While it is not necessary to be certified to be a successful home stager, it sure can't hurt. Some people do place credence in seeing some initials after your name. Now you can become certified by the #1 ranked staging trainer in the world, Barbara Jennings. You must pass an exam and submit a portfolio for review by a panel of industry judges. NOTE: This is not a training tutorial or course. This is the application fee to take the exam and submit a portfolio for review only. Candidates are encouraged to take our design and basic staging business tutorial first. This is a non-refundable fee.