What Is CAPS and Why Should it Matter to You?

Posted on: February 18,2016

Jon Witmer, president of Re-Bath & More, offers his thoughts about Re-Bath’s increasingly important role as a Certified Aging-in-Place specialist.

What does CAPS mean?

CAPS stands for Certified Aging in Place Specialist.

What is a CAPS designation?

The National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) recognized that older homeowners are interested in staying in their homes as long as possible.  The NAHB saw a need for specialized training due to the complexities involved in making the necessary changes.  The NAHB developed the training and calls the designation CAPS.

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Why is it important?

A CAPS designation is important because there are a growing number of people who are planning on making changes in their current home to allow them to stay there for as long as possible. And they need to be able to trust the contractors they hire to help them make those changes. Having a CAPS certification means that a contractor went through special training from the NAHB.

What are the benefits to having this designation?

There are a lot of nuances to making a home accessible and safe for homeowners, especially during a remodel project.  The required CAPS training helps contractors to think through all of the steps necessary to complete a project that will meet the needs of the homeowner.  The CAPS training is a great way to ensure that homeowners end up with the project that they deserve for their hard earned money.

What does it mean to the homeowner?

To earn CAPS certification, you need to complete several days of classes, learning about design principles and products designed to help homeowners stay in their homes as long as possible. Working with a company that has a staff member with CAPS certification gives a homeowner the assurance that the company understands what they need and knows how to help them.

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