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#1 Online Certified Aging in Place Specialist & 2020 NAHB Educator of the Year

Steve's educational mission is simple and direct: equip you to serve your aging in place clients. We provide training courses, consulting, and individual coaching sessions to help you envision and create solutions that allow people to remain living safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes as they age in place.

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The #1 Online CAPS Trainer, Advisor & Consultant

Why wait to obtain your CAPS certification? Get it in just three days – from the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Take them on three consecutive days or split them up to accommodate your schedule. Regardless of your level of professional or practical experience with aging in place issues, Steve notes that most people who attend the CAPS and related classes he offers have some type of personal connection with aging in place issues that involved a parent, child, sibling, or other family members so there already is a knowledge base present.

Steve’s educational mission is simple and direct: equip you to serve your aging in place clients. We provide training courses, consulting, and individual coaching sessions to help you envision and create solutions that allow people to remain living safely, comfortably, and independently in their homes, as they age in place.

There are so many opportunities available to help people age in place effectively, including universal design and visibility approaches, and Steve will help you navigate the many possibilities open to you. This is true for general contractors, builders, remodelers, renovators, handymen, trade contractors of various types, occupational or physical therapists and assistants, durable medical equipment and assistive technology suppliers, equipment specialists and installers, interior designers and decorators, space planners, architects, building designers, nurses, physicians, case managers, discharge planners, social workers, building material manufacturers and sales representatives, home inspectors, real estate sales professionals, attorneys, insurance agents and adjusters, non-profit organizations, government agencies, home health workers, financial planners, lenders, and so many other professionals.

Alexander Moore
Alexander Moore
2022-05-13
Steve is a wealth of knowledge. His course is engaging and educational. I now have the tools I need to help people stay safe and secure in the comfort of their own home.
Michael Schluetter
Michael Schluetter
2022-05-06
I have been working with Steve since 2014 and did my CAPS Training with him in 2018. Steve is one of the most knowledgeable people in the Building and Construction Industry that I know. His courses are excellent, and he is always available whenever I have a challenging question or need consultation on a project. I can recommend his excellence to anyone who wants to widen their horizon and find new solutions and methods for their clients.
Katie Haman
Katie Haman
2022-04-22
I completed Steve's CAPS course and it was a great class. Steve was great at facilitating discussion among a group of people with varying backgrounds (i.e. medical professionals, real estate agents, interior designers and construction). He is very knowledgeable about the content and answers all questions thoroughly.
Patrice Pitts
Patrice Pitts
2022-04-09
Beyond Your CAPS was a fantastic course to help me consider how I might expand my skills into another area of the community as well as to consider additional sources of income. Steve's course considered many aspects of services/assessments that could be beneficial to clients and included both legal and billing suggestions/guidelines. A very helpful course I would definitely recommend it!
David Crowthers
David Crowthers
2022-04-08
Steve provides a fantastic learning platform. His classs provides a very informative, easy to follow and the material was easy to grasp. Thank you Steve for a great couple days of learning!
Taylor Sherrod
Taylor Sherrod
2022-03-30
I am so grateful for all the awesome information I learned while taking Steve’s courses and all the great feedback I received from Steve when I had questions regarding any topics….even if it were outside our classroom topics. Steve is very knowledgeable and would take the time to address any questions or spend extra time on a subject just to make sure the lesson was fully addressed! After my 3 courses were over, I had an additional question that I emailed Steve about….Steve called me personally to answer my question because he felt like it needed to be addressed over the phone rather than email….. he didn’t have to do that, but he did! He is great at what he does, and I’m very grateful for the knowledge!
jay lambert
jay lambert
2022-03-28
Steve's class was full of great information. He makes the class very interesting. I highly recommend this class.
Dave Hall
Dave Hall
2021-12-16
I just finished all 3 CAPS classes with Steve as the instructor. Being on the West coast and not being a morning person, I was concerned about the class starting at 6:00 am. But the classes held my attention quite well, as Steve made it very interesting for all of us. With great examples, the skill of fluidity, and by including others in the discourse, the time just flew by. He has a firm knowledge of the material and has the gift of communicating the details with flair. I also took this course in person 3 years ago. That was also a great experience, but I much prefer Steve as the Instructor. And the style of the online version of this course was exceptional. Great job Steve!!
MELBA RAMOS
MELBA RAMOS
2021-10-27
I completed my CAPS class . I really enjoyed the classes and appreciated the fact that I was able to do it from home via Zoom . Steve was wonderful and provided us with valuable knowledge, information and resources which will allow me to us the information right away. The classes were very organized and they run on a timely manner. I strongly recommend this training and Steve as instructor.
Kurt Biebuyck
Kurt Biebuyck
2021-08-24
Steve does a great job of presenting the material in a laid-back fashion. He encourages and promotes discussion amongst various professionals (therapists, builders and realtors, etc.) and allows those discussions to guide the presentation. Experienced, collegial and open to post- course questions, communications. Highly recommended.

I took Steve’s Certified Aging In Place training. Steve is an excellent instructor. He takes very detailed and complicated ideas and topics and makes them seem very simple and easy to understand. Would highly recommend.

Charlie Etgen, CAPS
Accessible Bathtub Solutions, Bangor, PA

Steve is the guru of Aging In Place Specialists! I learned so much from his CAPS classes and am excited to put the knowledge to use working as an Occupational Therapist!”

Mindy Alexander, OTR/L, CAPS
Rehabilitation Hospital Occupational Therapist, Candler, NC

I recently received my CAPS certification with Steve. He did a wonderful job presenting the material and with keeping everyone engaged. I learned great skills from him that I can apply to my career as an occupational therapist modifying homes for individual who wish to age in place. I absolutely recommend his classes for anyone interested in this certification!

Alesia Hawking OTR/L, CAPS
Occupational Therapist, St. Petersburg, FL

Steve was an outstanding instructor in the CAPS class this weekend and I would highly recommend him when obtaining your CAPS certification. I learned so much with this class and had immediate application to what I learned. Thank you, Steve, for all of your hard work!

Jennifer Galloway PT, CAPS
Outpatient Orthopedic Physical Therapist, Oak Ridge, TN

Steve is a natural teacher. As a builder for over 15 years I have taken my fair share of classes related to construction and real estate. Steve made the Aging in Place (CAPS I, II, III) and Universal Design curriculum engaging, and I would recommend these classes for those interested in this exciting demographic. I appreciate your dedication Steve.

Ron Maggio, CAPS
Licensed Florida General Contractor, West Palm Beach, FL

“I am taking classes with Steve. I must say his experience and invaluable knowledge open new ideas for me. I was looking for aging specialist certificate around the world and I found the best. Totally recommend his lessons specially for people worldwide trying to improve aging issues in our own countries.”

Daniela Garrido Werner CAPS, Diseñadora, Geronto-Diseño Coordinador Direccion de Egresados UA de Chile

Featured CAPS Coursework & Resources


  • Caps Classes

    The “Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS)” designation is a joint program of the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) and AARP, which you can attain after completion of the three-day program of required courses.

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  • Universal Design

    Steve Hoffacker CAPS, offers additional coursework and consulting beyond the “CAPS” designation and certification program for those who are interested in creating or providing the greatest amount of access and visitability for their clients

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  • Resources

    Steve Hoffacker CAPS, has written and published several books which you will find beneficial as you develop and strengthen your construction or aging-in-place businesses.

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  • About Steve

    Steve Hoffacker CAPS, is a highly regarded, much in demand, and widely recognized Certified Aging In Place Specialist-Master Instructor, Universal Design Master-Instructor, aging in place thought-leader, and senior safety consultant throughout North America and beyond.

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