The Living In Place Institute has created a vision of, "All Homes Accessible, Comfortable and Safe."

To reach this simple but profound vision is the mission of the Living In Place Institute. As the only producer and provider of education and recognition for professionals across all segments of the built environment, Living In Place is now recognized as a movement from within the industry.

Living In Place professionals are now learning and working together to develop safer home designs and products that meet the needs of all residents and visitors in every home, while supporting their own business needs.

At the core of Living In Place Institute education are three training programs, the "The PIllars of Living In Place." Each Pillar, or education program, is designed to meet the needs of the specified professional groups and encourage collaboration among all other Living In Place Professionals. The core principles are the same, just the specific information is tailored to meet the needs of each Pillar.

Start by looking at the information below and decide which of the PIllars represents your professional role. Then scroll down and register to become part of the Living In Place movement.


Certified Living In Place Professional
 (CLIPP)
Professionals who create the overall designs, management, and project specifications. 
Designers (Kitchen & Bath, Interior Designers, Decorators, etc.), Architects, Developers/Builders, Contractors, Lighting Specialists, System Integration Designers, Medical Providers (OTs, PTs, Physicians, Nurses, etc.), Non-Profit and Government Design/Construction Staff, Home Inspectors, others



Living In Place Associate
 (LIPA)
Professionals who create products, supply them to the industry and provide support to the other Pillar professionals.
Manufacturers, Sales Representatives, Distributors, Retailers. Structural & Mechanical Engineers, Realtors, Financial Planners & Lenders, Lawyers, Non-Medical Home Health Care Providers, Professional Childproofers, Non-Profit and Government Non-Design/Non-Construction Staff, Media, others



Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist 
(HATS)
Professionals who install designs and products.
Electricians, Plumbers, Carpenters & Deck Builders, Concrete Contractors, System Integrators, Drywallers, Painters, Flooring, Tiling & Surface Fabricators, HVAC Mechanics, Handypersons, System Integration Installers, Professional Organizers, others




Scroll down to see class dates and to register



Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP)
CLIPP is intended for professionals who create the overall designs, management, and project specifications. 


Certified Living In Place Professional™ (CLIPP) is the ONLY education program endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association, the world's leading trade association for the kitchen and bath industry providing tools, research, certification, and events to thousands of professionals.
Join the NKBA today and receive an automatic discount of $350. This is a gift from the Living In Place Institute.





REFRESHER CLASSES - For all CLIPP graduates: refresher classes are required every two years at $299. This course is presented Live-Virtual from 11:00 am ET to 4:00 pm ET. You will receive the most current CLIPP manual. This class is in lieu of your CEU requirements. Click on your date below to register.
March 11, 2020
July 8, 2020
October 18, 2020

January 27, 2021


Visit our FAQ page, for these and other questions:

What is CLIPP? Why has is captured international interest?
How much does CLIPP training cost and are there discounts?
What is a typical CLIPP class agenda?
Is CLIPP approved for CEUs?
What is a Student and Educator CLIPP?
What is the late registration policy?

You have two options to become CLIPP Certified:

Option #1 - Virtual Live Class - No travel required. This is a live, interactive class. You sit in front of your computer as you see and interact in real-time with the instructor and all other attendees. Each class is scheduled over four consecutive days of about 4-1/2 hours. For classroom set-up and technical requirements click HERE.
All dates subject to change.

March 3-4-5-6 / Each session 11 am ET to 3:30 pm ET / Class #VC200303
US Standards Class
Virtual Live Class - Register NOW
Registration closes midnight 2/18

March 17-18-19-20 / Each session 11 am ET to 3:30 pm ET / Class #VC200317
US Standards Class
Virtual Live Class - Register NOW
Registration closes midnight 3/3

April 7-8-9-10 / Each session 11 am ET to 3:30 pm ET / Class #VC200407
US Standards Class
Virtual Live Class - Register NOW
Registration closes midnight 03/24

April 21-22-23-24 / Each session 11 am ET to 3:30 pm ET / Class #VC200421
US Standards Class
Virtual Live Class - Register NOW
Registration closes midnight 

May 12-13-14-15 / / Each session 11 am ET to 3:30 pm ET / Class #VC200512
US Standards Class
Virtual Live Class - Register NOW
Registration closes midnight 

May 26-27-28-29 / / Each session 11 am ET to 3:30 pm ET / Class #VC200526
US Standards Class
Virtual Live Class - Register NOW
Registration closes midnight 

Option #2 - Live In-Person Class - Travel is required. This is a live class at strategic locations. If you would like to bring a class to your area, please contact us. All dates subject to change.

March 24-25 / Two-day class, each day 7:30 am - 5:00 pm ET / Class #L200324
US Standards Class
Live Class - Register HERE
Boston, MA
Preceding the American Occupational Therapy National Conference
Registration closes midnight 3/10

May 4-5 / Two-day class, each day 7:30am - 5:00pm ET / Class #L200504
Canadian Standards Class
Live Class - Register HERE

Centennial College Event Centre, 937 Progress Ave, Scarborough, ON
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Preceding the LivABLE Environment Conference in Toronto
Registration closes midnight 4/20
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May 7-8 / Two-day class, each day 7:30 am - 5:00 pm MT / Class #L200507
US Standards Class
Live Class - Register HERE
Viega Corporate Headquarters
85 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021
Registration closes midnight 4/23

September 8-9 / Two day class, each day 7:30 am - 5:00 pm MT / Class #L200908
US Standards Class
Live Class - Register HERE
Viega Corporate Headquarters
585 Interlocken Blvd, Broomfield, CO 80021
Preceding the CEDIA Conference in Denver, CO
Registration closes midnight 8/25

 
Living In Place Associate (LIPA)
LIPA is intended for professionals who create products, supply them to the industry and provide support to the other Pillar professionals.

LIPA - Provides a complete overview of the entire CLIPP class. It is one of three groups of professionals that complete the Living In Place network.

NOTE: The LIPA course is NOT the full CLIPP™ certification course. It does NOT allow access to HASAC™, the ability to create an online Professional Member profile or any of the marketing support documents available to CLIPP graduates. LIPA and HATS programs are not eligible for CEUs.

LIPA is not intended for designers and general contractors. They must take the CLIPP classes.

Refresher classes are required every two years at $249.


LIPA is 5 hours / either Virtual-Live or Live In-Person, both are fully interactive.
Click on a date below to register

It is presented on a live-interactive virtual platform. The instructor and all attendees are live, see each other and can talk freely among the group. 

Class registration is $499 per person - Become an official Prefered Industry Partner and receive complimentary classes.

April 6 - 11:00 am ET to 4:00 pm ET - Registration closes March 23, 2020

May 4- 11:00 am ET to 4:00 pm ET - Registration closes April 20, 2020

June 1- 11:00 am ET to 4:00 pm ET - Registration closes May 18, 2020


 

Home & Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS)
HATS is intended for professionals who install designs and products.
HATS is a series of on-demand training videos.

(program release summer 2020)

Trades professionals who install designs and products.
NOTE: The HATS course is NOT the full CLIPP™ certification course. It does NOT allow access to HASAC™. 

HATS - These classes provide both an overview and specific trades information in a series of on-demand training modules.
  1. Mandatory for All HATS Students – Module 1 - Why all Homes need to be Accessible, Comfortable and Safe – An Introduction to Living In Place
  2. Mandatory for All HATS Students – Module 2 - Medical Issues
  3. Mandatory for All HATS Students – Module 3 - General Home Safety Guidelines for All Projects
  4. Mandatory for All HATS Students – Module 4 - Communication Skills & Body Language
  5. Mandatory for HATS Trades Only – Module 5 - Trade Overview Guidelines for Living In Place
  6. Optional Module 6 - Roles of HATS and CLIPP Members
  7. Optional Module 7 - Fall Prevention in the Home
  8. Optional Module 8 – Smart Home Technology
  9. Optional Module 9 - Grab Assist Devices (including Handrails) and Proper Installation












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