Archive for the ‘Certifications’ Category

One More Open Spot in the CPO Study Group

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Are you considering sitting for the Certified Professional Organizer exam in June 2012?  If so, you may be interesting in joining the NAPO-WDC Chapter CPO Study Group.  The group is looking for one more member.  To participate you must agree to read books from the Board of Certified Professional Organizers (BCPO’s) suggested reference books list, take notes on the book, and present the highlights of the books to the others in the CPO Study Group.  Please contact the group leader, Kimberly Gleason, if you’re interested in joining to receive your book assignments.  She can be reached at or 703-967-3900.   

The group meets:

  • 2nd Thursday of every month through June 2012
  • 7:00 pm-8:30 pm
  • Wegman’s at Dulles 28 (Cafe seating area), 45131 Columbia Place; Sterling, VA 20166

Questions about sitting for the CPO examination can be directed to Heather Cocozza, PMP, CPO® at or 703-276-1243 ext. 2.

ICD Now Has Teleclasses Available for the Public

Monday, November 7th, 2011

As part of their commitment to providing information, organizing techniques and solutions to the public, the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD) is proud to announce that four teleclasses for the public are now available!

ICD’s award-winning teleclasses have historically been available to subscribers only. But now, four teleclasses have been rerecorded specifically for the general public and are available for only $10 per class.

The new teleclasses for the public include:

  • Understanding Chronic Disorganization presented by Lynne Johnson, CPO-CD®
  • Introduction to ADD presented by Denslow Brown, CPO-CD®
  • Introduction to ADD and Procrastination presented by Tiffany deSilva, CPO-CD®
  • Introduction to Hoarding presented by Geralin Thomas, CPO-CD®

To sign up for a public teleclass, go to the public teleclasses page of ICD’s website and pay the $10 teleclass fee. Within 48 hours of sign up, you will receive an email with instructions to access the recording. You will have a two-week window to listen to the class from the time you receive the access instructions. At the end of each class we will ask you to take a brief survey. Your feedback will help us continue to provide these teleclasses as a resource to the public.

If you are already an ICD subscriber, please let your clients and others know about this new resource.

They are very excited to be taking this important step in helping CD-affected individuals learn more about the issues which challenge disorganization.

Institute for Challenging Disorganization
1693 S. Hanley Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63144
Phone: (314) 416-2236

Join the CPO® Study Group!

Tuesday, October 25th, 2011

If you are working to become a CPO® and want to study with others doing so, join the CPO® study group!

Here are the details:

2nd Thursday of each month from Nov 2011 to June 2012

7pm to 8:30pm

Wegman’s at Dulles 28 (in the upstairs Café seating area)
45131 Columbia Place
Sterling, VA 20166

For more information, contact Kimberly Gleason at

CEU Credits for BCPO

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

With the Mid Atlantic Regional Conference for Professional Organizers (MARCPO) in the near future (10/15), now is a good time to review the Board of Certification for Professional Organizers (BCPO) Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

  • If you are a current Certified Professional Organizer® (CPO®), you need 45 CEUs for recertification.
  • If you are planning to sit for the CPO® exam, you may substitute 250 hours of the 1,500 required paid work hours with up to 250 hours of CEUs.

A course is eligible for BCPO CEU’s if it meets the following criteria:

1. At least 60 minutes long

2. Live class/course (whether in person, by phone, or online) OR it is an online learning module or recorded teleclass/webinar that provides proof of attendance/completion

3. Class/course that provides skills and knowledge that allow you to better serve your clients

Note: Courses focused on building and administering your business are not eligible.

For live classes/sessions, you still need to keep some documentation for your records such as registration confirmation, email thanking you for attending, email from the instructor, or course handouts. For any questions about BCPO CEU credits, contact NAPO-WDC BCPO Chapter Liaison, Heather Cocozza at 703-276-1243 ext 2 or

Congratulations to Cris Sgrott-Wheedleton and Alejandra Costello on becoming Certified Professional Organizers®!

Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

They are the newest CPO®’s in our chapter!  Whoo, hoo!

If you’re interested in finding out more information about becoming a CPO, or about the recertification process if you are already a CPO, you may participant in one of the conference calls below.


Everything You Wanted to Know About Certification But Didn’t Know Who to Ask!

Monday, August 29, 1-2 PM Eastern / 10-11 AM Pacific – NOTE:  The teleclass recording will be posted soon that you can access for free at

The Low-Down on CEU Eligibility

Wednesday, September 7, 7-8 PM Eastern / 4-5 PM Pacific


Thursday, September 8, 7-8 PM Eastern / 4-5 PM Pacific

Call-In Instructions

  • Call our toll-free dial-in number (U.S. and Canada): (888) 499-1692
  • When prompted, enter conference code: 2879455314#
  • Please dial in a few minutes early so we can start promptly.