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Can I really learn home staging from home?
Absolutely. Our home staging training units 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 on 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!

How long will your home staging training take?
You can complete our home staging certification course in four to six weeks, depending on how much time you can devote to your home staging course each day.

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 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.

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’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.

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 instalments.

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.

Do you offer a free home staging course?
Yes, we do. It is a very minimal course, and we open it once or twice a year for a small number of users who will otherwise be unable to afford one of our paid home staging courses. You can find details here.

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