CAPS (Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist)
The Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry - home modifications for aging in place.
NAHB Remodelers - in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB 50+ Housing Council - developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging in place.

Aging in place means remaining in one's home safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level. It means the pleasure of living in a familiar environment throughout one's maturing years and the ability to enjoy the familiar daily rituals and the special events that enrich all our lives. It means the reassurance of being able to call a house a "home" for a lifetime.

To find a local Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS builder/remodeler), download this list (pdf).
You can also visit for more details about the program and to browse a local and national directory of building professionals who have earned the CAPS designation.

Builders interested in earning the CAPS designation can call HBAMT at 377-1055 for more information (available only to HBAMT members), or visit the webpage.