What is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO)®?

What is a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®)

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.


Why Hire a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO)?

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.


All CPOs have agreed to adhere to the BCPO Code of Ethics for Certified Professional Organizers®. This enhances individual performance because CPOs are held accountable to the Code in more than one way. CPOs made aware of an act or omission of another CPO in violation of the Code are required to report it to the Professional Practices Committee. Complaints may also be filed by the public.



The BCPO® Accreditation Status

BCPO follows the accreditation guidelines set forth by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). CPO is the only professional organizing credential that follows the NCCA accreditation guidelinesBCPO is in the process of qualifying for full accreditation. The rigorous BCPO standards and criteria will continually improve the practices and core competencies of the organizing and productivity industry.


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