Since 2002, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), at the encouragement of AARP, has been offering the Certified Aging In Place Specialist (“CAPS”) designation and training program for consumers and professionals who want to learn about continuing to live in one’s long-term home of choice in a safe, comfortable, convenient, and accessible way.

Over the years, there have been three major versions of the program. The initial content featured a CAPS I and CAPS II and a Business Management class and ran until 2008. In 2008, the second edition of classes, retitled and with new materials, was introduced although still a CAPS I, CAPS II, and Business Management set of classes. The Business Management class in both timeframes was able to be skipped for someone having already completed similar coursework elsewhere or having a professional designation that would suffice.

Then in 2017, we have the current content. The CAPS curriculum was totally modified, rewritten, and reissued. This is good news for all of us. The courses were renamed, new materials prepared, and a third class was added. Now, after a long wait, the CAPS III class is part of the designation coursework.

Unlike earlier times, there are no exemptions for anyone based on knowledge, experience, degrees or other certifications held, or any other criteria. All of us take all three classes.

  • If you already have taken any of the previously issued CAPS classes, or you have obtained your designation, you do not have to do anything – your CAPS certification is as solid as ever.
  • If you have only taken one or two of the classes and need to finish your coursework, the new material will be refreshing and more timely for you – some of you may even want to go back to the beginning even though this is not required. This will provide updated material and additional CEUs even you if have completed the material previously and don’t require it for credit toward the designation.
  • Here is a synopsis of each of the three CAPS classes (CAPS I, CAPS II, and CAPS III) that Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, presents in West Palm Beach, Florida and many other markets throughout the United States – over forty times a year:
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February 2020

CAPS I (Euless, Texas)

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Acme Brick of Ft. Worth, 801 Airport Freeway
Euless, TX 76040 United States
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CAPS II (Euless, Texas)

February 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Acme Brick of Ft. Worth, 801 Airport Freeway
Euless, TX 76040 United States
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CAPS III (Euless, Texas)

February 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Acme Brick of Ft. Worth, 801 Airport Freeway
Euless, TX 76040 United States
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CAPS I (West Palm Beach, Florida)

February 10 @ 9:00 am EST
Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100
West Palm Beach, FL 33411 United States
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CAPS II (West Palm Beach, Florida)

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100
West Palm Beach, FL 33411 United States
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CAPS III (West Palm Beach, Florida)

February 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100
West Palm Beach, FL 33411 United States
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CAPS I (Tampa, Florida)

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Tampa Bay Builders Association, 512 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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CAPS II (Tampa, Florida)

February 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Tampa Bay Builders Association, 512 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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CAPS III (Tampa, Florida)

February 26 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EST
Tampa Bay Builders Association, 512 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33602 United States
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March 2020

CAPS I (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)

March 2 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST
Ann Hoke & Associates, 262 Robert Rose Drive
Murfreesboro, TN 37129 United States
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