Living In Place Institute

Millions of people need accessible housing so they can be independent and safe. Through certification and training programs, we’ll help you build customer trust in this underserved market.

The Accessibility Market

One-story home

One-Story Construction

Homebuyers are favoring ranch homes without stairs so they can address accessibility as they get older. Colonials and split-levels are harder to adapt.

Multigenerational family

Multigenerational Living

Buyers seek homes where aging grandparents can live alongside their young grandchildren. Everyone helps, and everyone benefits.

A woman uses a grab bar in her accessible bathroom.

Growing Demand

More than 70% of Baby Boomers say they’re having accessibility issues. Meanwhile, some 26 million Americans must accommodate family members with cognitive and physical disabilities.

Certification and Training

A Mark of Distinction

The Living In Place Institute™ (LIPI) is professional education leader in home accessibility, health, and safety.  We certify homes, products, and contractors which represent the highest standard of accessible design and construction.



Customers include:

  • People with cognitive challenges
  • People coping with injuries, medical conditions, or early-onset diseases
  • Older people who want to age in place.


Living In Place Certification adds value to your business.

Product Suppliers

Living In Place Certification calls out your brand to consumers who seek to remodel or build their homes.

Review LIPI’s learning opportunities and certifications.

  • Certified Living In Place Professional
  • Home and Accessibility Trade Specialist

Certified Vendors

The Living In Place Institute is a professional education leader in home accessibility, health, and safety. We train housing professionals and others to work with people of all generations to help them live in place. We also help our partners marketing their skills and training to their customers.

Which Items Qualify

Grab bars and safety products

Home elevators and conveyances

Kitchen and bath cabinets and built-ins

Kitchen and bath fixtures

Kitchen appliances

Lighting systems

Smart home technologies

Wellness features


Arizona Window and Door Store
Delta Faucet
Hunter Douglas
Mitsubishi Electric
Quickdrain USA
Signature Kitchen Suite