Welcome Practicing Home Stagers, Home Staging Students or graduates enrolled in the CHSP certification exam program.
Practicing Home Stagers: Qualify for the exam after 4 years working in the Home Staging Industry. Please email us at:

Home Staging Students:
We suggest testing for the CHSP certification once you have completed your Home Staging Course for the following reasons:
Firstly, many of the subjects that you will study in your course will also be present in the exam. This will instantly form a connection and understanding. Secondly, you will have a final project in your course that will account for Part 2 of the CHSP exam. Thirdly, your CHSP purchase will not expire, so don't feel pressure to complete immediately. Time is on your side.

When you are ready to study for the CHSP certification: The best suggestion for study, is to make sure that you know the definitions of the bolded words in each chapter. They are terms and words used often as a Professional Home Stager. Definitions in Part I of the exam will be the portion of the exam that you will be required to pass.

Part 2 of the CHSP Certification. Students who have purchased through their learning institutions are participating through an approved program "YOU" are not required to take Part 2 of the CHSP certification exam. You are required to upload your "schools" certificate of completion prior to taking the exam to qualify for this benefit.

Students participating in an approved curriculum, will not be required to take “Part 2” of the certification exam, the “Practical” portion, this typically represents a 6 month preparation period.

We have included some additional information below that you may find helpful.
NYIAD and Ashworth students are approved for this certification.
Students enrolled in a course not mentioned above please email us at:
NYIAD and Ashworth students are only responsible for PART I of the Certification Exam.
Students who have participated in a complete "Home Staging" program and would like to find out if they qualify for certification, please email us at:
Part I consists mostly of definitions and multiple choice questions. The definitions are provided to you in a manual that is downloaded from the student CHSP log in page. The manual contains pages of valuable information, including 100's of color photo examples as well as contracts and professional practices.
NYIAD and Ashworth students are eligible to participate in Part I of the Certification whenever they feel properly prepared.
All students will pay a proctor fee at the time of the exam, the fee is sixty dollars.
The CHSP certification process for the NYIAD and Ashworth students will be completed once the student has uploaded the course completion certificate to the CHSP student console, as Part 2 of the certification.
NYIAD and Ashworth students DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN PART 2 of the EXAM CERTIFICATION. This is a substantial benefit for NYIAD and Ashworth students. (Part 2 is a six month process) NYIAD and Ashworth have met the educational requirements necessary for approval of this privilege.
Expiration Date: Once you have purchased the CHSP Certification exam, you are registered in our system. Your registration for the exam will be valid for 5 years. Students may request an extension.
There is a FREE version of the manual available for STUDENTS to download from their CHSP student console.
There is a printed version of the manual available for purchase.
Students can print manual or save download from the student console for free.
Exam is taken online through a proctor. Students may schedule the exam from an online portal at their own convenience.
Exam is 2 hours.
Re-taking the exam: you are allowed to re-test up to three times. A proctor fee will be charged by the Proctor company each time you test. Proctor fee of $60 to be paid when test is taken.
Students will never pay for the exam materials again after the first time and there is not an expiration on the purchase. Students who fail three times will be referred for additional mentoring and a review period.
This certification exam Part I has a high passing rate for those who study the definitions.
NYIAD and Ashworth have worked very hard to establish this relationship for their students. For a professional, the recognized third party certification status is invaluable. Studies have proven that certification credentialing increases the amount of clients and income of those who have obtained its status.

Please let us know if you have anymore questions.

Warm regards,
CHSP Loyalty Team