CAPS Certifications for Interior Designers

Steve Hoffacker Is Your Design-Focused CAPS Instructor

Steve Hoffacker CAPS CEAC SHSS has a long association with designers – interior designers, kitchen and bath designers, structural engineers, architects, and architectural designers – and has had the pleasure of having many professionals with your background and experience attend and participate in the CAPS and Universal Design classes he has been teaching the past fourteen years.

The unique experience and viewpoint of the designer (collectively as a kitchen and bath designer, interior designer, building designer, architect, or specifier) enable you to understand how people use the areas in their home and especially their kitchen and bathroom space.

Of course, the way people generally navigate and use their home is quite important – moving about from room-to-room or space-to-space in the case of more open floor plans, using passageways and doorways, and taking into account the general considerations of lighting, flooring, furniture, cabinetry, fixtures, controls and switches, and other elements that comprise a person’s living space.

Designers, across all price points, architectural styles, ages of homes, and geographic locations, are well-versed in analyzing what they see when they arrive at a home and open the front door (in-person or by looking at a floor plan or rendering) and suggesting modifications to enhance the lifestyle, mobility, accessibility, navigation, comfort, convenience, and overall safety of their clients.

Whether the home is newly constructed, a few years old, built within the last couple of decades, a mid-century home, or one built much earlier (in the 1800s or before), there likely are issues with how the home is designed and equipped for the needs of the occupants and those who visit that home on an occasional basis. Of course, any home becomes more challenging as people age.

This is where the CAPS perspective and training becomes important

Many professional specialties may have a say in how to define a living space well so that it accommodates the lifestyle needs of the occupants to keep it relatively safe and easy for them to use it. Certainly, OTs, PTs, and other health care professionals are well-versed in addressing this, but so are designers.

By looking at and commenting on spatial relationship within a room and between rooms – open or closed floor plans, lighting, colors, flooring, and furnishings, a designer can impact how well the client can live in their home long-term through their observations and recommendations.

Come join our group of Certified Aging In Place Specialists to gain a little greater insight into how people use their home as they age, some of the sensory and mobility changes that occur, and to have a more significant impact in the lives of your clients. Learn to connect and interact with related professionals as well to create a more synergistic solution for your clients and the marketplace in general.

Steve Hoffacker is a member of NKBA (with the Living In Place, Lighting, Floor Plans & Specifications, and Sales & Marketing badges) and an Approved CE Provider. Find a class that Steve is teaching to work with someone who is a part of your profession.

What My Students Have to Say:

Marian Berman
Marian Berman
2022-10-07
I just completed the Beyond Your Caps class and I feel as empowered and as energized as I was when I got my certification. Steve is an instructor who is committed o the success of his students and to the health, safety and comfort of everyone! It would be worth twice the price,
Michelle Brink
Michelle Brink
2022-10-07
Steve's classes are fantastic. I thoroughly enjoyed taking CAPS I, II, III with him. I also found the follow up class Beyond CAPS is critical for implementing this new knowledge.
Sarah Bader
Sarah Bader
2022-09-01
I had the pleasure of taking the CAPS certification classes with Steve as well as the follow up class about how to use your CAPS designation. The material and information was fantastic and very helpful. His presentations were interactive and I was engaged the entire time. Highly recommended.
Consuela
Consuela
2022-08-03
The class was very informative. Steve was a great teacher, he presented material from several perspectives -- from a therapist, a contractor, handyman, designer, etc. He made sure he made the information relevant to the various occupations that were in the class.
Tim Rudd
Tim Rudd
2022-07-05
I took all three of the CAPS courses from Steve. He made the classes interesting and engaging. His knowledge on the subject matter is second to none and has great presentation skills. I highly recommend his services.
NormaJean
NormaJean
2022-05-22
I want to again say what an amazing course and the passion you have with educating those you teach is something to watch let alone the knowledge base behind you.
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!