What is a Certified Professional Organizer®?
The Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®) credential is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and identify industry professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to professional organizing and productivity consulting. CPOs have proven industry proficiency by documenting a specific number of paid transfer-of-skill client contact hours, passing the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) examination, and agreeing to adhere to the Code of Ethics for Certified Professional Organizers.
The Certified Professional Organizer® credential is the only industry credential endorsed by NAPO.
Criteria to earn this badge
CPOs must complete 1,500 hours of paid transfer-of-skill organizing work for clients within three years before the day they apply for the certification exam. After passing the exam, certification lasts three years. To recertify for another three years, CPOs may submit 45 hours of continuing education that helps them improve the work they do with their client base, or they may retake and pass the current BCPO® exam.