Professional Organizing



Why Become A Professional Organizer?

Many people choose to hire a Professional Organizer for a variety of reasons. Perhaps it is a new year and they have organizational goals.

Whether it is downsizing, clearing excess clutter or perhaps they have moved into a new home. When people feel overwhelmed, they may not know where to start, that’s where you come in.

As a Professional Organizer, you can help organize any of the physical and digital spaces in your client’s lives. You can offer support for decision making, facilitate actions for the removal of unwanted things, and set up systems for their success.

Professional Organizing is more than just physical organizing, it is about making lifestyle changes, establishing order and clarity.

At Ultimate Academy®, we offer the most comprehensive All-In-One Professional Organizing Certification Course and Business Course on the market. The Professional Organizing industry continues to see rapid growth, driven by growing demand from consumers and businesses. 

Professional Organizer Certification Course

Our Professional Organizing course is unique. You will see how much we care about our students, how much we share and how we passionately teach our courses.

You will learn all the skills and tools you require to be “Open For Business” in the 5-days you spend in our Live Virtual Training Center or through our Self-Paced Home Study program.

The personalized mentoring that you will receive from Eileen Taylor, Greg Taylor, Darcy Speed, UCPO™ and the Ultimate Academy® team will be educational, powerful and motivational. This will help you launch your business and will be very useful in any other entrepreneurial ventures you pursue down the road! 

We look forward to helping you follow your passion and launch your new career, by teaching you all the professional skills and tools you need to obtain your certification and turn your passion for organizing into a successful career. 

Course Objectives

Introduction To Professional Organizing

You will learn the fundamentals and history of the Professional Organizing Industry, why Professional Organizing has become in such high demand with such explosive growth and popularity as an industry in itself.

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Professional Organizing Services

You will learn how to professionally provide both In-Person and Virtual Consultations, Guided Organizing™, and Full-Service De-Cluttering and Organizing Projects. Our Professional Organizing Program will enable you to offer a whole suite of services to all types of customers with the option to specialize in areas of your choice.  

The Ultimate Professional Organizer™ System

You will learn our tried and true organizing method adopted by all Professional Organizing Graduates of Ultimate Academy®. This Proven System will enable you to get consistent and positive results each and every time. With our Proven System, you will have the expertise to organize any space. Our Proven System will help you achieve maximum productivity and efficiency. 


Executing A Professional Organizing Project

We will teach you the step-by-step on how to smoothly execute any organizing project and how to best prepare yourself for day of organization, from what materials you will need to how to conduct yourself professionally.

The Business Of Professional Organizing

Whether you have some business experience or are new to the idea of running your own business, not to worry, you will learn everything you need to know. In fact, most of our successful graduates had never run their own business before. 

We will cover all key aspects of running a Professional Organizing business from creating your brand and pricing to invoicing,  bookkeeping, and administration. 

You will also learn about how to select the best items to create ideal organizational systems for your clients.

Developing Relationships & Securing Business

Our Professional Organizing Business Training will provide you with the tools you need to market yourself and your business. You will learn how to introduce your new business, get customers, establish follow-up systems, encourage repeat business and referrals. Different techniques are explored and various options are discussed to develop and maintain relationships.

Students are provided with a Road-Map to Success, a Step-By-Step action plan to launch their business and become part of the Professional Organizing industry as quickly as possible. 

Are you ready to spread the word and make the most out of your exciting new venture? 


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Hourly Rate

Professional Organizer’s rates typically range between $45 and $120 per hour.*

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Professional Organizing Consultations typically range between $150 and $300.*

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Organizing Packages

Organizing and de-cluttering projects can range between $400 and $5000 or more.*

* This is a sample of industry rates in North America. The rates above are not guaranteed. Each individual organizer determines their own rates and fees for services and varies by region and package. Graphic is hypothetical and is for educational purposes only.

In This Course You Will Learn


Our Co-Founders, Eileen & Greg Taylor have been in business together for 25 years and have trained thousands of graduates worldwide.

At Ultimate Academy®, we have a dynamic team of industry specialists, from our expert instructors to our support team. We offer specialized support in all areas, including project assessment and guidance, business start-up, marketing, content creation, social media, technology, and business administration.

We have a complete roster at the ready to assist you in all your needs. Our culture is friendly, approachable and supportive. We focus on the whole aspect of starting and operating a Professional Organizing business.

With our Program, you will learn our Proven System to organize any space, launch your business, and embrace your entrepreneurial spirit.

Ultimate Academy® is a family-run business and is dedicated to our students' individual success.

Different Learning Methods

Live Virtual Classroom

You can take our 5-Day Professional Organizing Program, through our Live Virtual Classroom from anywhere in the world.

We live stream the course where your instructors, Eileen Taylor, Greg Taylor & Darcy Speed, UCPO™ will be live on camera teaching throughout the day.

You can participate from the comfort of your own home, all you need to start learning is a computer, tablet or phone.

Everyone will be able to see each other, and you will be able to speak and ask all your questions and engage in class discussion.

Our classrooms are designed to be educational, powerful, and motivational.

One of the benefits of our Live Virtual Classroom is that we offer small class sizes, approximately 4 to 8 students per class.

Class hours are from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST.

If you are unable to attend part or all of any day, you can WATCH A RECORDED VERSION of the class nightly.

Self-Paced Home Study

Our Self-Paced Home Study Certification Course is an ideal option if you are unable to attend our Live Virtual Class.

You will go through the course content at your own pace and send in your quizzes & assignments as you complete them.

You decide the timeline that you finish the course. You can work through the materials as quickly or slowly as you wish – whatever suits your lifestyle.

You will be assigned a personal tutor and they will be with you every step of the way. From marking assignments, to giving feedback and answering any inquiries you may have.

This option is a great way to become certified on your own time.

While you do have quizzes and assingments to do throughout the course, there is NO FINAL EXAM TO WRITE! Why? We believe in the Philosophy of Positive Learning, learning comfortably without fearing a big intimidating exam at the end of the course.

Hard-Copy Manuals

With our Hard-Copy Manual option, the manuals will be FedExed right to your door to utilize during your course.

Our 600-Page, Full-Colour Multi-Volume Manual Set and Business Workbook will be your key resources both during and after the course.

These manuals are extremely detailed and are very visual with many pictures and examples, so feel free to make notes and highlight key sections for your ongoing reference.

*Canadian students only*

Online Manuals

Our Online Manual option is ideal for all students, whether you are doing the Live Virtual Class or Self-Paced Home Study.

The Online Manual is exactly the same 600-page Full-Colour Multi Volume Manual and Workbook as the hard-copy version.

Upon ordering, you can access your online materials in as little as 30 minutes, via our Online Student Portal.

This option is highly user-friendly, you can access these manuals through a computer, laptop and smartphone.

Learn on-the-go! Get started learning right away!

UCPO™ Course Curriculum


Discover the amazing world of Professional Organizing – the many benefits of organization, the fundamentals and history of the industry, the reasons for its explosive growth and popularity, and why there has never been a better time to begin a career as a Professional Organizer.

Working With Clients

Emphasis will be placed on understanding a client’s mindset; how it relates to clutter, and how as Professional Organizers we can help our clients organize their minds, their homes, and their lives.

Topics include specific forms, reports, levels of service, as well as points to consider. This thorough examination provides an opportunity to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of the Professional Organizing industry.


Learn our effective techniques, as well as our unique approach to Professional Organizing. Discover why our Systems and Services bring success to our Ultimate Academy® Graduates.

Professional Organizing Consultations

Discover how to successfully plan and execute an Organizing Consultation. Emphasis will be placed on our exclusive 26-page Consultation Report.

Learn every facet of this invaluable service – from what to bring on Consultation Day, how to conduct an analysis, to the checklists outlining our step-by-step process.

Pricing Your Services

Learn how to price any type of project, from organizing a linen closet or pantry to coordinating and decluttering an entire home in preparation of a move. Use our pricing matrix to create market-friendly and profitable pricing.

Grading System

Our Systems are unique – explore the various elements that comprise our grading system to enable you to determine what is required to complete the project. Master the practical components that will provide customized solutions for your clients.

Use the Grade Level System to estimate your time and resources required in planning, sourcing, and executing the entire project.

The Ultimate Professional Organizer™ System

Explore the organizing method implemented by all Ultimate Academy ® Graduates. Learn how to apply this proven system to every project, garnering you and your clients consistently positive results.

How to Prepare for an Organizing Project

Each organizing project requires professionalism, efficiency, and tact. Learn how to apply these fundamentals effectively in every space.


Explore the world of Professional Organizing solutions – learn how to handpick the ideal inventory and utilize it to create and maintain customized organizational systems for your clients.

Room-by-Room Organizing

Master the concept of room-by-room organization. Topics include required forms, reports, and checklists. Emphasis will be placed on challenges, key organizing principles, and customized solutions.

Continue Mastering Room-by-Room Organizing

Explore innovative decluttering methods as you master the concept of room-by-room organizing. Emphasis will be placed on advanced topics pertaining to clients’ living habits.

Executing a Professional Organizing Project

Discover how to successfully execute a Professional Organizing Project. Walk through our step-by-step process, from how best to prepare yourself for Organization Day, what materials you will need, to how to conduct yourself professionally.

All Types of Properties

Develop the expertise to organize all types of properties – from residential dwellings to commercial spaces. Topics include the challenges and opportunities each type of property presents. Learn how to implement our proven system to provide the ideal solutions clients crave.

Organizing for Seniors

Learn how to implement organizational systems in all areas of the home to ensure the safety and well-being of seniors. Learn what modifications and improvements can be made to better accommodate them and their needs.

Downsizing and Moving Services

Help clients make a smooth transition to a smaller living space. Learn how to determine the scope of projects and create customized downsizing packages for clients that range in size.

Learn how to coordinate, manage, and execute all types of moving services including, pre-move preparation, estate clearning, move-out day, move-in day and post-move organization.


Develop an expertise to coordinate and manage the decluttering project, which will involve the removal, disposal, recycle and donation of items in the home. Decluttering projects are often completed for the sale of a home.


Discover how to approach hoarding clients with empathy and patience. Learn how to help clients create organizational routines and solutions while being supportive, encouraging and providing an objective perspective.

Learn how to create, coordinate and manage all types of hoarding cleanup services including, decluttering and sorting through client’s belongings, organizing belongings that are being kept, arranging disposal of items, organizing trades for repairs and renovations and so much more.

Specialized Markets

Explore the specialized markets of Professional Organizing. Emphasis will be placed on niche services that can be offered to a variety of clients. Develop the expertise to pursue a customized path to your success.

The Business of Professional Organizing

Learn everything you need to know regarding the business side of Professional Organizing. Emphasis will be placed on establishing a Professional Organizing business. Topics include business techniques and fundamentals, establishing your brand, and pricing.

Motivational Segment

Discover the power of confidence. Learn how to build your business upon a foundation of best practices, habits, and successes. Develop the skills that will allow you to turn your passion into action.


Explore the world of business branding. Learn how to develop and utilize a branding strategy that will allow you to achieve your dream of growing a successful Professional Organizing business.

Professional Organizing Pricing

Learn all aspects of how to price your Professional Organizing services. Emphasis will be on consideration of different markets. Our proprietary pricing matrix facilitates a full understanding of the pricing dynamics of Professional Organizing and will completely prepare you to provide this function as part of a successful business.

Business Fundamentals and Procedures

Discover the key fundamentals and procedures of running a Professional Organizing business. Topics include invoicing, bookkeeping, taxes, and administration. Learn how to achieve success, whether running your own business or working as part of a team.

Creating Your Marketing Message

Learn how to create a message that will deliver your unique value proposition. Build your confidence by practicing on accentuating your strengths, abilities, uniqueness, personality, training, and Certification.

Developing Relationships and Securing Business

Develop a specific plan for how to target and distribute your unique message. Emphasis will be placed on timelines and various distribution channels. Explore follow-up techniques and options for developing and maintaining client relationships.

Step-by-Step Post Course Plan

Explore our post-course, step-by-step plan that will enable you to pursue your passion. The provided roadmap will detail the steps required to begin your new career as a Professional Organizer.

Quizzes and Assignments

Included in this manual are the Quizzes and Assignments you will complete during the course. Each one covers the topics studied during each module of the program.

Forms and Templates

Access customizable forms, templates and reports that you will use throughout the course and while running your own Professional Organizing business. These forms, templates and reports will enable you to provide efficient and professional services to clients and keep you on track.

Included are customizable contracts and agreements to be used in the offering of your services.

Vendor List

A 15-page Vendor List is included as well, to provide you with an inside track on wholesalers, suppliers and vendors within the industry, from furniture and junk removal, to packing and supplies to moving and storage and so much more!

UCPO™ Certification

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Our Professional Organizing Certification is internationally recognized and can be used anywhere in the world. 

Our UCPO™ Certified Ultimate Professional Organizer™ Certification is a premium Professional Organizer Certification. This certification verifies your professionalism in the industry and provides you with instant credibility.

Being certified gives your clients peace-of-mind knowing that you have professional training. Our UCPO™ Certification reflects that you have been professionally trained and certified and operate using a proven system and under a Code of Conduct reflecting the highest ethical standards.

We are proud to be leaders in the industry. Our mission and focus is to elevate the industry and we are committed to the mutual interests of all stakeholders involved, from our graduates to the clients they serve and beyond. 

Our Academy is uniquely focused on your success in everything we do. We are committed to sharing our knowledge and that of our Certified Professional Organizer Alumni Community with you, giving you a competitive edge.

Our vision is to enable everyone to follow their passion.

Certification For Life

No Annual Certification Fees!

Ultimate Academy® Graduates are not required to pay any annual certification fees.
At Ultimate Academy® you have continued complimentary membership for life.

What Will Be Your Specialty?

In the Professional Organizing industry, there is a vast spectrum of areas which you can specialize in.

Our Professional Organizing graduates are qualified to organize all types of spaces, although some of graduates choose to specialize in one or two concentrations.

Here are just some of the focus areas you can specialize in: Decluttering, Downsizing, Working With Seniors, Move Out/Move In, Concierge Services, Hoarders, Lifestyle & Digital Organization, along with many more.

You may even choose to offer services for only specific areas of the home, such as, cabinets, pantries, kitchens, garages, or home offices. The choice is yours!


Our Certified graduates are part of our Professional Organizing Community. In the organizing industry, there are many projects which can benefit from teamwork. 

As part of Ultimate Academy’s Professional Organizing Alumni, you will have many graduates to call upon for larger projects, industry insight and more. Alternatively, you can be called upon to assist fellow graduates on their projects and needs if you wish. 

By connecting with your fellow Alumni, you open the door to collaborative efforts and mutually supporting each other’s goals.  

Virtual Consultations

New Opportunities

Consumer Demand

Professional Business Training

Ultimate Business System

Our tried, tested and proven Ultimate Business System, will be your blueprint to success.

Our Turnkey Business Package covers all aspects of setting up and the day-to-day running of your new business.

We provide our Post-Course Step-by-Step Action Plan. This will be your checklist to success, detailing exactly what to do and will take you from graduate to being in business in record time. 

Marketing & Branding

Marketing is the lifeblood of any business and branding is everything. Imagine creating your own brand! We will help you create your brand, select a business name, even register your new business. 

You will learn how to create a marketing message to showcase your company and your unique offering to make others aware of your business and boost your confidence. 

You will be able to promote yourself, your business, services and so much more.

Connecting With Clients

Building rapport is the key to having a growing list of satisfied clients and a successful business. 

You will learn strategies on how to make your case and motivate your clients to invest in your services. 

You master effective communication, answering questions, and tailoring your services to suit your client's needs. 

Pricing & Payment

You will learn how to offer a wide variety of organizing packages. Using our unique pricing system, you will learn how to price your packages to appeal to both budget-conscious and top-tier clients.

You will learn the procedure when you close a sale, and how to proceed with payment utilizing the latest payment systems, enabling you to get paid right away.

Establishing Repeat Business

Repeat business is a gift and a good business model is one that encourages repeat business. Many clients have ongoing organizing needs whether it be organizing, additional rooms in their home, business, lifestyle, or digital needs. 

We will show you how to create a model that encourages repeat business through ongoing communication, upgrade packages, and maintenance plans, enabling you to ensure that your clients stay on track with their goals. 

Referrals & Leads Program

Referrals are incredibly important in business.

During this course, you will develop a Follow-Up Campaign to obtain referrals, stay in touch with clients and win over new ones. 

Upon graduating from Ultimate Academy, you will be entered into our "Need A Professional Organizer Program." Being in this program, you will receive business leads in your area. 

Guidance & Support


Unlimited Multi-Level Support Plan

All our programs include a Free Multi-Level Support Plan, providing you with all the information and support you need to succeed. Our plan is unlimited and never expires. Our team at Ultimate Academy® provides instant Support and Mentoring Services.

Ultimate Support Hotline

You can contact our team directly through our Ultimate Support Hotline. You will have access to our team of experts whenever you need advice. Our services are available to you in whichever way you prefer, from email, by phone or live chat.

Free Business Support Plan

Imagine having access to your own personal business guru. Our Free Business Support Plan is designed to have you consulting and performing transformations, and doing what you love right away.

We are committed to helping you to establish, market and grow your Professional Organizing business and helping you achieve your dreams. 

Strong guidance and support has proven to be effective for many entrepreneurs following their passions. Our Business Support Plan is lead by our Co-Founder & Business Coach, Greg Taylor. This plan gives you the friendly & approachable support you need.

From the moment you enroll at our Academy, through graduation, to the start and growth of your Professional Organizing career. 
Anything you need, Ultimate Academy® has you covered.

Return On Investment

The more you invest in yourself, the more you could potentially earn.

Making A Profitable Choice

By making an investment in this Program and in yourself, you will be able to launch a new career, a business or an employed position and profit by Professional Organizing for the rest of your career. 

In fact, you may recoup your investment after only a few sales. Your return on investment can be seen very quickly upon completion of the course.
Starting Your Own Professional Organizing Business
Imagine running your own business, having the independence of being your own boss, the flexibility of making your own schedule and your own decisions. It is very liberating, many graduates have told us that this was one of the main reasons for starting their own Professional Organizing business, apart from their love for organizing. 

Imagine if by making this investment you now have a part-time or full-time income with unlimited earning potential. 

You will also have newfound knowledge in sales and business skills that you will be able to use in other aspects of your career and your life. The more you invest in yourself, the more you could potentially earn.
Time Is Money
Compared to other business ventures, such as franchises, this investment is very small.

If you are not working now, the sooner you get started the sooner you can start making money. Just one month of lost income is often more than your tuition. 

Obtaining professional training is so much cheaper than learning by trial and error, that is costly and time consuming. 
Having A Competitive Edge
Being certified will be a powerful tool to gain the confidence of your clients and secure their business.

Having the guidance and support of your instructors, support team and business coach to advise you along the way, taking advantage of our collective experiences will be invaluable. 

You may be able to work with other UCPO™ Professional Organizers or other Ultimate Academy® Alumni, such as, UltimateStagers™ that require decluttering, downsizing and organizing services on their staging projects. 
Diversify Your Portfolio
You can obtain other certifications such as Home Staging, Feng Shui, Decorating & ReDesign and other combination packages to your clients, increasing your revenue per client and profits.

You will be investing in building your confidence which will give you a different perspective, more options and opportunities and will enable you to make differnt decisions. It is impossible to put a value on that. 
Value For Life
A successful established business will have value and you will be able to monetize that value should you wish to sell the business or providing funds for when you retire. 

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

Graduates may take unlimited class retakes or home study retakes of their course free of
charge for 3 years! Why do we offer this? We offer Free Unlimited retakes of the
Ultimate Academy™ Professional Organizing Course to give you peace of mind.

Should you feel that given the vast amount of information covered in the course, that
you would benefit from attending the course again, you are welcome to do so.

"I have just completed the Ultimate Academy's 5-Day live virtual class Professional Organizing course and found it to be very informative. The instructors were easy to understand and the course content very detailed! Loved the small group sizes and although I was a bit worried about taking the course virtually on-line, it worked out really well!"
Caroline Crawford, UCPO™
Certified Ultimate Professional Organizer™
"I took the Professional Organizing course a year ago and recently took the course live virtual classroom as a refresher! Loved it! I have gained valuable information and I am excited to continue building my organizing business!"
Marlene Kuepfer, UCPO™
Certified Ultimate Professional Organizer™
"Recently, I participated in the Ultimate Academy’s Professional Organizing Course virtually! Not sure what to expect… I was truly impressed!! The virtual course eliminated travel time and gas expenses without jeopardizing the quality of a class room environment. The ability to ask questions and provide personal experience created a professional, informative and fun way to learn. Thanks to Eileen, Greg and the rest of the team for making me feel empowered by providing me with the tools to build my new business. "
Lynn Thompson, UCPO™
Certified Ultimate Professional Organizer™
"I recently completed the 5-Day Professional Organizing course with Ultimate Academy. I opted for the Virtual sessions as I live in Ottawa. Before signing in, I was skeptical about having to do a course online. However, it was an amazing experience, with no hitches! Darcy, Eileen, and Greg are wonderful - not only are they professional but also kind, and patient enough to answer all your questions and queries. The course is detailed - I was introduced to many different aspects of organizing which I thought was a great addition to my personal organizing level. The team is highly responsive and supportive to students, before during and after the course too! I would highly recommend Ultimate Academy, and the UCPO™ course!!"
Purnima Prabhu-Kamath, UCPO™
Certified Ultimate Professional Organizer™

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