Become a Certified Professional Organizer
Fully online, interactive course certifies you from the comfort of home!
- No previous design or decorating experience required.
- Not set deadlines, mandatory webinars, or classrooms to attend.
- Get plenty of hands-on training through practical assignments.
- Work for an established design firm, or start your own business!
This course is provided in partnership with QC Design School.
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What Is a Professional Organizer?
A disorganized and cluttered space can cause a great deal of unhappiness and stress, which is why clients depend on professional organizers! As a professional organizer, you'll help clients find peace and joy in their homes and personal spaces. You'll help create new and innovative storage solutions and purge anything the client no longer has use for.
Organizers are usually hired on a consultation basis, to provide advice and best practices to individuals who want to declutter, reorganize their homes, or transition into a new life stage that requires new organizational solutions. Depending on the services you offer, you can work remotely or in-person, as part of a larger business or as your own boss, part-time or full-time. The choice is yours!
Basic Requirements for Becoming a Professional Organizer
Attention to Detail — Your clients are hiring you to help solve a problem they can't solve themselves. They may not even fully grasp the level of service they need to get on the right track. You'll need to be able to do a thorough analysis of the situation for them.
Flexibility — Most professional organizers work on appointments, and most clients will expect you to be available outside of regular business hours. Organizers who have availability on some evenings and weekends have a much greater chance of success.
Reliability — As a professional, you'll be expected to adhere to a set schedule. Time management skills are essential to succeed in this fast-paced career!
Strong People Skills — As an organizer, you're going to encounter all types of clients, and you're going to be working in these clients' homes. You'll encounter a myriad of unique situations. If you love meeting all sorts of people and building a rapport with any potential client, you've found a career for you!
What You'll Learn
In this interactive self-paced training course, you'll learn:
- How the Professional Organizing industry works
- Organizing principles
- How to declutter a space
- How to design and interpret a floorplan
- Space planning and furniture selection
- How to organize public and private spaces
- How to work with clients
- How to start your own professional organizing business
How You'll Learn
QC's signature online learning experience is made for highly motivated and ambitious individuals! You'll learn at your own pace, with the help of your student advisor and expert tutor who will be with you every step of the way!
- Follow the course guide that will tell you when you need to read a course book or complete an assignment.
- Complete a variety of assignments including knowledge quizzes, open-ended discussions, and comprehensive real-world case studies where you experience what it's like to be a professional organizer.
- Upload your completed assignments to the online student center.
- Listen to your tutor's personalized feedback, and apply their suggestions as you progress through the course.
- Graduate once you've completed all your course units and your tuition has been paid in full.
Why Choose QC?
Get certified faster with a fully online professional organizer course!
Since QC's course is fully online, you don't have to pay surcharges for attending lectures or webinars. You complete the full course from home.
No start dates, no deadlines, no mandatory webinars! This course is completely self-directed and self-paced. Get certified quickly, or take your time.
You'll learn a variety of organizing techniques, methods & solutions, and learn how to apply these to any client you encounter!
Included In Your Course
Newest Course Materials
You'll have online access to all your course books and guides, which are constantly being updated with newest and most up-to-date content!
Assignments & Templates
Download assignment templates to quickly and efficiently complete all your course work. Then, upload your work to the student center where your tutor will evaluate you and provide personalized audio feedback for each unit!
Personalized Tutor Feedback
Once you submit all your assignments for a unit, your tutor will evaluate & grade your work, and provide you with detailed audio feedback highlighting what you did well and where you need to improve. Use this feedback to enhance your skills in the next unit!
Extended-Hours Access to your Student Advisor
Any time you have a question about your course, your student account, your certification, or anything else, you can reach out to your QC Student Advisor. Advisors are available 7 days/week to help you through your course!
Certification & Professional Designation
Once you graduate, you'll be sent your certification by mail. The certification allows you to use the trademarked Advanced International Organizing Professional (AIOP™) designation on your business cards, website, resume, and more. Get a certification that's noticed and respected!
Full Course Outline
Here's a detailed outline of all topics you'll learn in the professional organizing certification course.
Unit A: Introduction to Professional Organizing
This first unit will introduce you to the inspiring field of professional organizing. Discover the responsibilities and ideal characteristics of a professional in this role, and the different career paths that can be pursued with a professional organizer certification. Explore key organization principles including a three-step process to achieving order in the home, and learn how to choose your starting point. Learn how vital a professional organizer is in eliminating chaos and helping clients break poor habits.
Unit B: Planning
In this unit, you'll learn in depth theory of professional organizing. You'll dive head first into floor planning, which is one of the more challenging areas of a professional organizer's job. Don't worry, you'll become an expert in this area before you finish the unit! You'll also explore overall space planning theory, and learn how to select furniture to fit a space.
Unit C: Organizing spaces
In this unit you'll explore the unique challenges of organizing different types of spaces. You wouldn't organize a kitchen in the same way you'd organize a bedroom! Each room has its unique organizing challenges and requirements. Start applying your knowledge of previous units as you dive into organizing each space.
Unit D: Working as an Organizer
This hands-on unit will help you develop the skills you'll need to work with clients effectively and respectfully, and to develop personalized plans for a wide range of personalities and lifestyles.
Unit E: Optional Business Unit
If you plan on launching your own Professional Organizing business, don't skip this unit!
Your Professional Organizing Tutor
When you enroll in the professional organizing course, you'll be paired with a personal tutor who will follow your progress through the course and mentor you along the way. QC's tutors are design industry experts currently working as professional organizers, so they're up to date on industry standards and trends, and are uniquely qualified to help you launch your own business!
Your Professional Organizer Certification
Upon successful completion of this course, you'll receive your Advanced International Organizing Professional (AIOP™) certification. This certification is yours forever. Use it as proof of competency with future clients and/or employers.
Your professional designation is a great way to set yourself from the competition. Display it proudly on your business cards, marketing materials, website, and anywhere else you advertise your services!
Starting a new career can be scary. But don't worry! Once you enroll in QC's Professional Organizer Course, you'll be protected by QC's money-back guarantee!
Once your enrollment has been processed, you have 21 days to review the course materials and decide whether you want to take the course. If you decide this course isn't the right course for you, simply contact the school for a refund! As long as you haven't submitted any work to your tutor yet, your tuition will be refunded in full!
Additional information on QC's money back guarantees is available in your enrollment agreement.
Start your online professional organizer training today
and launch an exciting, rewarding career!