Great news! NAPO has released the requirements that professional organizers will need to meet in order to be eligible to take the new certification test. I'm looking forward to being able to earn a certification that demonstrates not only mastery of a core set of professional organizing skills, but also offers some level of assurance to clients that I am dedicated to ensuring I'm qualified to guide them in achieve their goals.
Pursuing certification is a great way to show your commitment to the profession and to your clients! I love that the capability to transfer skills to clients is a key criteria for eligibility. Just neatening up a space is only a bandaid, not a cure. Facilitating change in habits and transferring skills is critical to truly helping others get organized. As Jessica Duquette says, "it's not about the stuff"