What does it mean to be a "Certified" Professional Organizer?

In February 2019 Charlottesville Organizing’s lead organizer, Keri-Ann Byrne, passed the CPO exam to become a Certified Professional Organizer. NAPO, the National Association of Productivity & Organizing Professionals explains what this certification means:

“CPOs earn their credential by proving they embody the founding principles, have requisite experience, adhere to the BCPO Code of Ethics, and comprehend the entire Body of Knowledge required to pass the Board of Certification of Professional Organizers (BCPO) examination.


The CPO credential distinguishes professional organizers who have documented a specific number of paid hours in which they are transferring organizing skills to the client, and passed the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO®) examination.

CPOs have proven they are dedicated to the profession and serious about their work. By maintaining CPO status, they are demonstrating a strong commitment to ethics and education.”

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