CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist) is widely recognized as the industry’s premier designation for professionals of all disciplines who work with people of all ages and abilities who want to remain safely and comfortably in their own homes throughout the course of their lives. The CAPS program was originally developed in 2002 by NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) in conjunction with AARP.

The CAPS curriculum consists of three full-day courses and is taught virtually by Chris Moore. He was the first person to earn the Certified Aging in Place Designation in Remodeling in the Roanoke Valley and was recognized as the 2020 Certified Aging in Place Designee of the Year by the National Association of Home Builders.

  • CAPS I covers how to communicate with potential aging-in-place clients and their families and the challenges of reaching these clients.
  • CAPS II covers design concepts and common features that make the home environment safer and more accessible.
  • CAPS III brings it all together and presents real-world case studies that allow students to apply their knowledge to various scenarios.

Newly revised and updated for 2024, the curriculum will help prepare any professional who works in the rapidly growing aging-in-place market.

2024 CAPS Certification Training Class Schedule

All classes are delivered online. Save the date for the session that meets your needs or register for the upcoming session. All sessions include CAPS I, II, and III.

  • Jan. 24-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST (Virtual)
  • March 20-22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST (Virtual)
  • May 8-10, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST (Virtual)
  • Sept. 11-13, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST (Virtual)

Register online to save your spot today! Registration through Roanoke Regional Home Builders Association website.)

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A Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:

  • The unique needs of the older adult population
  • Aging-in-place home modifications
  • Common remodeling projects
  • Solutions to common barriers

The Certified Aging in Place (CAPS) program of the NAHB the CAPS designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice, have proven track records of successful project management complete a comprehensive education curriculum and pledge to uphold the program’s rigorous code of ethics.

An individual with these certifications will have a good understanding of specifications, product quality and installation techniques that will help assure a first-class installation for the consumer.

Look for the certifications on business cards, letterheads, and websites. Discuss installation processes with your contractor or project manager to assure that you are getting the appropriate materials, installation method and warranty for your job.