Aging In Place Certification & Universal Design Instruction

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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Equipping you to serve your aging in place clients

Why wait to obtain your CAPS certification? Get it in just three days. 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.

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

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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