What Is the CAPS (Certified Aging in Place Specialist), Designation?

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) is a designation program by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) that teaches the technical skills essential for home modifications for “aging in place”. The NAHB Remodelers™ Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center, and NAHB Senior Housing Council, developed the Certified Aging in Place Specialist program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults to remodel their homes for aging-in-place. A Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) has been trained in:

  • the unique needs of the older adult population
  • aging-in-place home modifications
  • common remodeling projects
  • solutions to common barriers

The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation is a reliable way to identify professionals to modify your home. Don’t let the “senior” label fool you, the CAPS designation is the standard most accessibility consultants follow for all home modifications that increase safety and accessibility in the home.

To find a CAPS in your state, visit the NAHB web site.