO survey of professional organizers, most charged what worked out to anywhere between $40 and $200 per hour. Professional organizer Ramona Creel adds that although this is an accurate range, the average hourly rate for a professional organizer in the United States is between $45 and $65 an hour. Of course, the price you charge will be individual to your location, your market, and your financial goals, as well as the project and the type of organizing being done.
What Does a Professional Organizer Do?
A few of the types of projects that professional organizers are needed for are: controlling clutter, developing filing systems, space planning, storage design, and time management. Your organizational skills can help people find what they need and get things done on time without stress. As a professional organizer, you might do all types of organizing, or you might choose to specialize in organizing homes or offices. You might be hired to organize an entire home, or you might organize specific rooms such as basements or closets or oversee projects such as packing and moving. If you start your own organizing business you will enjoy the freedom and financial rewards of being your own boss, doing work that is fun and fulfilling.
How Do I Become a Professional Organizer?
Earning a certificate as a professional organizer will equip you with the principles and techniques for starting and running your own organizing business and becoming a professional organizer. A certificate also provides evidence of your expertise, assurance of your professionalism, an important credential for your resume, a competitive advantage when marketing your services and higher earnings (according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
What is the Professional Organizer Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Professional Organizer Certificate Course you will learn important principles and practical step-by-step techniques for getting started in a career as a professional organizer. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and “dream” careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life – you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.