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Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) Instructor Application

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 the aging-in-place market.

Candidates can apply to teach any or all of these required CAPS classes: Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III)Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II) and Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I)

To become an NAHB-approved instructor for CAPS courses, you must complete this instructor application and meet all requirements.


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Contact Information

* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Title:
* Company Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP:
Alternate Address:
* Phone Number:
Cell Phone:
Fax:
* Email Address:
Website:
* Please indicate which CAPS course(s) you are applying to teach.
Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I)
Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
Details & Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III)

CAPS Instructor Requirements

To become an approved instructor for CAPS courses, you must meet several requirements.

* I have completed the current version of the course(s) which I am applying to be approved to teach.
Yes
No
I received an exemption from taking the course that I am applying for approval to teach.
* I actively hold the CAPS designation.
Yes
No
Please select any other designations that you currently hold:
CGA
CGB
CGP
CGR
CMP
CSP
GMB
GMR
Master CGP
Master CSP
MIRM
AIA
CBD
CCIM
CKD
CMKBD
CR
GRI
Professional ASID
Other
* I have completed NAHB Education's Train the Trainer course.
Yes
No
I received an exemption.

OR

* I have taught at least one NAHB Education course in the past three years, with a 4.5 or better on a 5-point participant evaluation scale:
Yes
No
Not applicable

Experience

Please provide an electronic version of your Subject Matter Expertise Statement for each course that you are requesting approval to instruct. It should be 250 words or less, and should describe how your experience relates to the subject matter of the course, offering specific examples both as to quantity and scope of involvement, size of projects and other pertinent information you feel would assist the Instructor Review Committee in determining your eligibility to teach.

* Subject Matter Expertise:
* Professional Bio/Resume:

Please upload a copy of your bio or resume highlighting your background and industry experience. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable.)

References

Provide three references with full contact information supporting your expertise in the subject matter area. All references must come from industry professionals (non-HBA/NAHB staff) outside your company. Please include the nature of the relationship. References must attest to your knowledge specific to the course's subject matter.

Reference #1 Name:
Company:
Title:
Relationship to Applicant:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable.)
Reference #2 Name:
Company:
Title:
Relationship to Applicant:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable.)
Reference #3 Name:
Company:
Title:
Relationship to Applicant:
Phone Number:
Email Address:
Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable.)

Maintenance Requirements

To maintain your approved instructor status to teach CAPS courses, you must do the following:

  1. Maintain an active CAPS designation.
  2. Sign and return the NAHB Instructor Guidelines annually.
  3. Teach one class every three years. If you fail to teach the minimum number of classes to maintain your approved status, you may apply for an extension of your approved status.
  4. Maintain a 4.5 or greater participant evaluation rating on a 5-point scale. Evaluation scores are reviewed quarterly based on a rolling average over a three-year period for both individual courses and overall instructor rating. If you fail to meet the required evaluation scores, you will be referred to the respective oversight committee for review and may be subject to disciplinary actions, up to and including removal of your approved status. These actions may be taken on an individual course basis or as an overall action based upon the committee's recommendation after the committee has completed its review.
* If I am approved as an instructor, I pledge to meet all requirements to maintain my approved instructor status.
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No
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