Canadian Certified Aging in Place Specialist

For builders, renovators, and health professionals who want to learn more about the growing aging in place market and how to provide innovative options to their clients.

Why Complete the C-CAPS Course?

Get certified and grow your business

Canada’s population is aging at a faster rate than ever before. Seniors are the fastest-growing age group in the country. According to Statistics Canada, more than five million Canadian are now over the age of 65. Ninety percent of Canadians want to live in the same home or community safely and independently as they age.

Whether you’re building a new house or renovating an existing home, working with seniors can pose some unique challenges. The C-CAPS certification will provide professionals like yourself the expertise required to guide your clients through a successful home modification to allow them to age in place comfortably for as long as they like. 

The course content is also applicable to home modifications needed for illness and injury at any stage of life.

Learning Highlights

  • Universal design concepts
  • Leveraging partnerships
  • Privacy and legal factors
  • Communication with aging in place clients
  • Estimate and schedule considerations
  • Scenario-based discussions

Course Content

Volume I
Module I – The Aging in Place Market in Canada
Module II – Leveraging Partnerships
Module III – Contractual, Privacy and Legal Considerations
Module IV – Communicating with Aging in Place Clients
Module V – Estimate and Schedule Considerations

Volume II
Module I – Case Studies for Classroom Discussion
Module II – Categories of Design and Building Standards
Module III – Implementing the Design Concepts
Module IV – Installation Design:  Considerations and Techniques
Module V – Case Studies and Technical Considerations for Livable Homes

Volume III

Module 1 – Market to the Aging in Place Market


March 11-13, 2020


$1500 for CHBA Members
$2000 for Non CHBA-Members

Meet The Trainers

Jeff Culp

    C-CAPS Course Developer

Gary Sharp, P.Eng.

Director, Renovator Services
   Canadian Home Builders' Association