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Specialist Certificate: Brain-Based Conditions

The Brain-Based Conditions Specialist Certificate will help Professional Organizers and Productivity Consultants develop a foundational knowledge for working with clients experiencing symptoms or having diagnoses of brain based conditions. NAPO Education's Team of Experts has defined a brain-based condition (BBC) as anything that causes a person to have ongoing difficulty or challenging differences with cognition, emotion, socialization, or behavior.

Learning Objectives 
After completion of this Specialist Certificate, participants will be able to...
  1. Clarify the ethics and boundaries of competence of the PO/PC (education of clients, referrals) working with clients living with BBC
  2. Identify physical, mental, emotional, and environmental challenges that may impact daily living
  3. Understand behaviors and symptoms that client may be living with
  4. Develop working vocabulary (definitions, terminology) and deepen understanding of the stigma of conditions and symptoms
  5. Provide "person-first" language and empowering strategies to talk with clients about symptoms and conditions

Once you have completed the courses for a NAPO Specialist Certificate, you hold a certificate but you are not “certified” and may not describe yourself as such.

Course Requirements

You must be a
NAPO Professional Member to obtain a Specialist Certificate.
You must complete a minimum of eight (8) courses in the following:

Core Courses (All 4 Required)
Client Interaction Courses (Both Courses Required)

Skills Courses
(Choose a Minimum of 2 Skills Courses)

Additional Course Information
  • Some courses are listed in multiple Specialist Certificate tracks. Two of the courses may be applied to no more than two tracks. 
  • To qualify, courses must have been taken within a 2-year window, prior to submitting your NAPO Specialist Certificate application.

Purchase Options
Course Collection Bundle E-Learning Advantage Bundle
Purchase  Individually
Specialist Certificate bundles can be purchased at $325 for members. These bundles include all of the classes listed on the tracking worksheet, which allows you to complete the 8 required classes plus all of the other classes listed above. If you are interested in earning all NAPO Specialist Certificates (Household Management, Life Transitions, Residential Organizing, and Workplace Productivity) we suggest you review the benefits of the E-Learning Advantage priced at $1099. The cost of coursework for each certificate begins around $350 for the on-demand sessions. Click the course links above for individual class pricing.

Applying for Your Certificate

To Obtain Your Certificate
  • Complete the required specialist certificate courses
  • Complete the NAPO Specialist Certificate application located below.
  • You must be a Professional Member in good standing at the time of application.

Application Review
Your application will be reviewed. If the NAPO Specialist Certificate requirements are met, you will be sent your NAPO Specialist Certificate digital web badge from NAPO Digital Badging. 

NAPO Digital Badging

What is a Digital Badge?
A digital badge is a validated indicator of accomplishment, skill, quality, or interest that can be earned in many learning environments.* NAPO issues digital badges to Specialist Certificate holders and CPOs to make it easier for you to provide validation of earned certificates and credentials to your clients and colleagues.

In order to make your clients aware of your specialized education and/or CPO status, these digital badges can be shared via digital media platforms, as part of your email signature, or on your website. When someone clicks on the badge image, the link will bring them to your personal validation page on the NAPO Digital Badging website which provides official confirmation of your certificate status.

* Click here for more information on Digital Badging