About CAPS Classes

Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) Designation Course Descriptions

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS FOR AGING & ACCESSIBILITY (CAPS I)
This course qualifies for: 0.6 AOTA CEU's, CILB:0610381 6.0 GEN IDCEC#: 102872 - 6.0 GEN
Continuing Education Hours: 6.0
Designations: CAPS, CGA, Master CSP

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES OF COURSES

Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives. And with their changing lifestyles, maturing Americans are also looking to revitalize their home environments. Identifying these opportunities and developing the skills to interact with 50+ customers can help you grow your business dramatically. Learn best practices in communicating and interacting with this exciting and evolving population, and take advantage of one of the fastest growing market segments in remodeling and related industries. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the three segments within the Aging in Place market  that present  business opportunities for building professionals
  • Implement a process for promoting new opportunities for products and services in the Aging in Place market
  • Enhance your sales process with effective techniques for the Aging in Place market

 

DESIGN/BUILD SOLUTIONS FOR AGING & ACCESSIBILITY  (CAPS II)

This course qualifies for: 6 HSW/LU Hours by AIA, 0.6 AOTA CEUs, CILB:0610380 6.0 GEN IDCEC#: 102907- 6.0 HSW
Designations: CAPS, CGA, Master CSP

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES OF COURSES

The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand the guidelines and requirements of accessibility, the importance of doing an assessment with input from occupational and physical therapists as well as qualified health care professionals, and the significance of good design in making modifications that can transform a house into a safe, attractive, and comfortable home for life. As a graduate of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Describe the home ownership market as it relates to the three segments of the Aging in Place market
  • Consider contractual and legal concerns for building professionals providing design solutions to the Aging in Place client
  • Perform a needs assessment to identify and prioritize the needs, wants and wishes of the Aging in Place client
  • Recommend specific design solutions for the Aging in Place client
  • Estimate and schedule the Aging in Place project while regarding special considerations
  • Identify considerations for executing the job while the client is in residence

 

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT FOR BUILDING PROFESSIONALS

This course qualifies for: 6 AIA/CES LU, CILB: 0610370 6.0 GEN (INC 1BSP) IDCEC# 102909 6.0 GEN
Continuing Education Hours: 6.0
Designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, Master CGP, Master CSP

DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES OF COURSES

Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course will give you a solid foundation for managing small to medium size building/remodeling and service companies. This course explains critical elements from planning to evaluating progress and presents practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully. You’ll get a solid grasp of business best practices and practical tools of value whether you are a new or experienced business owner. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify common business challenges and ways to overcome them.
  • Describe the three basic functional areas of a business.
  • Describe how to plan effectively for achieving business success.
  • Describe the organization and processes that a company needs to have in place to run efficiently.
  • Identify methods for recruiting, interviewing, training and retaining quality personnel.
  • Identify performance tools to help you achieve success.
  • Identify methods for evaluating your progress.

*check NAHB.org website for exemptions

The National Association of Home Builders is a Registered Provider with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems. Credit earned on completion of this event will be reported to CES Records for AIA members by the Provider. Certificates of Completion for non-AIA members are available upon request.