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CAPS Courses

Course Title: Details And Solutions For Livable Homes And Aging In Place


This course is required to earn the CAPS designation.

For those looking to earn their CAPS designation, this one-day 6 credit hour class is the perfect combination of previous courses. The curriculum blends together existing training from both CAPS II and CAPS III- providing all that’s needed to proudly join the ranks as a Certified Aging in Place Specialist!



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

This course presents detailed 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 for Livable Home and Aging In Place (CAPS II) for more CAPS training.

Purpose Of This Course

Details And Solutions For Livable Homes And Aging In Place (CAPS III) enhances your application knowledge of design concepts and solutions that meet the needs of the aging in place client. You will explore design techniques for new structures and modifications to existing structures, expanding on the information presented in Design Concepts for Livable Home and Aging In Place (CAPS II). The course also provides a more detailed discussion on products designed for the AIP market, their cost, availability, and detailed instruction in construction techniques.


This course is intended for builders, remodelers, vendors manufacturers architects, designers (building and interior), trade contractors, real estate professionals, health industry professionals, and the academic community.

This course is required for CAPS designation.

This course is approved by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Continuing Education Systems (CES) for 6 AIA/CES Learning Units (LU’s) through the NAHB.

Course Objectives

By completing this course participants will be able to:

  • Describe the CAPS professionals’ task and the robust opportunity to help clients achieve a livable environment.
  • Explain best practice design and installation and their typical variations for AIP home modifications.
  • Develop livable home solutions that meet clients needs and anticipate installation considerations for a single room.

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