University of Alberta

AGE SAFE Senior Home Safety Specialist

The Senior Home Safety Specialist course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, financial exploitation and personal safety. This comprehensive 5 1/2 hour self-paced audio/video course offers the only certificate of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. This important training consists of a 17-module self-study educational program with a quiz after each section that participants must pass in order to continue. Upon successfully completing the entire course, you will receive an attractive Certificate along with a digital copy of the Senior Home Safety Specialist™ emblem for use on your social sites and marketing materials.



Living In Place Institute

Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) program recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). Learn how to go beyond Universal Design and Aging in Place. The Living in Place Institute provides the only positive, business focused solutions to make all homes safe – Healthy -Comfortable for everyone through professional education, electronic assessment tools, and collaborative networking events. Based in the US this is a global program.


Golden Age Living

The Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), was developed by the National Association of Home Builders, and is taught be licensed professionals from across the USA. The 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

Build Your Space

Build Your Space:
Residential Accessibility Course

Sawchuck Accessible Solutions offering first hand experience and solutions in accessibility. Build Your Space is a self-paced online course that helps you and your design team plan and build an accessible home.


The Canadian – National Radon Proficiency Program (C-NRPP) is a certification program that establishes guidelines, training and resources for the provision of radon services by professionals.

C-NRPP certified professionals are to reflect high standards and ethics in their work, and comply with recognized standards of practice to protect public health and safety. They communicate clearly and accurately with consumers about their process and the harmful effects of radon gas. The C-NRPP’s training programs and resources enable certified professionals to provide quality service as they measure and reduce radon levels in living and working environments.

RADON Training Courses:


Happiness Research Institute

A scientific approach to improving quality of life

The Happiness Research Institute, based in Denmark, is an independent think tank exploring why some societies are happier than others. The mission is to inform decision-makers of the causes and effects of human happiness, make subjective well-being part of the public policy debate, and improve overall quality of life for citizens across the world. To receive a copy of the Happy Home Report contact the Happiness Research Institute


Take “The Happiness Course” which teaches about the science-based principles and practices for living a happier lives.


Rick Hansen Accessibility Certification

Whether you’re an architect, general contractor, engineer, urban planner, design-builder, or anyone interested in accessibility in the built environment, qualifying for an RHFAC Professional designation will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills needed to rate a building for its overall accessibility under the RHFAC program.

Royal Architect Institute of Canada

Introduction to Successful Accessible Design. In the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Introduction to Successful Accessible Design, participants will analyze the impacts and conflicts of accessibility in society, the built environment, and the development industry.

Sustainable Furnishings Council: GreenLeaders

This popular 6-hour certificate course provides an excellent grounding in sustainability issues and offers practical solutions for growing an eco-friendly home furnishings business.

Developed in 2009 by a LEED AP, in conjunction with the Sustainable Furnishings Council, the course has been updated with input from experts in the field including ranking staff of World Wildlife Fund,  Rainforest Alliance, a founder of the USGBC, and the Climate Reality Project.  It provides a comprehensive overview, cutting edge advice, and inspiring ideas with practical implementation plans.

SFC’s  GREENleaders course provides designers, retailers, manufacturers, reps, and others the knowledge and credentials they need to become expert in sustainability.  Approved by GBCI for 6 CE hours and registered with IDCEC for .6 HSW CEUs (6 ceu).  Results in acknowledgement as a GREEN Accredited Professional, a designation maintained with continuing education.


University of Alberta

University of Alberta – Faculty of Extension 

Learn the principles of Universal Design or inclusive design.” You will come to think of design in new ways by becoming aware of the impact universal design has had on the past, present, and future of residential housing design. We will focus on maximizing utility with the ultimate goal of looking at design projects that accommodate people’s needs regardless of age, ability, or circumstance.


University at Buffalo School of Architecture and Planning

IDeA: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access

Offering online courses that are open to anyone, but target architects, planners, interior designers, builders, contractors, occupational and physical therapists, and policy makers. Architects can earn AIA continuing education credit for qualifying courses.

Universal Design Education Online (UDEO) is an online hub for ideas, publications, and other resources for anyone looking to learn about or teach universal design.

University of Alberta

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology:

Home Modification Certificate 

This intensive program is unlike any other – providing nearly four months of online interaction with peers and experts in the field at a very low cost. Offered by a non-profit University with over three decades of experience and leadership in the home modification field, this Program is dedicated to ensuring that graduates have the skill set necessary to assist individuals with maximizing their home environment. Students have access to the latest on home modification research, products, funding strategies, policies, and community planning.



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