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If you have a talent for organizing and want to find out how to set up your own Professional Organizing business, then this course is where you need to begin. Not only will answers be provided on what a professional organizer is, potential earnings and possible clientele, and various organizing tips;  this course will also provide information about available resources and how to begin the nuts and bolts of writing up your business goals. Provided Marketing strategies and tips will wrap up this informative course and get you ready to begin!
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what a professional organizer does.
  • Describe essential characteristics of a successful professional organizer.
  • Define popular organizing techniques.
  • Describe how to organize the individual.
  • Describe how to organize a home.
  • Describe how to organize a business.
  • Describe the requirements for starting an organizing business.
  • Describe marketing a professional organizing business, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 
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Lesson 1- What Is a Professional Organizer?

This introductory lesson will first go over the who, what, when, where, and why of becoming/being a professional organizer. 80 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Video: Professional Organizer Career Information
  • Take Poll: Why are you taking this course?
  • Take Survey: Course Background Information Survey
  • Complete: Assignment 1: Why do you want to be a Professional Organizer
  • Complete: Quiz 1 On What is a Professional Organizer?

Lesson 2 - Essential Characteristics of a Successful Professional Organizer

In this lesson, we will explore the skills needed to become a professional organizer. 110 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Article: OnlineOrganizing.com
  • Take Poll: An Organizer's Background
  • Take Survey: Needs Assessment Survey (Start of Course)
  • Complete: Assignment 2A: The Importance of Listening and Hearing Skills
  • Complete: Assignment 2B: Applying Skills
  • Complete: Quiz 2 On Essential Skills

Lesson 3 - Popular Organizing Techniques

In this lesson, we will go over four popular organizing techniques that a professional organizer must be familiar with. This will include filing systems, successful ways to attack your day, tips for dealing with clutter, and keeping your finances in order 75 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review Article: FileSolutions Filing Systems
  • Review Article: The Container Store
  • Review Article: Stacks & Stacks
  • Review Article: Check Lists
  • Review Article: Organized Home
  • Review Article: 8 Rules for Ditching Sentimental Clutter
  • Complete: Assignment 3: Your Organizational Technique
  • Complete: Quiz 3 On Organizational Techniques

Lesson 4- How to Organize the Individual

In this lesson, we will go over some organizing techniques used by professional organizers to organize the individual. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: Organize My Life
  • Review Article: Organizing Tips for the Individual
  • Review Article: The Paper Tiger
  • Review Article: FlyLady
  • Complete: Assignment 4: Ideas for Personal Organization
  • Complete: Assignment 4A
  • Complete: Assignment 4B: Unique Personal Solutions
  • Complete: Quiz 4 On Personal Organization

Lesson 5- How to Organize a Home

In this lesson, we will go over some organizing techniques used to organize a home, such as: dealing with clutter, creating a system for your mail, keeping closets organized, getting your kitchen cabinets and drawers in order, etc. 75 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review Article: Stacks & Stacks
  • Review Article: Bludot
  • Review Article: CableOrganizer
  • Review Article: Easy Closets
  • Review Article: Home Decor Contemporary
  • Review Article: My Home Ideas
  • Review Article: Organized Home
  • Review Article: Staged Homes
  • Review Article: Ideas for Organizing Kid's Areas
  • Review Article: Design sponge
  • Review Article: Pinterest
  • Review Video: Organizing a Small Kitchen: Before and After
  • Complete: Assignment 5: Search for Storage Ideas
  • Complete: Quiz 5 On Organizing The Home

Lesson 6 - How to Organize a Business

In this lesson, we will go over some techniques used to organize a business, such as: creating a filing system that works [different from a personal system], scheduling clients/appointments, not double-booking, keeping up with office supplies. 75 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: FileSolutions Filing Systems
  • Review Article: 25 Quick Office Organizing Tips
  • Review Video: Organizing a Home Office
  • Review Video: Office Organization
  • Complete: Assignment 6: How To Organize a Business Ideas
  • Complete: Quiz 6 On Organizing a Business

Lesson 7- Everything You Need To Start Your Own Professional Organizing Business

In this lesson we will provide a list of several different sources you can rely on to become a successful professional organizer. This will include print and internet resources, as well as professional organizations and small business information. 25 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: OnlineOrganizing.com
  • Review Article: Estate Organization Portfolio
  • Complete: Assignment 7: Expand Your Inventory

Lesson 8 - Setting Up Your Professional Organizing Business

In this lesson, we will go over time management, pricing, sample contracts, and keeping your books. 105 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Find or Start a MeetUp Group
  • Review Article: Business Contract
  • Review Video: Professional Organizer Career Information
  • Complete: Assignment 8A: Begin to Set Up Your Business
  • Complete: Assignment 8b
  • Complete: Quiz 7 On Setting Up a Business

Lesson 9 - Marketing Your Professional Organizing Business

This lesson will include a sample marketing plan, different marketing techniques, creative ways to sell your services, and ways to get exposure/publicity on a shoe-string budget. 50 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Free Business Cards
  • Review Article: Being a Professional Organizer
  • Review Article: How to Market a Professional Organizer Business
  • Complete: Assignment 9(A): Advertising Ideas
  • Complete: Assignment 9 (B): Your Marketing Plan

Lesson 10 - Conclusion

This will include a brief summary of the different information that has been covered in this course, as well as a bulleted list of things the reader should now be able to accomplish with little to no trouble. 85 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Video: Home Organization
  • Review Video: Organizing
  • Take Poll: What type of professional organizing will you pursue?
  • Take Survey: Needs Assessment Survey (End of Course)
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Final Review
785
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Professional Organizer Training
Course Number: 30140
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Cathleen Chouinard
Syllabus: View Syllabus
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Course Fee: $55.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $80.00

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Student Testimonials

  • "Every part of this course was helpful. I am very excited to get started with my business!" -- Anna S.
  • "What was most helpful was the marketing and advertizing section. I had to do a lot of research to put a marketing plan together, which helped me focus on what I wanted to do." -- Birgitte K.
  • "The instructor is very good about responding quickly and she takes time to personalize her comments....Very good course. I really learned a lot and was challenged to get to work." -- Debra B.
  • "I found it all helpful....It was a course that gets you to realize that you need to be creative and think on your feet and never stop learning or finding new ways to solve problems and grow. The instructor was very friendly and helpful; a talented teacher." -- Vikki G.
  • "I really did enjoy the instructor, she was very personal, after awhile I felt as if I knew her." -- Julia G.
  • "Thank you for this experience. I learned a lot and now have a much better understanding of what it takes to become a Professional Organizer. Thank you." -- Jaclyn B.
  • "The instructor was great, help and was very quickly respond." -- Juliana K.
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