Universal Design / Build Designation Course Descriptions



This course qualifies for: 12 HSW/LU Hours by AIA, 1.2 AOTA CEUs, CILB: 0610382 11.0 GEN **IDCEC: 102919 Day 1; 102913 Day 2 – 12 HSW
Continuing Education Hours: 12.0
Designations: CGA, CGB, GMB, GMR, Master CSP

Universal Design/Build presents a shift in the approach to residential design and construction. Comfort and convenience regardless of age, stature or ability is the hallmark of inclusive design. Designers suppliers, builders, remodelers, social and health service providers will benefit from the creative design concepts and practices presented to develop market-driven projects that have broad aesthetic appeal as well as the necessary functional attributes. Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) courses are not a prerequisite and CAPS will find benefit by expanding into the broader spectrum of universal design that offers a much wider target audience. As a graduate of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the significance of integrating UD concepts in residential construction
  • Distinguish between accessibility solutions and UD solutions
  • Describe ways that design can be both functional and attractive
  • Identify and implement solutions for simple and complex scenarios that address various household compositions, budgets and changing needs of clients
  • Use effective marketing and communication strategies throughout the process
  • Locate resources, products, materials and services

While CAPS I and CAPS II are not prerequisites for this course, it is helpful if students have taken the courses sequentially.

*This is a two day course and attendees are required to complete both days in order to receive CEU.
** IDCEC lists the course as DAY 1 and DAY 2. Attendees are required to complete both days for CEU.
This course is open to everyone and there is no pre-requisite requirement to take the course.

Continuing Education credits are self reported to NAHB, AIA, NKBA, AOTA. A transcript of Certificate of Completion is provided by NAHB upon completion and passing of the courses.
Additional continuing education credits are reported by *Golden Age Living to:
* Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC) a certificate of completion is provided and CE is reported for attendees with an IDCEC number that is provided at registration.
*Construction Industry Licensing Board (CILB), FL