Course 2 – Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)



The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry – home modifications for aging in place.

Continuing Education Units (CEUS) for AIA, AOTA, NKBA

Remaining class dates in 2022: July 14, August 11, September 8, October 13, November 10, December 8

Registration closes on the Friday before the scheduled date. Students can contact me with questions and can be wait listed or register for a later date.

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Course 2: Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)

There is an increasing desire among today’s home owners to live in one’s home as long as possible which has created a strong demand for products and services serving this audience. To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging. Likewise, service providers are answering this demand by focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people, without regard to age, income or ability level, and regardless of life’s changes and challenges. The goal of this course is to enable participants to identify common challenges within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place as well as identify with one or more of these groups: Individuals who are not experiencing health issues related to aging, individuals who have a progressive or other condition that requires home modifications or equipment, and individuals who are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change.

Classes are live (not recorded) from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.

Session dates: (Choose your desired date from the dropdown above)

July 14

August 11

September 8

October 13

November 10

December 8

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing the job while the client is in residence.
  • Identify legal and contractual considerations for building professionals providing AIP design solutions for residential clients.
  • Describe the categories of design and how they relate and apply to the three AIP market segments.
  • Describe specific design concepts for the AIP client.

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The course presents various methods and techniques for modifying home design, from the perspective of new construction and retrofitting. This course is required for the NAHB Certified Aging in Place Specialist. It can be used as CEs for NAHB CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, CSP, Master CSP, CMP and MIRM.

Classes are live (not recorded) from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.