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Yes! Purchased separately, the Expert is $1250 and the Master is $1950, for a total of $3200. Bundled together saves you $50. You can access that here. Please complete all Expert course work prior to attending the Master Class.

We don't know of any other training course that provides the same foundation in design, color, business, marketing, and branding. The 3-day Master training is so jam-packed, it is important for everyone to come to it with the same supporting education. You must complete the Staging Design Professional™ Expert course prior to attending the Master course.

While there is no licensing required to become a stager, certification through a recognized training program is essential to your success. This course will prepare you in every way to launch and grow your staging career. When you complete the course, you will be able to download your certificate with the prestigious Staging Design Professional™ designation (SDP™).

Both RESA and IAHSP have accredited our courses. There are only a very few training programs that have passed the rigorous RESA accreditation process. They are serious about making sure that we are financially sound, are insured, and cover the prescribed objectives. RESA even vets every quoted statistic in our courses. 

Unlike many courses out there, this one was created by a team of stagers who are in the trenches, actively staging homes on a daily basis. Our company has grown from a little idea to one of the largest and most successful staging teams in the world. You get to benefit from our experience, as well as our mistakes.

Principles of great design are the basis for everything you will learn. You will be able to confidently articulate the strategic reasons for every staging recommendation you make.

Our training INCLUDES our color module. Confidence in color selections of tile, paint, and fabric is essential to being a Staging Design Professional™, so of course it is INCLUDED in our SDP training.

R-E-S-P-E-C-T….Find out what it means to your clients.

Absolutely! You will discover so many ways to improve and enhance your staging business. You have been using your amazing intuition, but now you will have the tools and skills to take it to the next level.

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Immediately! Your online training access begins as soon as you complete the registration process.

Easy as ABC. You will be guided through step-by-step and can track your progress as you move through the modules. You must pass each assessment with 80% accuracy to receive credit.

Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your own home. We suggest taking 15 days to cover the 15 modules. You could conceivably power through in a couple of days, or take as much time as you need, up to one full year. Each of the video modules is between 10 and 45 minutes long and includes a short quiz at the end.

Everything you need to get rolling and to grow your business is included. We figured it all out the hard way, so you don’t have to.

Yes! No need to reinvent the wheel. There are a bajillion forms, contracts, checklists, etc that we have already created for you to customize. These are the papers that we developed over the years and use every day.

The Staging Studio Society is a Facebook Group where you can post questions and share your experience with other stagers. We host regular fb live sessions and encourage members to use #AskStagingStudio to submit questions. This is an invaluable ongoing resource.r staging each area of the home

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We are so confident that this course will be invaluable to you, that if you are dissatisfied with the training, we offer a full refund.


Of course, the online portion can be accessed anywhere in the world that has wifi. The Master Level Hands-On Training is based from our warehouse at 1516 W Contour, San Antonio, TX. From there, we will caravan to the homes that we will stage, so you really just need to get to the warehouse and back each day.

Business casual for the first day and casual for the next 2 days. Keep in mind that our local weather is usually pretty hot, so check the forecast before you pack. You will be on your feet a good bit, so wear comfortable shoes.

In order to provide the opportunity to stage both an occupied and a vacant home, we need access to our inventory of furnishings, moving truck, crew, client list, etc here in San Antonio. You will also benefit from seeing a large staging company and its systems in action. Therefore, at this time the live training is only offered in San Antonio.

Staging Studio will provide continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks during the 3 days of training. Let us know if you have any dietary restrictions, but you can probably count on Torchy’s Tacos at least one day, if Roxanne has her way.

Training is scheduled 9-5 for the hands-on sessions, including Q/A time. On the second evening, you have the option of meeting us for dinner at a local restaurant (dutch treat), but other evenings you are free to explore our beautiful city on your own or with some of your classmates. San Antonio is a favorite tourist destination, so you may want to add a day or 2 to taste more margaritas.

Uber or Lyft are very convenient and inexpensive options in San Antonio. You will need to make your way to and from the warehouse each day, but can easily catch a ride with us from there to the stagings.

Staging Studio retains the copyright to all of the training provided. It is intended for the use of our students only. You are free to use the forms and checklists in your own business, but please do not distribute in any other way without express permission.

Any friend of yours is a friend of ours. If you register together, each receives $100 off the Master Level course. Contact us for this discount code.

In the event of an emergency that makes it impossible for an applicant to attend after registering, we will do our best to transfer you to an alternate scheduled date. For changes more than one month ahead, a $100 transfer fee will apply. For changes less than one month ahead, a $200 transfer fee will apply. Refunds will not be granted unless the decision to cancel has been made by Staging Studio. In this case, student has the option of a full refund or transfer to another scheduled date.

We are so glad you asked because this is something that we are passionate about.

It’s wonderful to transform houses, but even better is to transform lives. When you invest in your success through Staging Studio’s Training, you’re not only investing in yourself, but you’re also helping families, women, and children improve their lives. Upon registration for your course, YOU get to choose which non-profit to partner with and Staging Studio will donate 10%. Check out our partners here.

We hold nothing back in this course - We give away the farm! Since we openly share so much proprietary information about our pricing, marketing, and business model, the Master Class is not available to San Antonio or Austin stagers. 

We are not messing around. You will know your stuff after completing the training! To make sure you are picking up what we are putting down, you must pass a short quiz at the end of each video module. Relax - It's not rocket science, and you can re-take as many times as you need to.

When you and a friend sign up together for the Expert Class, each will receive $100 off. Contact us for the applicable code.

No! Once you earn your SDP™ or SDA™ designation, it is yours for life! 

So glad you asked. You're not the only one. We have heard you and are working on rolling out a membership program that would provide updated information, continuing education, industry interviews, coaching and support, content such as posts, blogs, and email templates for you to use in your own marketing and social media campaigns. Keep watching your email and social media for upcoming announcements about this and please let us know what types of information would be most helpful to you. Our goal is to provide everything you need to flourish in the staging industry.

Which course is right for me?

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The SDP™ Professional course was created just for you! You will gain all of the skills and confidence to be a staging phenomenon, without having to pay for the business and marketing modules that are not necessary for you.

The SDP™ Professional Level was designed for the stagers on your team. They will gain all of the skills to stage confidently, without learning how to start their own business and become your competitors.

The SDP™ Expert Course is completely online and includes everything you need to rock your staging career. There are 15 training modules, plus all of the forms, contracts, and checklists that we use in our own business. You get one hour of personal coaching over the phone with Debbie or Julie, and your SDP™ logo to use on your website and marketing material.

The SDP™ Expert Level is completely online and will transform your business. You will gain so much knowledge and insight into how to upgrade your staging, while increasing profits. You already have the eye and the intuition. This training will give you the design principles and vocabulary to articulate the 'why' behind your recommendations. Also included are all of the forms, contracts, checklists, etc that we use every day in our own staging business. Plus one hour personal coaching phone call with Debbie or Julie.

The Master course is for you! 3 days of intensive experience in San Antonio. We will stage an occupied and a vacant home, tour our warehouse, and learn from the entire BY Design team. This is seriously the very best stager training on the planet.

At Staging Studio, we are passionate about helping you be confident and successful in your staging career. We believe that to be the very best stager, you must have a solid foundation in design principles and color, as well as the marketing, systems, and set-up side of running your business. The Expert and Master courses are perfect for you.


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