Professional Organizer Credentials

by Tina on June 26, 2012

How does a professional organizer gain more skill and education to help you even more? One great resource is coursework through the Institute for Challenging Disorganization (ICD). Here’s some information on ICD, chronic disorganization, challenging disorganization, and an update on my recent coursework with this cool group.

What’s ICD? ICD is a not for profit organization that provides education and training to professional organizers and related professionals who specialize in working with the chronically disorganized population.

What’s the definition of chronic disorganization? According to the ICD website, “chronic disorganization is having a past history of disorganization in which self-help efforts to change have failed, an undermining of current quality of life due to disorganization, and the expectation of future disorganization.”

What’s the difference between challenging disorganization and chronic disorganization? According to the ICD website, “the two terms are often used interchangeably, challenging disorganization includes both chronic disorganization (already described) and short-term, situational disorganization that occurs as a result of an unusual turn of events or changes in living and/or working arrangements.”

What’s been going on with me and ICD recently?

  1. I have receivedChronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate. Woohoo!
  2. Though not yet awarded, I have passed the ICD exams for specialist certificates in Basic Hoarding Issues with the CD Client and in Basic ADD Issues with the CD Client.
  3. Though not yet awarded, I have completed coursework toward Level I ICD certificates of study in the following areas: Client Administration,Understanding the Needs of the Aging CD Client, Learning Styles and ModalitiesLife Transitions, Basic Mental Health Conditions and Challenges of the CD Client, Basic Physical Conditions Affecting the CD Client, and Understanding the Needs of the Student CD Client.
  4. I have taken courses from ICD on Time Management and Productivity.

All told, I have taken more than 80 courses from ICD. These courses have helped me better serve all my clients, even those who do not consider themselves chronically disorganized. I look forward to continuing my professional organizer education with ICD.

Check out the fantastic resources on the ICD website for those who are challenged by disorganization. My prayer is that this information is an encouragement to you.

“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” James 1:5 (New International Version)

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 Hello, my name is Tina Bonifacio, and I am a Professional Organizer working with residential and commercial clients in the greater Savannah, Georgia area. For more information, visit Thanks for stopping by. You are welcome back anytime.

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