Whether you are just starting your organising career or are a seasoned professional in the industry, the IOPO has a membership plan that is the right fit for you.
All membership plans are annual, valid for 12 months from date of approval. Eligible members are also able to upgrade or change their membership type during their 12-month term at a pro-rated fee.
For our Professional members, we offer the option to pay for your annual membership in 12 monthly instalments.
Read below for a description of the different membership types, and compare the benefits of the different membership types here.
Do you run a business in the Organising industry and want to continue to grow and develop in a supportive community? Become a Professional Member today.
Joining the IOPO is a commitment to your business which we are proud to support. Becoming a Professional Member brings credibility by pledging to abide by the Code of Practice, being adequately insured, and being listed on our "Find an Organiser" directory. Please note: Adequate insurance cover is a pre-requisite for Professional Membership - a minimum of Public Liability is required; both Public Liability and Professional Indemnity is preferred. If you are not currently insured, you will have the opportunity to purchase the IOPO PL&PI Insurance policy after submitting your membership application (which will not be approved until proof of cover is provided). Read more about our bespoke Insurance Policy here.
The IOPO is building a strong and recognised industry where individuals and businesses will be rewarded for their achievements. It will give you the opportunities to grow your business and professionalism through learning and a pathway to accreditation.
** For our Professional members, we offer the option to pay for your annual membership in 12 monthly instalments of $45.
[** As from 11 August 2021 the option to select monthly payment is temporarily unavailable due to system upgrades - please email firstname.lastname@example.org before you apply if you wish to pay monthly.]
For those just starting the exciting journey into the Organising industry. Don't even have a business name yet? No dramas!
The IOPO provide a supportive and nurturing community. We understand the needs of individuals on this career-changing journey and are excited to provide prospects for growth, connections and opportunity that will enable you to thrive as a professional.
Are you working in partnership with, as an employee or contractor for a registered Professional Member of the IOPO?
Or are you a Professional member of the IOPO with employees or subcontractors working for your Organising business and you want a membership for them?
By becoming an Associate Member of the IOPO you will be joining a community where people understand your working environment. There are many aspects to this industry and the IOPO provides an environment where you can tap into the knowledge of the greater Organising community.
Have you been working in the Professional Organising Industry for more than 5 years and are pausing your PO business for personal or professional reasons? Have you have been working as a PO for more than 5 years and intend to retire but want to stay connected to the tribe?
If your business is on hold, a Sabbatical Membership is a great way to stay connected and accredited*.
We understand the many challenges people in small business (especially women) face and want to keep you around. The IOPO Sabbatical Membership will help you stay in touch with your industry buddies, keep existing friendships, and allow you to still be a contributor to this great industry.
*Accreditation renewals will be not be required for Sabbatical members who have the Sabbatical status for less than five years. Renewal will only be required for accredited members who moved to Professional Members after more than five years as Sabbatical. The accreditation renewal will then be due immediately upon the transfer to Professional Membership if the member wishes to retain their accredited status without a new application.
For more information on How to Become an IOPO Member click here.
Changing your Membership Plan
Changes can be made to your membership plan either at the time you are due for renewal, or at an eligible time during your membership term. If you have any queries regarding a change to your membership, please contact our Membership Manager - Susanne Thiebe.