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The BCPO® Mission

The Board of Certification for Professional Organizers® (BCPO®) is the not-for-profit certifying body whose mission is to advance the credibility and ethical standards of the organizing and productivity industry by establishing and maintaining a professional credential by:

  • identifying a body of knowledge directly related to the organizing profession
  • establishing a consistent standard of education and experience required for certification
  • advancing the practice of professional organizing
  • increasing the value of organizing practitioners to their clients
  • recognizing and raising industry standards, practices and ethics
  • fostering continued development of expertise in the teaching, training, transfer and demonstration of higher-level organizing skills

Our Affiliates

National Association of Professional Organizers

The National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), The Organizing Authority®, is a group of professional organizers dedicated to helping individuals and businesses bring order and efficiency to their lives. NAPO’s vision is to have the world recognize the value of organizing and turn to NAPO as the leading organizing authority. NAPO’s mission is to develop, lead, and promote professional organizers and the organizing industry.

NAPO is affiliated with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD, formerly NSGCD), the Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) and the National Association of Senior Move Managers (NASMM). In 2007, NAPO, NSGCD, and POC formed the International Federation of Professional Organizing Associations (IFPOA). The Australasian Association of Professional Organisers (AAPO) joined the IFPOA in 2008, the Nederlandse Beroepsvereniging van Professional Organizers (NBPO) joined the IFPOA in 2009 and the Japanese Association of Life Organizers (JALO) joined in 2011.

As the oldest and largest professional association for professional organizers in the world, NAPO sponsored the launch of BCPO® and the CPO® examination, an independent certification program for the entire organizing industry.

Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc.

Schroeder Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT) is BCPO's testing service and administers the BCPO certification program. SMT is an established full-service international testing company serving the needs of licensing boards and credentialing agencies with a wide range of test development and computer-based administration services at testing centers across North America. SMT's testing products and services are the finest available and are designed to serve SMT's clients by using the most appropriate psychometric and technological approaches available.

The Development of BCPO®

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