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The Association of Closet and Storage Professionals (ACSP) is a national organization formed to unite and educate storage professionals about all aspects of the storage industry.   In 2005, the ACSP evolved from the existing NCG (National Closets Group) and now covers a wide range of storage solutions for closets, garages, laundry rooms, mud rooms, home offices, entertainment centers, pantries and Murphy Bed solutions.

The main principles the ACSP subscribes to today include:

  • Promotion
  • Education
  • Networking

The ACSP prides themselves on educating storage professionals.  One of the best tools of the trade is their Planning Guide.

ACSP Planning Guide

Regardless of your level of knowledge or experience, this is an invaluable tool for anyone in the industry!  If you are interested in purchasing this guide, please visit http://www.closetpros.org/order-the-printed-planning-guide.html.

If you want more than just the planning guide, become a member!  Among the many benefits of membership:

  • Members are always up on the latest and greatest trends and installation techniques.
  • Members can advance their careers with marketing materials. 
  • An ACSP membership lets customers know you’re serious about storage.

The ACSP offers 3 levels of certification:

  • Registered Storage Designer
  • Certified Storage Designer
  • Master Storage Designer

These certifications are based on five key areas:

  • Knowledge
  • Experience
  • Education
  • Client Recommendation
  • Design

In addition, the ACSP hosts the Closets and Cabinets Conference and Expo yearly.  This year’s conference will be located in Somerset, New Jersey April 9th – April 11th.

“The 2014 “Total Storage Solutions” event will once again draw from the inherent similarities and synergies of the dynamic closet and custom cabinet markets, while also paying homage to the distinctive differences that make each of these utilitarian products unique. The event also will capitalize on custom cabinet companies that are crossing over to win closet business and vice versa.”  (Courtesy of the ACSP event website www.woodworkingnetwork.com/cabinets-closets-conference-expo.)

We are looking forward to attending the Closets and Cabinets Conference and Expo and will provide more in-depth coverage in a future blog post.  In the meantime, have a look at their website, www.closets.org, and join in the storage fun today!