Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-purchase Questions

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.

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.

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.

No. You pay up-front and that’s that.

You’ll get instant access to your student dashboard. From your dashboard you can access all the course material, slides, quizzes, and resources.

If you’re unhappy, or the course isn’t what you expected, simply request a full refund at

The Certification 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.

You get two attempts to pass the exam. 99.5% of people pass on the first attempt.

General Questions

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!