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Specialist Certificate: Life Transitions


Life transitions are challenging because they force us to let go of the familiar and face the future with a feeling of vulnerability. Whether positive or negative, life transitions can force us to adjust to new ways of living, being and working, at least temporarily. How to deal with life transitions can be quite challenging. This Track is designed to provide support, ideas and tools for PO’s/PC’s to help their clients face these challenges, either at home or work. This Track will strengthen your foundation and equip you with skills to share with your clients and skills for coping as you work through the transition. Choosing classes from each division will equip the residential organizer with a well-rounded diversity of knowledge.

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:

Additional Course Information
  • Some courses are also listed on the Workplace Productivity and Residential Organizing Specialist Certificate Tracks. Two of the courses may be applied to two  tracks - usually the client interaction courses. 
  • To qualify, courses must have been taken within a 2-year window, prior to submitting your NAPO Specialist Certificate application.

Purchase Options
  • Purchase Classes Individually: The cost of coursework for each certificate begins around $350 for the on-demand sessions. Click the links above for individual class pricing.
    • On-demand (OD) classes range in price from $90 to $180 for NAPO members.
    • Conference Recordings (CR) are priced at $15 each for NAPO members. (If you are a member of a NAPO chapter who has purchased the Conference Records then you will be automatically granted access to these recordings at no cost. If a class was taken at conference, your cost would be zero.)
  • Specialist Certificate Bundle: 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.
  • E-Learning Advantage Bundle: 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 $899.

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 AH Validation Services.

Note: Your completed application for the NAPO Specialist Certificate is subject to detailed audit.