CHARLOTTE, N.C. - An expanded certification program will be offered by the Association of Closets & Storage Professionals at the Cabinets & Closets Conference and Expo in Charlotte March 6-8, 2019.  The association  will launch its new certification program - Certified Installer - while increasing the levels of onsite certification offered during the event.

ACSP will also sponsor peer-to-peer roundtable discussions at the show, on management and operations topics, including software and sales, on Thursday, March 7, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Both the certification program and the roundtables will take place in the Charlotte Convention Center Room 213D.

For the first time, the ACSP will offer all three levels of professional closet and storage design certification on site. The  group  will certify Bronze (Registered Storage Designer) , Silver (Certified Storage Designer) and Gold (Master Storage Designer).

ACSP certification is based upon five key areas: Knowledge, Experience, Education, Client Recommendation, and Design. ACSP says these standards are what define a designer, setting them apart from the competition. The ACSP says the program helps Certified Designers generate incremental business while also acknowledging them for their continued efforts over the course of their careers.

In the application process, designers will be asked to meet a list of specific requirements ranging from education, hands-on experience, client recommendations, and, most importantly, the certification examination and design challenge.  

Based on passing the examination and submitting additional evidence of certification eligibility, qualified designers can be certified at one of three levels – Registered Storage Designer, Certified Storage Designer, or Master Storage Designer – and qualify for the many benefits of each respective level.

The ACSP program gives ability to market certification status to consumers and potential employers, and includes the use of the certification logo and name on business cards, stationery and marketing materials, and inclusion in a searchable listing at the ACSP website. For more information visit or


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