Professional Practices Coursework

Professional Practices Coursework

The Professional Practices Coursework was developed by NAPO to cover the fundamental principles, skills, and ethical standards for Organizing and Productivity Professionals. The courses are designed for all levels of professional organizers: the beginner seeking a good foundation in organizing principles, the intermediate organizer who understands practice and wants to understand theory, and the advanced organizer seeking to build upon experience and knowledge.

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To ensure a common knowledge base and ethical standards for all NAPO members, all Provisional Members are required to complete the Professional Practices Coursework to advance to Professional Member status. Becoming a Professional Member of NAPO unlocks additional benefits, including a profile on the Professional Directory and the ability to earn Specialist Certificates, become a NAPO University instructor, join a Special Interest Group, and vote in Board elections.

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The Professional Practices Coursework includes:
Fundamental Organizing and Productivity Principles

Drawing on case studies and tried-and-true methods commonly used in practice, this course introduces the core concepts behind categorizing, sorting, and the disposal of excess; paper and time management, space utilization and workflow, and an overview of client types.

Instructor: Debbie Stanley / CEUs: 6

Fundamental Organizing and Productivity Skills

Introducing numerous tools and products and utilizing real life case studies, this course reviews the essential skills and practical language that organizing professionals use in their practices with residential and business clients.

Instructor: Perri Kersh / CEUs: 3.5

Ethics for Professional Organizers and Productivity Specialists 

Understand the NAPO Code of Ethics by applying each of the code’s concepts to real-life situations faced by professionals in the field. Concepts include ethical behavior towards colleagues, the public, and clients; and the ethical and legal use of intellectual property.

Instructor: Ellen Delap / CEUs: 1

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Purchase the “Going Pro” Bundle & Save 50%

The “Going-Pro” Bundle includes all three Professional Practices Courses and provides 1 (one) full year of access to all three courses. This bundle is only available to NAPO members and does not include live webinars. Non-members may purchase courses individually. 

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