Fast-Track MethodTraining Program

Earn an Institute for Professional Organizers™

Industry Recognized Credential

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Certified - Institute for Professional Organizers
Master - Instititute for Professional Organizers

The self-study coursework consists of web-based videos where Anne Blumer, CPO®, guides you through the digital materials you download, sharing her experience, lessons learned, and enthusiasm for the curriculum. Including; a digital manual, business and client forms, and organizing how-to tutorials featuring a Residential Organizing Guidebook covering every space in a home.

Course Overview

A 4-Part Course to Successfully Launch Your Organizing Business including:

  • All aspects of planning, starting, and marketing an organizing business. Our program is designed to take you step-by-step through your business start-up, alleviating figuring out what to do next.

  • The complete client process, systems, and solutions for working with clients through all project phases; preparing you to complete the initial intake, assessment, project, and maintenance.

  • How to work with all types of clients and projects.  Not just neurotypical situationally disorganized clients, but also the chronically disorganized and neurodiverse.  You will learn how to help clients downsize and move. Plus, safety for the professional organizer and client, and how to work with clients virtually.

  • Organizing strategies and systems for every room in a home. For every space in a home, you will learn the typical habits that cause disorganization, how to create organized zones, product solutions to aid organization, new habits to maintain organization, and the estimated time to organize. You will gain confidence that you can organize any space in a home.

Course Details - 16 Modules

You will learn and experience the following (Expand the menu '+' in each section to read details):

Provides an overview of the history of the organizing industry and of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO), identifies the characteristics of a professional organizer and characteristics of a business owner, explains the benefits of NAPO membership, and reviews the requirements for industry certification.

Trained

Trained Organizer Course

Certification as an Institute for Professional Organizers™ Trained Organizer

10 hours continuing education certificate, issued to participants upon completion of

  • 16 self-study modules as outlined above under Course Details (8 hours)
  • exam preparation and passing the course exam (2 hours)
  • **BONUS** one hour of coaching with Anne Blumer at no cost during the 12 months following your certification.

$500

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Certified

Certified Organizer Course

Certification as an Institute for Professional Organizers™ Certified Organizer

24 hours continuing education certificate, issued to participants upon completion of

  • 16 self-study modules as outlined above under Course Details (8 hours)
  • exam preparation and passing the course exam (2 hours)
  • preparing your business, financial, and marketing plans (5 hours)
  • Zoom meeting with Anne Blumer reviewing and providing advice on your business, financial, and marketing plans (2 hours)
  • ONE client organizing project demonstrating the organizing and business skills necessary to be a professional organizing business owner (6 hours)
  • Zoom meeting with Anne Blumer reviewing your client project documentation including the client needs assessment, organizing plan of action, before and after photos or videos, a maintenance plan for the client, and your client's review (1 hour)
  • **BONUS** three additional coaching hours with Anne Blumer at no cost during the 12 months following your certification.

$1,000

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Master Professional Organizer® Course

Certification as an Institute for Professional Organizers™ Master Professional Organizer®

30 hours continuing education credit certificate, issued to participants upon completion of

  • 16 self-study modules as outlined above under Course Details (8 hours)
  • exam preparation and passing the course exam (2 hours)
  • preparing your business, financial, and marketing plans (5 hours)
  • Zoom meeting with Anne Blumer reviewing and providing advice on your business, financial, and marketing plans (2 hours)
  • TWO client organizing projects demonstrating the organizing and business skills necessary to be a professional organizing business owner (12 hours)
  • Zoom meeting with Anne Blumer reviewing your client project documentation including the client needs assessment, organizing plan of action, before and after photos or videos, a maintenance plan for the client, and your client's review (1 hour)
  • **BONUS** six additional coaching hours with Anne Blumer at no cost during the 12 months following your certification.

$1,500

Before purchasing, read our Terms

Frequently Asked Questions

Comprehensive — Get everything you need to know in ONE place.  No more piecing things together!

  • Organizing: You’ll learn my 5 Steps to Organizing® process, how to work with unique clients, and virtual organizing.
  • Planning & Launching: You’ll know how to create a business plan, what to charge for your services, how to register your business, and MORE.
  •  Managing: You’ll feel confident working with clients and know what to expect.
  •  Growing: You’ll learn how to consistently get clients.

Affordable — You’ll get ALL aspects of running your organizing business for the price of fragments you can learn elsewhere.

Expedient — I call it Fast-Track™ for a reason! You’ve considered things long enough.  It’s time to get started.

Accessible — You complete the program at your pace, at your place. My program has been available internationally since 2004. You can access them anywhere and have lifetime access to my insider knowledge.

We offer a 4-Part Course to Successfully Launch Your Organizing Business including:

  • All aspects of planning, starting, and marketing an organizing business. Our program is designed to take you step-by-step through your business start-up, alleviating figuring out what to do next.
  • The complete client process and systems and solutions for working with clients through all project phases; initial contact, assessment, completing the project, and maintenance.
  • Working with clients who are situationally disorganized, chronically disorganized, neurotypical, neurodiverse, downsizing, moving, and more. Plus, safety for the professional organizer and client.
  • Organizing strategies and systems for every room in a home. For every space in a home, you will learn the typical habits that cause disorganization, how to create organized zones, product solutions to aid organization, new habits to maintain organization, and the estimated time to organize. You will gain confidence that you can organize any space in a home.

Here is what one participant had to say, “The sessions are jam-packed with important, complete, and relevant information for getting your business started shortly. Also, I looked at NAPO’s classes, but the Institute for Professional Organizers™ program would cover all the areas of getting a professional organizing business started in a short time frame. I could have a complete and comprehensive overview without worrying about having holes in my training. And I could be up and running much faster.”  Nicola Wood”

To summarize, you will receive the following:

  • The knowledge and skills you need to become a successful professional organizing business owner

  • Your completed business plan, financial plan, marketing plan, and business brand sheet

  • Successful business practices that identify how to manage and grow your business

  • Step-by-step Business Launch Checklist ensuring you do everything you need to do to be successful

  • Experience and lessons learned of what it takes to grow and leverage a business

  • Confidence to apply a systematic process to work with clients

  • Customizable forms needed for both your business and client work

  • 100 Actions to Magnetize More Clients

  • Priceless time with an expert who you can ask all your “what wakes you up in the middle of the night” questions

  • An understanding of how to position your business in the marketplace to attract your ideal client

  • Instructions on how to clearly communicate your value and how to charge for your valuable services

  • Organizing skills and techniques to work with a variety of client types

  • Proven processes and systems to organize others and transfer organizing skills

  • A relationship with a Certified Professional Organizer and coach who is committed to your success

  • All you need to become a master of your organizing business

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