LEVEL II: Chronic Disorganization Specialist Certificate

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The Requirements of the certificate are:

  • Be a current ICD Subscriber 
  • Have received Foundation Certificate in Chronic Disorganization within the last three years. Click here for waiver information.
  • Complete required readings:

The ICD Guide to Challenging Disorganization For Professional Organizers, edited by Kate Varness, Institute for Challenging Disorganization, 2012. Pages 1 through 107, 128 through 148, 163 through 196 and 280 through 288. (Buy it on Amazon)

What Every Professional Organizer Needs to Know about Chronic Disorganization by Judith Kolberg. Squall Press, 2009

Making Peace with the Things in Your Life by Cindy Glovinsky. St. Martin's Griffin, 2002. (Buy it on Amazon)

Attention Deficit Disorder: The Unfocused Mind in Children and Adults by Thomas E. Brown. Yale University Press, 2005. Only chapters 1, 2, 3, 6 and 7. (Buy it on Amazon) (Buy it on Amazon for the Kindle)

It is recommended that you review the required teleclasses and their handouts before writing the exam.


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  • Attend nine additional teleclasses that have the "CD" designation for the certificate area. None of these classes can have been used in your application for the Level I Certificate of Study in Chronic Disorganization. Click here to request a copy of your teleclass credit transcript.
  • Pass the CD Exam in Chronic Disorganization. The Exam in Chronic Disorganization is composed of 25 multiple-choice questions, based on above readings and general CD knowledge. - Click here to see our Exam Page.
  • Complete an application for the Specialist Certificate in Chronic Disorganization either online or mail with fees to ICD. The fee of $120.00 includes $15.00 nonrefundable application fee.


    Please Note:

    • Teleclass credits are good for three (3) years
    • Teleclasses can be applied to a maximum of two (2) different certificates. However, the same teleclass cannot be applied to both the Level I Certificate of Study, as well as the Level II Specialist Certificate within the same subject area.