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Universal Design/Build Instructor Application

NAHB's Universal Design/Build two-day course focuses on integrated home design features and product specifications that account for client differences due to circumstance, physical characteristics, health issues and aging. Universal Design/Build expands on the previous Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) courses by changing the focus from specific modifications to meet the needs of one person to the successful integration of universal design into all residential construction projects. 

To become an NAHB-approved instructor for the Universal Design/Build course, you must complete this application and meet all requirements.


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Contact Information

* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Title:
* Company Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP Code:
Alternate Address:
* Phone Number:
Mobile Number:
Fax Number:
* Email Address:
Website:

Universal Design/Build Instructor Requirements

To become an approved instructor for Universal Design/Build, you must meet several requirements:

* I have completed the current version of the Universal Design/Build course.
Yes
No
I received an exemption from taking the course that I am applying for approval to teach.
* I have at least five years of universal design experience.
Yes
No

AND/OR

* I actively hold the CAPS designation.
Yes
No
Please select any other designations that you currently hold.
CGA
CGB
CGR
CGP
CMP
CSP
GMB
GMR
HCCP
Master CSP
Master CGP
MIRM
AIA
CBD
CKD
CMKBD
CCIM
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 one NAHB Education course in the past three years.
Yes
No
Not Applicable
Please indicate the name, location and date(s) of the course(s) that you have taught in the past three years.

Experience

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. You must include specific examples both as to quantity and scope of involvement, size of projects and other pertinent information that you feel would assist the Instructor Review Committee in making a determination about your eligibility to teach this course.

* 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 Universal Design/Build, you must do the following:

  1. Sign and return the NAHB Instructor Guidelines annually.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 NAHB-Approved Instructor status.
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