Specialist Certificate: Residential Organizing


Ready to dive deeper into the residential world of organizing? The Residential Organizing track will strengthen your foundation in residential organizing by means of three basic class divisions. Choosing classes from each division will equip the residential organizer with a well-rounded diversity of knowledge: 
  • The Core classes focus on factors affecting the development and management of your business. 
  • The Client Interaction classes focus on ways in which you interpersonally relate to your clients through recognition and boundaries and help you to connect with your clients to provide a teaching environment. 
  • The Skills classes offer a variety of subjects to sharpen already present skill-sets or to add new tools to your toolbox to expand your marketability. 
To earn the NAPO Specialist Certificate in Residential Organizing, you must complete a minimum of eight (8) courses in the following:
Additional course requirements:
- Some courses are listed in both the Workplace Productivity and Residential Organizing Specialist Certificates. Two of the courses may be applied to both the Workplace Productivity and Residential Organizing tracks.
- To qualify, courses must have been taken within a 2-year window, prior to submitting your NAPO Specialist Certificate application.* 

Applying for your Certificate

Upon completion of the required specialist certificate courses, you can apply for the NAPO Specialist Certificate:
- Complete the NAPO Specialist Certificate application located below.
- You must be a Professional Member in good standing at the time of application. 

Your application will be reviewed. If the NAPO Specialist Certificate requirements are met, you will be sent your NAPO Specialist Certificate digital web badge within 7 days of receipt of your application. Please note that your completed application for the NAPO Specialist Certificate is subject to detailed audit.

NAPO Specialist Certificates - Introductory Roll-out Window
*NAPO is kicking off the NAPO Specialist Certificate Program with an Introductory NAPO Specialist Certificate Roll-out Window.
  • For the 90-day period between September 12 and December 12, 2016, the standard required classes must have been taken within 2 years of application submission date for the NAPO Specialist Certificate requirement” will be waived,
  • After December 12, 2016, all NAPO Specialist Certificate Applications will have a requirement that all classes must have been taken within 2 years of the application submission date.
  • Any applicants for a Specialist Certificate who wish to use their NAPO Chapter CDs and listen to a conference recording included in the Specialist Certificate curriculum will have to do so before the December 12, 2016 close of the roll-out window.
Before Dec. 12
Conference recordings that were selected for the Specialist Tracks that have been listened to by an individual can be accepted; however, they must be able to be verified by one of three ways:
1) If they attended a previous conference, their evaluations would be proof of attendance
2) If they purchased conference CD's on their own, NAPO would have record of their purchase.
3) If they belong to a chapter that purchased the CD's, NAPO would have record if the chapter purchased them and if they were members of the chapter.
Any person checking off the course when applying for a certificate needs to know that if they were to get audited they would need to be accountable for the classes one of these ways.
After Dec. 12
Any conference recording that goes back beyond two years no longer counts because there was a 90 day grace period to use them. When someone applies for a Specialist Track from this point going forward, their classes have to all have been taken in a two year period and have to be done and documented through NAPO University.

Act now to be included in the inaugural group of NAPO Specialists!

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Note: In the attached Tracking Worksheet, you're instructed to add code words. Not all classes contain code words, but most of them do. Feel free to leave blank those classes which do not have code words.