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Your Home Staging Certification Will Launch Your Successful Home Staging Career

The Home Staging Institute is a leading provider of online home staging certification since 2007.

Transform your passion for home decoration into a fulfilling career with our premier online home staging certification program.

For 16 years, we have been the top provider of home staging certification, guiding thousands to achieve their dreams of becoming a successful home stager.

Join us today and take the first step towards a rewarding career in home staging!

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Here's What Other
Home Stagers Are Saying

I took this course after having been home staging my own renovation properties for several years and didn't expect to learn very much. But I'm

really glad I chose to get certified through you

Shelly G
Advanced Course
My staged homes have sold within 1 to 3 days after they have gone on the market. I appreciate the courses and information I have learned from the Home Staging Institute.
Realtor Course
It's my goal to represent the courses you offer on the very highest level... they are just excellent!

I'm so grateful to have been guided to the Home Staging Institute

Peggy C
Professional Course
I am reaching out to say how phenomenal I think your home staging certification course was! I can not begin to tell you how much I gained from it. This course helped me to navigate ways to really make my properties beautiful standouts.

I have been super successful and put each and everything I learned in the course content to use

. Thank you!
Hope Nicholas
Advanced Course
I have already started on the course material. I love it! It's very inspiring.
Professional Course
I'm so excited! I'm retiring from teaching and ready to begin my new career.
Professional Course
Thank you for your kind comments. I am having so much fun with the assignments.
Advanced Course
I had checked the other schools before deciding on yours and am

so very happy I chose yours

. There is a sincere quality with yours in truly desiring a person to succeed. I'm enjoying every minute of it!
Peggy C
Professional Course
I appreciate your input on all my staging. It's very helpful.

I will recommend your course to friends

. Thanks again for the great course.
Professional Course
Oh my goodness

I am so excited

, you have no idea! Thank you so much for this course, it is great.
Professional Course
Your course has been lots of fun. It was the right balance of practice and gaining knowledge.
Claire S
Professional Course
I had fun working on this over the weekend and am excited for the rest of the course now.
Claire L
Advanced Course

* These are real testimonials from recent Home Staging Institute customers. Where a profile photo wasn’t supplied with the testimonial, we have opted to use a placeholder.

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A Glimpse at What You’ll Receive...

Once you sign up you get instant access to your student dashboard where you can access all the material you need to kickstart your home staging career.

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You’ll receive your digital certificate upon completion & to recognize your achievement.

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Showcase your badge on your website and within marketing material to stand out from your competitors & win more business.

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This month we are also offering full access to our home staging resource bundle with every course purchase.

We are working towards building the largest library of home staging videos exclusively for our students! Check your dashboard later in the year for these to arrive!

Learn Everything Needed to Begin Your Dream Career as a Home Stager.

Choose Your Home Staging Certification Course Below...

Who it’s aimed at
Realtors who would like to offer home staging services to their clients.

Typical student
Real estate agents who are looking to maximize their income with the smallest amount of effort.

Length of course
The Realtor Course takes the average student one to two weeks of part time study to complete.

Who it’s aimed at
People who want to do home staging for a living. With this course, you become a Certified Staging Expert™.

Typical student
Would like 5-7 clients per month and wants to show they earned their home staging certification.

Length of course
The Professional course takes the average student just four weeks of part time study to complete.

Who it’s aimed at
People who would like to offer their home staging services professionally and want immediate access to the Institute’s full range of products.

Typical student
Career-minded person who wants all their bases covered.

Length of course
The Advanced Course takes the average student just five weeks of part time study to complete.

The Home Staging Certification Trusted by Thousands...

Why choose our Home Staging Certification?

Within the space of 4-6 weeks you can be fully certified, and up-and-running your OWN home staging business that brings in a regular income.

You can work at your own pace. Need to go away for the weekend? No problem! Complete your current unit when you next get some spare time.

The assignments are fun and engaging, ensuring you get excellent hands-on experience. You’ll complete real-world projects that immerse you in your local market a little at a time.

Affordable & Convenient Home Staging Certification

With so many home staging certification courses available, it can be hard to decide which one is best for YOU.

There are lots of expensive seminar-based programs out there, but home staging certification doesn’t have to cost thousands of dollars and require travel to another city.

In addition to being more convenient, we firmly believe that it is better to learn home staging through a home study program.

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Move Through The Home Staging Course At Your Own Pace

We have designed a home staging certification that covers marketing, meeting with clients and agents, home staging psychology, home staging techniques, how to get your own beautiful website online quickly … and a lot more.

When you complete the program and have received your home staging certification, you will be qualified and ready to begin your home staging business.

Our home staging certification is widely recognized and will help you build credibility among clients.

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Simple Step by Step Process
We make the staging concepts easy to understand, but offer lifetime email support anyway.

Flexible Process Fits Your Schedule
Work on the course when you want, where you want, going as fast or slow as you like.

Done-for-You Home Staging Forms
Every home staging course comes with our home staging forms saving you time and bother.

Start a Business That You Love
Most students complete the Professional course in four-to-six weeks and go on to get their first paying client within three months!

How to Deal With Any Situation Imaginable
Our extensive list of frequently asked questions covers virtually any situation imaginable, gleaned from over ten years of doing this.

Where to Find Your First Customers
No business exists without a constant flow of paying customers. We dedicate two entire units of the course to this vitally important topic.

Browse our Free Home Staging Guides

How To Start a Home Staging Business

Our most popular home staging resource is our ultimate guide on how to start a home staging business. We are giving our 10,000+ word guide away for free for a limited time.

How To Become a Home Stager

One of our most requested home staging resources this year has been a guide explaining how to become a home stager. This is for those who want to take their first steps into the industry.

Home Staging Contract

Our free home staging contract sample will save you time and money while giving you a good idea of what we think should be in every home staging contract.

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What to look for in a home staging certification...

Does the course have any exams before awarding staging certification?

If there are no exams, how can the certification remain trusted within the industry? Here at the Home Staging Institute, all students are required to take a home staging exam before we award the certification. Although this might sound intense, you can do it online, in your own time. There is no time limit for the exam, and you can complete it whenever you want.

Does the course offer any marketing material and information?

If you are starting a home staging business, then marketing is critical to getting your first clients. Included in our home staging certification are units on marketing, and in particular digital marketing. We’ve revealed what works best for our team, and also hired a digital marketing consultant to share insights from throughout the wider industry.

Does the staging training include hands-on training?

It’s good to put your knowledge to use in a hands-on environment. You might think the only way to achieve this is through in-person classes, but since we offer an online home staging course we encourage our students to stage their own homes and send us photos for review and feedback. In fact, this is part of our exam, so if you are taking one of our certification courses, you will definitely be getting hands-on experience!

Does the course provider offer ongoing continuing education?

Some home staging courses unfortunately provide limited-time access to their material. We pride ourselves on offering lifetime access to all our courses and all future updates and resources. Since we update our course frequently, you’ll be able to log in after you complete the course and discover new material.

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Can I really earn home stager certification online?

Absolutely. Our home staging certification will provide you with easy-to-follow instructions, taking the guesswork out of the staging process.

You’ll have a clear, easy guide to walk you through what to do in every room of the house. Plus, you’ll have class assignments to help you learn the hands-on part of home staging.

It’s a supportive, stress-free situation designed to give you positive feedback and confidence for your new home staging business. It works!

Why is your course price lower than others?

The Home Staging Institute was founded with a mission to keep our course affordable so that anyone who has a dream of becoming a home stager can do so without money being an obstacle.

Do I need to pay any ongoing fees as part of your home staging certification course?

No. You pay up-front and that’s that.

What is the total course cost?

The Basic Course, which comes with six units and everything you need to know about starting your own home staging business costs $177, or $30 in six monthly instalments.

Our Professional Course contains the same material but includes the Certified Staging Expert diploma for those who complete the simple online exam. This course costs $247, or $42 in six monthly installments.

We also offer an Advanced Course, for those that want to dig into the psychology and marketing angles at a deeper level. Like the Professional Course, it includes the exam and official certification.

The Advanced Course costs $498, or $83 in six monthly instalments.

Payment details for all courses can be found on the home staging courses page.

Are there any prerequisites to take these courses?

There are none – apart from a few hours a week to set aside to get your certification. Our basic home staging course offers everything you need to know to start a home staging business, however, if you want to go the extra mile and earn your home staging certification from The Home Staging Institute, you can choose to complete our Professional Course.

Do you offer any free home staging training?

No, although we do our best to make all our home staging courses cheap and affordable. But not having a physical classroom, and doing all our training online, we are able to offer cheap home staging training which can be done from the comfort of your home.

We do offer a free home staging checklist template if you would like to start learning immediately, and one of the most comprehensive guides on how to start a home staging business available for free. Our home staging resources page also links to our free home staging contract and our guide on how to become a home stager.

What’s the difference between home staging and property styling?

Both home staging and property styling refer to preparing a house for sale. The two terms are interchangeable. This is why our Professional Home Staging Course is the same as our Property Styling Course. Both courses come with the same certification from the Home Staging Institute, so it doesn’t matter which one you take.

How long will your home staging certification take?

You can complete our home staging certification course online in four to six weeks, depending on how much time you can devote to your home staging course each day.

Do I have to pay extra if I need help after I finish the program?

Home Staging Institute does not charge any of its graduates for needing a little extra help. We’re here to support you, not charge you outrageous fees for answering a few questions. We offer free lifetime email support to all of our students.

What’s with the exam?

Don’t worry if you haven’t taken an exam since school! Some of our students actually report enjoying taking the exam! It’s very simple and consists of:

  • Ten multi-choice questions that test your knowledge
  • You posting some photos of the rooms you staged in your assignment work
  • Several questions that confirm your understanding of the concepts behind home staging

Most students complete the exam in thirty minutes, some in even less time. And the best part is that you can sit it whenever you like, wherever you like.

Why should I get my home staging certification online?

One of the main benefits of completing your home staging certification online is that you can complete it in the comfort of your own home, whenever suits you. This makes our courses ideal to do when you find a spare moment, as opposed to travelling to home staging courses near you and working around the class schedules.

Is this home staging certification 100% online?

Yes, we aim to be the number one place to get your home staging certification online. We don’t offer any classes in person, which helps to keep our prices low.

Do I get a certificate after completing the home staging course?

You do! A certificate will be issued at the end of the course.

Do you offer home staging certification for realtors?

Yes, we do offer a specific home staging course for realtors. More information on our Realtor Course can be found here. This course is designed for realtors who want to offer real estate staging services to their clients to make some additional income.

It’s worth noting that all our home staging courses are suitable for realtors, so we recommend looking at all our options and choosing the one that best suits your needs.

Is there a free home staging course?

Yes, we occasionally open up a free home staging course here at the Home Staging Institute. This is a very minimal version of our Basic Course and includes our free home staging checklist. We open this course once or twice a year. More details on our free home staging course can be found here.