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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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Course Lessons

  • 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.
  • Lesson 2 - Essential Characteristics of a Successful Professional Organizer

    In this lesson, we will explore the skills needed to become a professional organizer.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Lesson 8 - Setting Up Your Professional Organizing Business

    In this lesson, we will go over time management, pricing, sample contracts, and keeping your books.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Course Title: Professional Organizer Training
Course Number: 30140
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.0 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CEU Standard: Course Adheres to the ANSI/IACET 1-2007 Standard
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET), 1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 500, McLean, VA 22102.
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
Course Review: Read Editorial Review
Course Fee: $44.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $69.00

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.
Assignment 1: Why do you want to be a Professional OrganizerAssignment25
Quiz 1 On What is a Professional Organizer?Exam55
Assignment 2A: The Importance of Listening and Hearing SkillsAssignment25
Assignment 2B: Applying SkillsAssignment25
Quiz 2 On Essential SkillsExam60
Assignment 3: Your Organizational TechniqueAssignment25
Quiz 3 On Organizational TechniquesExam50
Assignment 4: Ideas for Personal OrganizationAssignment25
Assignment 4AAssignment10
Assignment 4B: Unique Personal SolutionsAssignment10
Quiz 4 On Personal OrganizationExam60
Assignment 5: Search for Storage IdeasAssignment25
Quiz 5 On Organizing The HomeExam50
Assignment 6: How To Organize a Business IdeasAssignment25
Quiz 6 On Organizing a BusinessExam50
Assignment 7: Expand Your InventoryAssignment25
Assignment 8A: Begin to Set Up Your BusinessAssignment25
Assignment 8bAssignment20
Quiz 7 On Setting Up a BusinessExam60
Assignment 9(A): Advertising IdeasAssignment25
Assignment 9 (B): Your Marketing PlanAssignment25
Final ReviewExam85
Total Points:785

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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