The baby boomer generation has many choices as they consider where to live – but overwhelmingly, they prefer to stay in their own homes. The CAPS designation offers your potential clients what they need most: reassurance that you’ll help them make the choices that will help them stay in their homes safely and securely.
Make sure you are not left out of this potential business – earn the Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, and you will learn the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.
There are three required courses to obtaining the CAPS designation through the National Association of Home Builders.
You can conveniently take all three at the 21st Century Building Expo & Conference September 15-17 in Charlotte.
Required Courses (three)
- Marketing and Communication Strategies for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS I) – offered September 16 (Beverly Koehn, instructor)
- Design/Build Solutions for Aging and Accessibility (CAPS II) – offered September 15 (Steve Monroe, instructor)
- Business Management for Building Professionals* – offered September 17 (Michael Strong, instructor)
* Designation holders who are exempt from this requirement are CGR, GMR, CGA, CGB, CGP, GMB, CR, CKD, CBD, CMKBD, AIA, Professional ASID, GRI and CCIM. Individuals who have earned a Masters in Business Administration from an accredited university within 10 years of submitting their CAPS graduation applications also are exempt. However, it is highly recommended that all individuals seeking this designation take the Business Management for Building Professionals course, which focuses on business principles relevant to residential construction.
- Complete and submit the CAPS graduation application
- Submit a signed copy of the CAPS code of ethics pledge
Remodelers/Contractors are required to submit the following documentation:
- Proof of liability insurance and workers compensation insurance, or be an employee of a company that holds both (where required by local jurisdiction)
- A valid business license (if state required)
Visit www.21buildingexpo.com to register. On the registration form, after you enter your contact information, select “Continuing Education” and then select the courses you plan to attend. For questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-662-7129.Tags: aging in place, aota, caps, ceu, remodeler
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This post was written by Jeffrey Turner