The Trained Professional Organizer Program is a rewarding learning experience led by professional organizers and subject matter experts. It consists of a mixture of recorded courses and live Zoom classes, and covers a wide range of business development and organizing topics.

By completing the core courses along with 2 of the electives listed on the Courses Page, POC members are eligible to write the Trained Professional Organizer Exam*. Successful candidates receive a certificate as a graduate of the program and may identify themselves as a POC Trained Professional Organizer**.

Exams are typically offered twice per year; in the spring hosted by local chapters and in the Fall at the Annual Conference/Summit.

* While the completion of the courses is mandatory to write the exam, POC members who have been a member for a minimum of the past 3 consecutive years are eligible to challenge the exam.

** 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.

Congratulations to those who passed the Fall 2021 TPO exam!

Kim FisherStephanie LabergeKanan Patel
Chelsea GrahamAllison LandryShannon Tabor
Irene Harvey HakesleyLouise NettletonManon Tetreault
Marianella HuaringaKimberly OgborneJessica Verver
Cathy Johnston

To see what POC training courses are currently being offered and to register, visit the Courses page.


Recorded Courses

Members: $70.00
Non-members: $98.00
Prices do not include GST/HST

Zoom Courses

Members: $70.00
Non-members: $98.00
Prices do not include GST/HST

NOTE: POC members should login before registering to benefit from discounted member rates.

TPO Exam

POC members who have taken all core courses plus 2 of the elective courses are eligible to write the exam at the regular price of $150.00 + GST/HST.

POC members who have not taken all the required courses but have been a member for a minimum for the past 3 consecutive years can challenge the exam at the price of $350.00 + GST/HST.

2022 Exam Dates

Spring: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 1:00pm – 2:00pm Eastern
Fall: Wednesday, October 26, 2022 12:00pm – 1:00pm Eastern