- This long-awaited required third class (with CAPS I and CAPS II) for the CAPS designation was introduced a year ago in October, 2017 – there are no exemptions or exceptions allowed for this class for anyone for any reason.
- This is a one-day, 6-credit hour, standalone class that will combine with CAPS I and CAPS II to complete the requirements for the CAPS designation.
- This class builds on the CAPS I and CAPS II courses (which are prerequisites for this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes.
- This course also considers general visitability and universal design requirements that can serve those with special mobility or sensory needs.
- Whole house product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities utilizing case studies.
- Participants will be able to understand available innovative and specialized products, explain best practices for design and installation of key components in AIP home design, consider the importance of budget and early product selection, identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions, recommend the best solutions for common single-area modifications based on needs identified in a case study, explore installation considerations for recommended modifications in a specified space, prioritize comprehensive solutions for a real-world whole house scenario, and evaluate design considerations and installation requirements for recommended modifications based on whole house layout, circulation patterns, budget, needs, and urgency.
- A personal reference book is included.
- CE (6-hours) credits are provided for AIA, AIBD, AOTA, APTA, ASID, NKBA, and others.
- Upon completion of all three CAPS courses, and notification that all of the paperwork has been processed (some 4 weeks after completion of the last course), participants may apply for their CAPS (Certified Aging In Place Specialist) designation through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).