Trained Professional Organizer Program

The basic education credit program is comprised of a series of classes taught by experienced POC members. In most cases, classes are delivered over the phone, though some are taught “live” at our annual Conference. Courses cover residential and business organizing, safety, basic marketing, assessments, working with children and seniors, as well as many other topics.

Currently, the program consists of the following courses:

Core Classes

101E - Introduction to Professional Organizing and POC Code of Ethics
102E - The Assessment
103E - Fees and Billings
104E - Basic Residential Organizing
105E - Marketing and PR for Organizers
106E - Organizing Tools
107E - Basic Office Organizing
108E - Working with the Chronically Disorganized
109E - Safety Issues and Procedures
111E - Starting an Organizing Business - Boundaries and Business Practices (formerly 110E)

Specialty Classes


201E - Working with Seniors
202E - Working with Children
203E - Room-by-Room Organizing
204E - Family Management
205E - Closet and Pantry Organizing


211E - Filing Systems
212E - Time Management
213E - Contact Management **NOTE: this class is temporarily unavailable**
220E - Setting Up a Home Office

Classes are offered on a rotating basis. Some courses may be suggested as prerequisites to others.