I'm an accredited staging professional with Stagedhomes.com . They travel around the country offering their staging courses as well as on-line classes
. I don't know how much you can truly learn about staging on-line as I feel that you really need a "hands on" approach to learning staging.
Here's the link to their website:
Hope this helps.
Prudential Connecticut Realty
You can download the show & listen as a podcast. http://www.BlogTalkRadio.com/MedfordHouse
Hope that helps,
Find a colleague and go overnight if there is a class in White Plains NY or Connecticut.
The field of interior decorating should be held in higher esteem; skilled decorators have a mastery of color, textiles, textures, history of furnishing styles, and more.
Good stagers are skilled interior decorators. That doesn't mean that you can't be of some use after taking a two- or three-day class; a little knowledge, while dangerous, is often preferable to no knowledge!
But if you really want to advise someone to be a professional home stager, I think you need to prepare them for a significant investment for inventory and the investment in their education in order to be able to do work commensurate with their pricing.
All the best,