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 and in the fall.

* 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 2023 TPO exam!

Danielle BendaCelya MaloumAshley Sirianni
Caroline BujoldJohanne MarierElizabeth Toward
Jennifer D'EgidioTeresa PowellElizabeth Valiaho
Xiao HuAshley QueenSandra Wind

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.

Trained Professional Organizer Exam

Who Writes the Test?

POC members who have taken all core courses plus 2 of the elective courses are eligible to write the exam. The fee to write the exam is $150 + 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. Cost to challenge the exam is $350 + GST/HST.
If you have questions regarding your eligibility, please contact

Test Format

This is a multiple choice exam, proctored virtually via Zoom for 60 minutes. There are 5 questions per course. You will be required to be on camera for the entire exam. The test is to be completed without the use of any reference materials or notes.

Your device will need to meet the following technical requirements:

  • Functional camera and microphone
  • Recommended Upload Speed: 10Mbps
  • Recommended Download Speed: 25Mbps
  • Recommended Latency: <30ms

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How to Prepare for the Exam

The multiple choice questions will cover the material from the core courses of the Trained Professional Organizer Program.

Test Evaluation

Successful completion of the exam requires a minimum grade of 70%. Each question is weighted equally. Your results will be emailed to you within 30 days of the exam date. If you are not successful in the exam, you can register and pay to take the exam during a future offering.

Accommodation Policy

“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 as soon as possible with your accommodation request.

2024 Exam Dates

Wednesday, June 19th at 1pm Eastern

Registration is now open.

TPO Exam Q&A Zoom Session

Have questions about the upcoming TPO exam? Or questions about content from any of the TPO recorded or Zoom courses?

Join POC’s Director of Education, Allison Wiegensberg, Chair of the POC Education Committee, Hilda Rodgers, several TPO course facilitators, and a few members of the Education Committee for a free live Q&A session on Zoom!

Next session is June 4th at 8:00pm Eastern

Registration is now open.