Home Staging Certification

Get Your Home Staging Certification!

NYIAD's Home Staging Course has been certified by Designer Society of America. That means all NYIAD Home Staging Students and Graduates are eligible for DSA's Certified Home Staging Professional (CHSP).

Designer Society of America is an industry organization for fellow professionals and trade partners. It is a society for and about home stagers, and is in contact with over 32,000 professionals, showrooms and other industry members. Founded in 1999, DSA strives to give a voice to individuals in the industry, and is open to residential home stagers, space planners, kitchen and bath designers, re-designers, and the trade companies that serve them. They provide a community for those in the home staging field, offering networking opportunities, consultations, and promotion. This best-in-class industry designation is a must for aspiring home stagers.


  • Earn a Respected Certification - Receiving a CHSP certification shows your colleagues, potential clients, and the public a serious commitment to your chosen career and your ability to perform.
  • Enhance Your Professional Image – The CHSP certification exam seeks to grow, promote, and develop certified professionals who will quickly move to the front of the pack. Certified professionals are held up as examples of excellence in the industry.
  • Greater Earning Potential - CHSP certification can provide greater earning potential. It's no secret in the home staging industry that certified professionals earn more than non-certified individuals.
  • Improve Your Skills And Knowledge - CHSP certification improves your skills and knowledge, showing your personal competency by confirming proficiency, career involvement and dedication to ongoing education.
  • Peer Recognition - As an CHSP certified professional, you can expect increased recognition from your peers for taking that extra step in your professional development.

Steps to Home Staging Certification

  1. New students may register for certification when they enroll in our Home Staging Course
  2. Certification costs $495 (75% off) and includes one free year of membership with DSA! This is the only time that this offer will be made.
  3. Upon successful completion of our course, students must pass the CHSP exam. Then you will receive your certification and membership.

Take this important step toward the career of your dreams today! When you click the "Register Now" button below you'll be directed to our enrollment page where you can sign up for the course and add certification in Step 3.

*Note: *Students will have 5 years to complete the CHSP exam from the date of purchase. Additionally, students will have 14 days after enrollment to cancel and get a full refund. After 14 days, the certification fee becomes non-refundable.

Industry Certification

Certified Home Staging Professional (CHSP)
Designer Society of America