SHS Home Staging Certification Course FAQ

Do I need a design or real estate background to enroll in the course?

Absolutely not! Our SHS home staging certification courses are meticulously designed for individuals at all levels, especially beginners. We provide a foundational education that equips you with everything you need to embark on a successful home staging career, regardless of your previous experience or background.

Can home staging really be learned effectively online?

Yes, indeed! Our lead instructor, Caroline Miller, has over 16 years of experience in delivering online education. The SHS program combines comprehensive course materials with practical, hands-on exercises and assignments. This approach ensures you receive an education that rivals, or even surpasses, traditional in-person seminars by offering more in-depth hands-on experience and practice opportunities.

How will I know what to do when I start staging clients’ homes?

We’ve developed a detailed home staging checklist to guide you through every step of the staging process. Additionally, our course materials are designed to provide in-depth knowledge and practical tips to ensure you’re well-prepared for real-world staging scenarios.

Is certification necessary to become a home stager?

While not legally required, obtaining a certification can be a powerful marketing tool for your business. It enhances your credibility, boosts your confidence, and can make you more appealing to real estate agents and homeowners alike. SHS’s certification, in particular, signifies that you have been thoroughly trained and evaluated, ready to provide professional staging services.

What exactly does being a certified home stager mean?

Certification standards can vary widely across different staging schools. At SHS, we ensure our certification holds significant value. Unlike programs that only require attendance, we evaluate our students’ work through a rigorous final exam process to ensure they are fully prepared for professional staging tasks. Being a certified home stager from SHS means you have successfully completed and passed this comprehensive training and assessment.

What is the earning potential for a certified home stager?

Home staging is a lucrative profession, with professionals typically charging between $100 to $300 per hour, depending on their location and level of experience. Whether you’re looking for a full-time career or seeking to supplement your income, the financial rewards of home staging are substantial and scalable based on how much you choose to work.

Is the SHS certification recognized internationally?

Yes, our SHS certification is recognized not only in the United States and Canada but also in other countries. This makes our program a great choice for those looking to offer their staging services in various international markets.

What are the costs associated with becoming a certified home stager?

We believe in providing quality education that’s accessible. While there are programs out there costing upwards of $1000, SHS offers an affordable path to certification without compromising on the quality or comprehensiveness of the training.

Who will be teaching the course?

Caroline Miller, the founder and lead instructor at SHS, brings a wealth of experience to the program. Having started her journey in online home staging education back in 2005 and successfully running a top-ranked staging school, Caroline has dedicated herself to crafting a curriculum that is both in-depth and personal. She takes pride in the success of her students, many of whom have gone on to achieve great things in the industry.

Is the certification course delivered through webinars?

No, our course content is provided through a comprehensive PDF document. This format allows you to easily access the material on any device at any time, ensuring flexibility and convenience for all our students.

How long does it take to complete the certification course?

Our program is self-paced, allowing you to fit your studies around your personal and professional commitments. On average, students complete the course within 2-3 weeks, utilizing evenings and weekends for study.

What do I need to complete the certification exam?

For the practical component of our certification exam, you’ll need access to a room that you can stage, a camera (smartphone cameras are sufficient) for documenting your work, and email access for submitting your exam. We understand current restrictions might limit access to external spaces, so using your own home and adapting to your available spaces is perfectly acceptable.

Do you provide business templates or forms?

We’ve found that our students prefer to customize their own business documents to suit their unique styles and needs. While we no longer provide standardized templates, we do offer guidance on where to find resources, including both free and paid options, to help you establish and streamline your home staging business.

For more detailed information so you can start your journey toward becoming a certified home stager check out our home staging certification course.