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|NAPO Specialist Certificates FAQ|
NAPO Specialist Certificate Program vs. The CPO® (Certified Professional Organizer) Credential
IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you have completed the courses for a NAPO Specialist Certificate, you hold a certificate but you are not “certified” and may not describe yourself as such.
Is there simple way to track what classes I have taken that will count towards a NAPO Specialist Certificate?
Yes, the Tracking Worksheets show which classes can be used to earn your certificate and the platform on which the classes are delivered (e.g., OnDemand or Live). Use them to help you track your progress towards earning your certificate.
Depending on the NAPO University classes you have taken already, you may find that purchasing a NAPO Education bundle is the most cost-effective way to take the classes you need to earn your certificate. You can see more information below about the bundles.
In the Tracking Worksheets, you're instructed to add code words. Not all classes contain code words, but most of them do. Feel free to leave blank those classes which do not have code words.
Yes, if you've attended a session within the last two years at a NAPO Conference that is now offered as a class towards a NAPO Specialist Certificate, and you have your certificate of attendance for that particular session.Can I use the Conference recordings that my chapter purchased?
All classes have to be taken and documented through NAPO University. If your chapter purchased the Conference recordings and one of those classes is now offered as a class towards a NAPO Specialist Certificate, you would be able to listen to it through NAPO University.
No, you cannot download a NAPO University class to watch or listen to at a later time. In order to receive credit for the class and maintain our intellectual property policies, classes will retain their streaming format and will not be available for download.
Yes, you may use courses for the NAPO Specialist Certificate and for CPO credit hours (as long as they are eligible according to the BCPO Handbook).
No, it will not. When you earn a NAPO Specialist Certificate it does not require any upkeep or renewal.
How do I receive my NAPO Specialist Certificate?
The E-Learning Advantage Bundle includes all NAPO University offerings except Live classes (i.e., On-Demand NAPO University Classes and Conference Recordings) at a substantial discount. Please note: most of the Live classes eligible for NAPO Specialist Certificate credit are offered as On Demand as well. Click here to view the bundle.