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Education Requirements for Professional Organizers

Are you ready to start a rewarding career in professional organizing? If so, you need to get professional training that will set you up for success in your role!

A post-secondary degree is not required to work as a professional organizer. Training is an important first step as it will allow you to provide clients with professional advice and effective organizing techniques, but you can learn everything you need to know from a professional organizing certification course.

The professional organizing course will teach you all of the organizing principles and implementation skills you need in order to be successful in this industry. Most certification courses can be completed in less than a year and offer career-ready training so you can begin working right away.

What You Can Do with a Professional Organizing Certification

As a certified professional organizer, you can either start your own business or work for an existing company. You’ll be working in environments that require controlled techniques and ideas to streamline organization systems. Most clients will feel overwhelmed by their disorganization, but that’s why they will hire you!

With your skills in identifying causes of disorganization, you’ll be able to help clients understand how their space has come into disarray and provide solutions based on each client’s individual needs. You’ll create floorplans and furniture arrangements, assess the value of items in the home, declutter, and implement new systems to help with day-to-day organization.

Benefits of Learning Online

With QC’s online Professional Organizing course, you can earn your certification in as little as 3-6 months working on your course a few hours per week. You’ll study on your own schedule and at your own pace, submitting assignments as you complete them. You’ll study with digital and physical materials, with all of your texts and assignments available in the Online Student Center.

Once you submit each unit, your personal tutor will provide you with detailed audio feedback on every assignment. They’ll break down what you did well, and let you know which areas could be improved. Your tutor will give you personalized guidance and examples on how you could improve.

What You’ll Learn

Your professional organizing course will teach you how to bring order and productivity into homes and office spaces. You’ll learn how to connect with clients and identify causes of disorganization. You’ll also practice drawing floorplans and create designs that maximize efficiency for your clients.

QC’s Professional Organizing course comes with full business training that will teach you how to start and manage your own business. Discover how to market your organizing skills, how to charge for your design services, and create custom packages based on each client’s needs.

What You’ll Do

  • Coordinate project tasks and timelines
  • Understand causes and identify organizational problems
  • Declutter and assess the value of belongings
  • Coordinate garage and estate sales
  • Create floorplans and furniture arrangements
  • Purchase furnishings to aid in organization
  • Use organizing principles to create new systems
  • Help clients adjust to new systems and habits
  • And much, much more!

What You Won’t Do

  • Provide counselling services to clients and families

Sample Assignment

Throughout your course, you’ll complete hands-on assignments based on client scenarios to help you identify problem areas and solutions. You’ll refer to your course texts to answer each question correctly, providing examples and ideas when prompted.

In the sample assignment below, you’ll work with a client who doesn’t prioritize the organization of her apartment. You’ll need to create an inventory of the client’s belongings, decide what needs to be decluttered, and implement storage systems and processes to help your client stay organized easily.

What You’ll Get

Once you graduate from your course, you’ll receive your certification and professional designation of Advanced International Organizing Professional (AIOP). This certification is yours to use for the rest of your career with no additional costs or fees.

You’ll have lifetime access to the Online Student Center where you can find up-to-date course texts, free business templates, create a professional profile, and submit your work to the student showcase. You can also receive a 50% discount on any additional design courses you wish to enroll in!


Enroll with QC Design School and earn your professional organizing certification in 3-6 months, working on your own schedule and at your own pace. QC’s student support specialists will help you every step of the way. Graduate and start an exciting career that you’ll love!