Course and Exam Policies
POC offers a number of Zoom courses, recorded courses and a Trained Professional Organizers exam. This page contains important information about the policies and procedures for these educational offerings.
Zoom Course Information
Trained Professional Organizer (TPO) Exam Information
- Completion of all core classes and any two (2) specialty classes is mandatory in order to write the exam. POC members who have been a member for a minimum of the past 3 consecutive years can challenge the exam.
- Only POC members are eligible to write the Trained Professional Organizer Exam. Become a member.
- Exams are currently held twice per year, in the Spring and in the Fall. Exams are currently done online via Zoom.
- Registration closes approximately 5 days before the day of the scheduled exam.
- No late registrations will be accepted.
- Transfers / refunds will only be provided in cases of:
- POC error;
- accident causing bodily harm;
- a death in the family.
- Waitlists cannot be accommodated; sign up early to avoid disappointment.
- Correspondence will be directed ONLY to the address in your POC profile.
Please note: The POC Trained Professional Organizer program is a TRAINING program, not an ACCREDITATION program, and as such does not entitle the organizer to use words such as certified, endorsed, authorized, accredited, or qualified Professional Organizer in their marketing material, or the initials TPO following their name.
“Accommodation” refers to any service, equipment, or special arrangement that is put in place to support learners with a documented disability that affects their ability to function in an academic setting. If you need accommodation for a POC course or the TPO exam, please contact the Director of Education at email@example.com as soon as possible with your accommodation request.
Start times for all courses are listed in Eastern Time (ET). The following chart serves as a guideline only. Please check how the Eastern Time zone compares to yours. It is especially important to be aware of how seasonal time changes affect check-in times as Saskatchewan, for example, does not observe daylight savings. Those connecting from out of the country will also need to determine the time difference between ET and their location. Various online sites are available to assist with time zone calculations.
|Pacific - BC||Mountain Alberta & Saskatchewan in summer||Central Manitoba & Saskatchewan in winter||Eastern Ontario Québec||Atlantic NB, NS, PEI, Labrador||Newfoundland|
|7:00am (7:00)||8:00am (8:00)||9:00am (9:00)||10:00am (10:00)||11:00am (11:00)||11:30am (11:30)|
|10:00am (10:00)||11:00am (11:00)||12:00pm (12:00)||1:00pm (13:00)||2:00pm (14:00)||2:30pm (14:30)|
|5:00pm (17:00)||6:00pm (18:00)||7:00pm (19:00)||8:00pm (20:00)||9:00pm (21:00)||9:30pm (21:30)|
|6:30pm (18:30)||7:30pm (19:30)||8:30pm (20:30)||9:30pm (21:30)||10:30pm (22:30)||11:00pm (23:00)|
POC reserves the right to cancel courses that do not have the minimum number of registrants. If a course is cancelled you will receive a credit that can be used towards another course in the future.