Certified Office Mover Course

Our Certified Office Mover Course was created by Ed Katz of International Office Moving Institute (IOMI). The best practices methods were developed over 20 years as he build a successful business that did over 50,000 local office moves.

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International Office Moving Institute & Ed Katz

For nearly 30 years, IOMI® (International Office Moving Institute) has been the world’s premier ‘university for office moving,’ providing independent training and certification to moving industry professionals. We’ve taught thousands of students in our on-site three-day on-site courses.

We have now converted the on site classes to an online version that can be accessed 24 hours a day, all year long, from anywhere in the world.

This convenience allows more moving companies and in-house movers to benefit from our years of experience and time tested and refined best practices.

We are not an alliance, a trade association, or a moving company, but an independent, unbiased office moving resource and training organization beholden to no one. We accept no advertising. The links from within our pages to other websites are reciprocal.

Frequently Asked Questions

How soon can we apply what we learn in the online seminar to make us more successful?

As soon as you complete your online training and if you’re in sales, you’ll be able to estimate any size job from a small internal to a large multi-truckload move. If you’re in operations, you’ll have easier and safer techniques for moving furniture, transporting computers, loading a moving van, and installing building protection that you can adopt right away.


Besides the online seminar fee, are there any hidden or additional charges?

There are no hidden fees or charges. Your seminar fee gives you unlimited access to all the Courses, Modules, and pdf downloads 24/7 for all your employees at your location or branch for one entire year.


Is there someone we can contact if we have questions concerning Course or Module content?

Your instructor, Ed Katz, welcomes questions and comments. According to him, it’s what keeps him young-minded and alert.


What happens at the end of the initial year, can we renew?

Unless you have already gotten a multi-branch discount, you can renew your enrollment at a 25% discount from the initial fee so long as you renew before your present enrollment expires.


Does everyone take the same courses, or do you have specific courses for our different job categories?

Our “Learning Paths” provide specific courses for your different job categories. Courses are job specific for the following categories:

  • Mover/Helpers
  • Operations Managers, Project Managers, Supervisors and Foremen
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Business Development Representatives
  • Owners, General Manager, Branch Managers, and Sales Personnel

What happens if we need to stop a Course before we finish it?

Ed Katz walked in your shoes for 24 years when he owned his moving company and knows interruptions are the norm in the moving industry. We, therefore, have made the learning process very “user friendly” for you. You can pause or stop the Courses, Modules, and videos at any time and resume them at your convenience picking up right where you left off.


Is the course mobile and tablet friendly?

The online training is mobile and tablet friendly. It works on iPads, tablets, iPhones, and Smartphones.


I’ve heard that some students don’t pay attention when they train online. Is there a way we can keep our students “engaged” during the IOMI® learning process?

Our process “captures” your employees both mentally as well as physically by lacing the Courses and Modules with questions that are easy to answer so long as students pay attention. Students cannot advance to the next module until the question(s) is answered correctly. To keep students on track, they must initially take Courses and Modules in order. Once a track’s Courses and Modules are completed, students can go back and watch any of them in any order at their convenience.


Can the courses be viewed in a group setting?

Yes, in fact we encourage you to have your mover/helpers watch their Courses and Modules together on a big screen TV or LCD projector and open the questions (and answers) to group discussions.


How long is the entire course?

If you take the entire seminar viewing all the Courses and Modules and answer all the questions, it is approximately 12 ½ hours from beginning to end. After you complete a Course, you can go back and watch it or a Module again anytime at your convenience.



“We were in Fort Lauderdale yesterday where we were awarded a bid on a 600 employee office move. Thanks to you!!! We let them know our crews went through your training and they loved it.”

-- Chris Hunt, CEO, First Class Moving Systems



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What You Get

Access to All Course Videos

  • Course 1 – Best Practice Methods for Moving Furniture, Computers, & Contents
  • Course 2 – How to Create a Scope of Services
  • Course 3 – The IOMI Estimating Formula
  • Course 4 – Book the Move
  • Course 5 – Working with the Floor Plan
  • Course 6 – Prepare your Customer for the Move
  • Course 7 – How to Dispatch and Run a Move
  • Course 8 – How to Load a Moving Van using the IOMI Floating Method
  • Course 9 – Marketing
  • Course 10 – IOMI Certification

 

Access to All Bonuses

  • Bonus 1 – 30-Minute Office Moving Summary Video
  • Bonus 2 - Documents & Templates
  • Bonus 3 - David vs Goliath

Role Specific Learning Paths or Course Tracks

We know not all Jobs have the same set of needs and responsibilities. Which is why we created five learning paths tailored to the different roles.

  1. Movers / Helpers
  2. Operations Managers, Project Managers, Supervisors and Foremen
  3. Business Development Representative
  4. Customer Service Representatives
  5. GM's, Branch Managers, and Sales Personnel

You are welcome to follow these preset Learning Paths or you can create your own customized one based on your company's needs.

 

 

Courses Assigned to the Different Learning Paths

 

wdt_IDCourseMover / HelperOperations ManagerCustomer ServiceBusiness DevelopmentOwners, GMs, & Sales
1 Course 1: Introduction & Course Goals
 
 
 
 
 
2 Course 2: Scope of Services
No
 
 
 
 
3 Course 3: IOMI Estimating Formula
No
No
 
No
 
4 Course 4: Book the Move
No
 
No
No
 
5 Course 5: Working with the Floor Plan
No
 
No
No
 
6 Course 6: Prepare Your Customer for the Move
No
 
No
No
 
7 Course 7: How to Dispatch and run a move
No
 
No
No
 
8 Course 8: How to Load a Moving Van using the IOMI Floating Method
 
 
No
No
 
9 Course 9: Marketing & Growing Your Business
No
No
No
No
 
10 Course 10: IOMI Certification
No
No
 
No
 


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