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What's "NAPO"?

The National Organization of Productivity & Organizing (NAPO) is an organization started in 1983 by a group of women in Los Angeles, CA with the purpose of exchanging ideas in the emerging field of organizing services.  Today, NAPO has 3,500+ members worldwide, "dedicated to helping people and organizations bring order and efficiency to their lives".  

NAPO Certification

To become a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), one must meet eligibility through education requirements, pass the CPO exam, adhere to the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers Code of Ethics, and complete a minimum required number of hours of paid work. It takes a minimum of five years to become a CPO and meet all eligibility requirements. 

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NAPO also offers several "Specialist" certificates based on completion of specific coursework. Residential Organizing is one such certificate. 

Is Michelle Jensen a CPO?

Although I am a member of NAPO and abide by the NAPO Code of Ethics, I am not a CPO.  I successfully obtained a NAPO "Specialist Certificate" in residential organizing after taking 30 hours of test-based training.  Check here for my NAPO profile showing my college / educational background and the organizing services I offer.