Trained Professional Organizer Program

Any POC member who completes the 10 Core classes and at least 2 of the Specialty classes is eligible to write the TPO exam. Upon successful completion of the exam, the member receives a certificate as a graduate of the program – POC Trained Professional Organizer.

The program currently 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
110E-Boundaries and Ethics **Note: this class has been replaced by course 111E below **
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 - Home Office