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Event CAPS III — Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging In Place
Description Don PrattThis course builds on the CAPS II course (which is a highly recommended prerequisite to this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities.
Speaker / Instructor Don Pratt, CGB, CGR, CGP, CAPS - CECS of Michigan, LLC
Date 2019-10-30
Time 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location Association Offices
30400 Telegraph Road, Suite 202
Bingham Farms, MI 48025
(North Entrance)
Cost $225/Member; $275/Guest
Comments / Notes What is CAPS?
The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential industry: home modifications for aging-in-place. NAHB Remodelers, in collaboration with AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB Seniors Housing Council — developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place.

What is Aging-In-Place?
Remaining in one’s home safely,independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. The pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one’s maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and special events that enrich all our lives. The reassurance of being able to call a house a “home” for a lifetime.

Certification Requirements
CAPS is a three-day program that teaches strategies and techniques for marketing, designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. Participants must complete and submit a graduation application to NAHB Education with a fee of $75/member or $110/non-member. Upon approval graduates may use the CAPS designation.