Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III)

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Awareness of the aging in place (AIP) concept in the home building industry has increased significantly so that the National Association of Home Builders Certified Aging-in-Place (CAPS) designation is becoming the preferred, if not the expected, designation for professionals working with the AIP population.

The CAPS programs was created to introduce building industry professionals to the market's growth potential and to teach techniques for expanding a business through effective marketing, communication, and solution design and implementation for this market.

Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III) presents detailed discussions about the application and integration of design solutions in a home. It is the final step toward developing comprehensive knowledge and honed skill for staying ahead of the curve in this ever-expanding market.

Refer to Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I) and Design Concepts and Methods for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II) for more CAPS training.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Create comprehensive designs for aging in place projects
  • Practice design and installation for key components of AIP home design
  • Implement techniques of budget integration into design and product selection
  • Identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions
  • Review and apply solutions for common single-room modifications of a specified space
  • Prioritize solutions in a whole house multi-generational case study while being compliant with budgetary constraints with consideration given to phased construction application

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Who Should Take This Course?

This course will benefit builders, remodelers, and allied professionals who serve the aging in place market, including occupational therapists, physical therapists, real estate professionals, and trade contractors, as well as academics.

This course education level is considered Intermediate.

NAHB Designations and Continuing Education Credits

This course is a requirement to earn the CAPS designation. Business Management for Building Professionals will be approved as a required course if taken prior to Jan. 1, 2018. For more details, visit How to Earn Your CAPS.

This course provides six hours of continuing education credits for these NAHB designations: CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR, CSP, Master CSP, CMP, and MIRM.

Additional Credit Information

NAHB is an Approved Provider with the American Occupational Therapy Association. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. Education distributors who would like to offer CEUs to their students for approved courses must inform NAHB at the same time the course(s) is scheduled.

As of Jan. 6, 2021, the virtual format of this course provides 0.6 continuing education credits for AOTA.

6 AIA/CES LU: NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this course will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by NAHB. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.

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