About the CHSP Certification

Raising the Bar for Home Staging Professionals:

The Certified Home Staging Professional Exam ;

The CHSP Certification exam is available for students in the USA and International students.

The CHSP Certification Exam is available to aspiring individuals who have participated in an educational course for staging and Home Stagers, who are looking to advance their education, credentialing and professional status in the Home Staging industry. If you are driven to succeed and dedicated to your profession, successful completion of the CHSP Examination will increase your professional status and credentialing. The CHSP Certification Exam will both enhance your status when meeting new potential clients, as well as increase your credentials among your peers who have also reached this higher level of certification achievement. The CHSP program is recognized as an industry standard for excellence, and certification can be the professional boost you need to grow your business and your reputation.

Eligibility Requirements:

Applicants must fit the criteria of ONE or more of the below requirements

Home Staging courses approved by CHSP.
NYIAD Home Staging Course
Three plus years of hands-on staging experience.
Courses considered for approval must include practical application as part of the curriculum. Email us if you have any questions concerning your school. support@chspcertified.org


Part I - Multiple Choice

Part I of the exam consists of 100-122 multiple choice and fill in the blank questions. Our multiple choice format includes four potential answers per questions, and tests are computer scored upon completion. You will be allowed two hours to complete Part I.

The multiple choice section, will require a basic understanding of business practices, the ability to recognize furniture styles and periods, design processes fundamentals, professional ethics.

Part I must be successfully completed before the candidate can submit their emailed request to take Part II.

Students who fail the exam are allowed to take it over. After 3 failures students are set up with an CHSP student advisor to discuss any issues that may be addressed to help them with successful completion of the certification.

Exam location: Test will be taken from your personal computer.

Part II - Practical Design Problem

This section is for students who have not submitted a practical design problem in a course prior to this certification.

Individuals taking our exam who have already completed a practical staging design problem floor plan while taking a course. In those cases, that project photo - along with the grade they received - can be submitted to satisfy the requirements of Part II of the certification exam. You must submit your graded practical portion of your course to qualify for certification.

Part II of the exam requires completion of a practical design problem stemming from a client profile. Individuals must illustrate their ability to create a floor plan and elevation, a schedule for furnishings and fixtures, a plan for electrical and lighting, a schedule for window treatment elevation, and a finishing schedule.

Students who have completed a practical Staging Design Problem in a course. Please email support@chspcertified.org to approve your course and or practical hands on experience.