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Training and Certification

Because there are so many programs, teaching methods, and certifications available, with more appearing every day, making decisions about the program you take can become confusing. Here are some things you should find out about any training program you are considering:

Redesign and Staging were named the hottest new careers by Entrepreneur Magazine in 2007.


Midwest Staging Redesign InstituteMSRI is proud to professionally train hundreds of Interior Redesigners and Real Estate Home Stagers. Intense three and five-day training encompasses both classroom and hands-on instruction. All MSRI trained professionals must pass a comprehensive exam in order to be certified through the MSRI.


MSRI seeks to establish and maintain high industry standards; promote public awareness; and expand the fields of redesign and staging.


Nothing beats hands-on training…

When you choose the Midwest Staging Redesign Institute, you’ll be well prepared to begin your own business as a Qualified Redesign Specialist. All MSRI certified programs offer 2-3 projects in homes with different experiences, helping you to build confidence in your approach to a diverse set of decorating dilemmas and solutions, building a strong foundation for your successful business.

Redesign for Real Estate…

Additionally, redesign is the foundation upon which real estate staging is based – being able to place furniture, hang art, and accessorize to highlight the best-selling features of the house. Once you learn the basics of redesign, you can both stage a home for sale and redesign a client’s new home for the move-in. With hands-on practice in redesign/staging basics during the five-day training, you are totally prepared to stage a home for sale, and do the move-in on the other side of the transaction.

Fusing your knowledge within a small classroom setting…

Professional training consists of classroom and field practice, incorporating personal attention in small course formats. Reference manuals (two-hundred pages plus) include fundamental lessons in the step by step process of redesign/staging – hanging art, accessory placement, basic color theory and decorating principles, successful lighting design, and how to interpret your client’s needs. Critical details of starting a small business are also included in your training manual - essential business forms, fundamental details of starting, marketing & promoting a small business and consultation and fee structuring guidelines. All the foundational informational tools you will need to get your business off the ground are part of the extensive and intensive five-day programs.

Walk hand-in-hand with MSRI

Continued coaching is just an e-mail away from Midwest Staging Redesign Institute. Once you are a graduate you will have the opportunity to network with other redesigners through various national and local organizations, ask specific questions about your redesign/home staging dilemmas, share marketing strategies and decorating ideas, discover the latest and greatest tools. Finally, each year you’ll have a chance to take in the big picture at the various organizations conferences, to get inspiration from well-known industry leaders and come together with fellow redesigners in an atmosphere of camaraderie, education, and exhilaration! Your training does not end when you return home. The Midwest Staging Redesign Institute offers continuing support to help you succeed, validating your decision to select MSRI for your training.