To get started on your “Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS)” designation, or to complete it if you already have begun the program but need a class or two to complete it, find a convenient location and series of dates from the schedule below. There are new dates and locations added throughout the year, so if you don’t see one at the time of year you’d like to take it, or you want one a little closer to you, contact Steve to see if anything might be in the works to help you. You can also discuss the possibility of having a course scheduled for your area by contacting Steve and discussing this directly with him.

Each course that you register for is $300 for non-members of NAHB and $275 for NAHB members – regardless of where they are held. All three classes are required for your CAPS designation although CAPS I or II that have been taken at an earlier time do not need to be repeated. There are no exceptions or exemptions, which is good because everyone will be working with the same information. CAPS III is a great Continuing Education course for those who already have their CAPS designation.

After completion of the coursework, it takes up to 6 weeks to get the official notification from NAHB and then you can apply for your actual designation. This application (“graduation”) process is a one-time $75 (downloadable paper certificate) or $110 (laminated plaque and lapel pin) for NAHB members and $145 or $218 for non-members. There is an annual renewal fee of $55 for members and $83 for non-members as well as a CEU requirement of 12-hours every three years. Steve explains this in more detail in the classes.

All classes begin at 9:00 am local time, wherever they are held – unless announced differently on a class-by-class basis at the time.

 

September 2018

CAPS Classes have been held so far in September 2018 in Manhattan, KS

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Wednesday, September 19, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Thursday, September 20, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Friday, September 21, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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October 2018

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, October 1, 2018, The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, October 2, 2018, The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, October 3, 2018, The Pines Country Club, 3062 Point Marion Road, Morgantown, WV 26505

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CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Tuesday, October 16, 2018, VGM Homelink, 1111 W San Marnan Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Wednesday, October 17, 2018, VGM Homelink, 1111 W San Marnan Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Thursday, October 18, 2018, VGM Homelink, 1111 W San Marnan Drive, Waterloo, IA 50701

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CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, October 22, 2018, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton, OH 44720

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton OH 44720

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, October 24, 2018, Building Industry Association of Stark & East Central Ohio, 4344 Metro Circle NW, North Canton OH 44720

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CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, October 29, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, October 30, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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November 2018

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association, 3528 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport IA 52807

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Thursday, November 8, 2018, Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association, 3528 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport IA 52807

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Friday, November 9, 2018, Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association, 3528 Jersey Ridge Road, Davenport IA 52807

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CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, 1 Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Thursday, November 15, 2018, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, 1 Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403

CAPS III(“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Friday, November 16, 2018, Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation, 1 Siskin Drive, Chattanooga, TN 37403

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CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Wednesday, November 28, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Thursday, November 29, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Friday, November 30, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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December 2018

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, December 3, 2018, Home Builders Association of Dothan & Wiregrass Area, 2123 Denton Rd # 1, Dothan, AL 36303

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, December 4, 2018, Home Builders Association of Dothan & Wiregrass Area, 2123 Denton Rd # 1, Dothan, AL 36303

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, December 5, 2018, Home Builders Association of Dothan & Wiregrass Area, 2123 Denton Rd # 1, Dothan, AL 36303

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CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, December 17, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, December 19, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

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January 2019

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, January 7, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, January 8, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, January 9, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

February 2019

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Monday, February 4, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Tuesday, February 5, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Wednesday, February 6, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

March 2019

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Wednesday, March 6, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Thursday, March 7, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Friday, March 8, 2018, Schwarzmann European Kitchens, 2351 Vista Parkway, #100, West Palm Beach, FL 33411

April 2019

CAPS I (“Marketing & Communicating With The Aging In Place Client”), Wednesday, April 24, 2018, Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, 636 W Republic Road # D-108, Springfield MO 65807

CAPS II (“Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place”), Thursday, April 25, 2018, Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, 636 W Republic Road # D-108, Springfield MO 65807

CAPS III (“Details & Solutions For Livable Homes & Aging In Place”), Friday, April 26, 2018, Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield, 636 W Republic Road # D-108, Springfield MO 65807

Other noteworthy dates and observances for Aging In Place professionals

January – “National Bath Safety Month” | “National Glaucoma Awareness Month”

February – “AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month” | “National Burn Awareness Week (February 4-10, 2018)

March – “International Listening Month” | “World Plumbing Day” (March 11) | “Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month” | “Brain Injury Awareness Month” | “National Developmental Disabilities Month” | “Save Your Vision Month” | “National Nutrition Month” | “American Diabetes Alert Day” (March 27, 2018) | “National MS Awareness Week (March 11-17, 2018)

April – “National Occupational Therapy Month” | “National New Homes Month” | “National Autism Awareness Month” | “Distracted Driving Awareness Month”

May – “National Remodeling Month” | “National Mobility Awareness Month” | “National Older Americans Month” | “Building Safety Month Week One: ‘Building Solutions for All Ages'” | “Better Hearing & Speech Month” | “National Nurses Week” (May 6-12, 2018) | “National Stroke Awareness Month” | “ALS Awareness Month” | “Arthritis Awareness Month” | “Healthy Vision Month” | “National Senior Health & Fitness Day” (May 30, 2018) | “World MS Awareness Day”( May 30, 2018) | “National Critical Care Awareness & Recognition Month”

June – “National Home Safety Month” |”National Safety Month” | “National Men’s Health Month” | “National Home Ownership Month” | “National Nursing Assistants Week” (June 14-21, 2018)

July – “UV Safety Month”

August – “National Cataract Awareness Month” | “National Children’s Eye & Safety Month” | “Safe & Sound Week” (August 13-19, 2018) | “National Senior Citizen Day” (August 21, 2018)

September – “Falls Prevention Month” | “Falls Prevention Awareness Day” (September 22, 2018) | “Massachusetts Universal Design & Assistive Technology Month” | “National Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month” | “National Women’s Health Month” | “Healthy Aging Month” | “National Assisted Living Week” (September 9-15, 2018) | “Active Aging Week” (September 23-29, 2018)

October – “National Physical Therapy Month” | “Disabled Awareness Month” | “National Kitchen & Bath Month” | “National Aging in Place Week” (National Aging In Place Council, October 10-16) | “Emergency Nurses Week” (October 10-16, 2018) | “National Gerontological Nursing Week” (September 28-October 2, 2018) | “Pediatric Nurses Week” (October 2-6, 2018)

November – “American Diabetes Month” | “COPD Awareness Month” | “National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month” | “National Family Caregivers Month” | “National Home Care & Hospice Month”

December – “International Day of Persons with Disabilities” (December 3rd annually) | “Older Driver Safety Awareness Week” (December 3-8, 2018) | “Good Riddance Day” (December 28th annually)