February 2nd, 2011 (Minneapolis, MN) – Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) has awarded Certified Staging Professionals® the RESA® Accreditation™.
In any industry choosing the best service or product can be difficult for the consumer. Consumers look for symbols of excellence, proof they will have a good experience and value for money. RESA’s Accreditation process does this for the staging training industry; it sets the standards for staging training.
“We have always known we have a leading staging training program, one which grows with the staging industry, however, being older than the trade association it wasn’t until this year we felt we should get this stamp of approval from RESA” explains Christine Rae, President and founder of Certified Staging Professionals course. “Similar to our CSP International Masters of Real Estate Staging, stagers apply to show proof of experience, excellence, the RESA Accreditation of the CSP Program is proof to potential staging students, the staging program exceeds high industry standards set by the staging trade association; RESA.”
“The application process was grueling; it took weeks to compile the necessary proof of enriched course content, viable finances, excellent reputation, office procedures, trainers experience and more!” says Angela Brooks, Director of Marketing & National Accounts for CSP International Academy. “As much as it is hard work, it is comforting to know all staging training programs will need to go through this process.”
“The program follows the guidelines set forth of the US Department of Education’s accrediting agencies process. RESA® reviews not only the actual training providers books and methods of teaching, they also review their administrative policies as well has insuring the companies are fiscally sound.” Says Shell Brodnax, President of RESA. Certified Staging Professionals was formally accredited by the Real Estate Staging Association® (RESA®) on January 25th during the annual RESA Convention in Las Vegas.
The Certified Staging Professional Program was founded in 2005 and now boast thousands of graduates, who have earned the CSP designation by passing an intensive course curriculum including 2 exams of which graduates must achieve a 75% or higher grade.
Certified Staging Professionals (www.stagingtraining.com) is the leading staging training company in North America and Australia. Founded in 2005 by internationally- acclaimed staging expert, and author Christine Rae. The CSP International Business Training Academy delivers comprehensive training programs in staging, redesign, green science and marketing, and provides unparalleled after-training support to real estate professionals, stagers, professional organizers, decorators and entrepreneurs.
The Real Estate Staging Association is the member run trade organization for professional stagers in North America. RESA provides support services and educational resources for professional stagers in addition to providing vital information regarding the benefits of staging to REALTORS® and consumers. For more information on staging or to hire a professional stager, information on education or future sponsorship opportunities or RESA® Accreditation™ contact Shell Brodnax, visit the RESA Web site at www.RealEstateStagingAssociation.com or call 800-201-8687