#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.

Sheryl Willms
Sheryl Willms
2020-11-25
I recently took Steve's "Beyond Your CAP'S: What's Next?" class and highly recommend it. Steve presented us with a variety of business ideas that has helped me as an independent contractor to expand my existing business, just what I was looking for! Steve is an expert in this field, and a highly knowledgeable instructor. If you have taken the CAPS courses and are wondering how to capitalize on the certification, then this course is the answer for you. Thanks so much for all your insight, Steve!
Caroline S
Caroline S
2020-07-13
I recently took CAPS I, II and III and was so impressed with the courses and Steve Hoffacker as an instructor. He was excellent. The course material was relevant to my needs and Steve has a lifetime of knowledge and resources that can't be matched. His class is interactive and flows very well. I recommend anyone who wants this type of information take Steve's courses. He is great! His classed are a great value for the money.
becky charles
becky charles
2020-05-22
I just completed CAPS I, II, & III with Steve on virtual classes. It was wonderful to be able to take these classes from Steve for this certification. He was knowledgeable, helpful and a great communicator. I highly recommend Steve. Don't miss out on his classes!
Mike Berkey
Mike Berkey
2020-04-03
I’m surprised to say there wasn’t a dull moment in this class—and that’s because Steve infuses the discussion with so much passion. He cares deeply about helping people live safely and independently in their own homes, and he very adeptly relates every technical aspect of this course back to that larger goal that we all share. I learned a ton in this class about interior design and about working with aging-in-place clients and other consultants. And for a three-day class the time passed so quickly! And that’s because Steve is so friendly, enjoyable to listen to, and does a great job engaging the whole class in learning-focused discussion. I couldn’t recommend Steve more highly.
Em H
Em H
2020-03-30
Steve is a wealth of knowledge! He is an efficient, enthusiastic Teacher and is truly concerned about his students, this topic and helping others. I am now a CAPS certified Interior Designer equipped with the most current Aging in Place information on the market due to enrolling in Steve's courses.
Ellen Belk
Ellen Belk
2020-03-30
Thanks Steve - for your quick responses to my questions, prior to the Universal Design course. LOVED the class. Loved the content. Great info. and your teaching style is good for Adult learners!
Thomas Hurley
Thomas Hurley
2020-03-23
I took the three CAPS courses. Steve was an excellent instructor. He was very knowledgeable and made the courses interesting. Three full days and it never got dull. Overall a highly worthwhile experience.
Andrew Celani
Andrew Celani
2020-03-23
I attended a recent 3-day Aging In Place training seminar that was extremely eye-opening and educational. Steve does an excellent job going from topic-to-topic, making complex problems seem very easy to understand. He gives ample time during chapters to get lunch and stretch your legs, so it doesn't feel like you're "stuck in a classroom" for 8 hours. I've already applied many lessons that I've learned from the seminar into business I work for. My only regret is that I did not sign up for one of these classes sooner.
Bridget Pettiford
Bridget Pettiford
2019-12-20
Steve provides excellent instruction for the NAHB Aging in Place course. His knowledge is limitless for all aspects of home modification. He’s also tech savvy. Additionally, the course was interesting and engaging. I would recommend anyone interested in AIP to sign up for Steve’s offerings. You will be glad you did!
jon McConathy
jon McConathy
2019-06-14
I took the CAPS class from Steve. It was highly informative and Steve was a great instructor. I will be taking his Universal Design class in September.

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, CEAC, SHSS, 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, CEAC, SHSS, 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, CEAC, SHSS, 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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