Home Accessibility Team Specialists™ (HATS™)

(Program released late 2019)
It takes a complete team of professionals to provide accessibility, comfort and safety in all homes. Many professionals work directly in the home or provide short-duration services but are not responsible for the entire project. These unique professionals are the Home Accessibility Team Specialist™ (HATS™).

The HATS program is the process of educating all housing industry professionals and joining them together into a national network. Certified Living In Place Professionals™ (CLIPP™) are responsible for the entire project. When HATS experts partner with CLIPP professionals, the team is complete. Then together they bring accessibility, comfort and safety every day to all clients.

Who are Home Accessibility Team Professionals?

HATS members include all tradespersons: electricians, plumbers, carpenters, tile setters, painters, handypersons and others who work directly in the home, and experts who provide specific, short-duration services, such as real estate agents, structural engineers, finance agents, product suppliers and similar professionals.

Benefits of Joining HATS
  1. HATS is a professional credential, a badge of recognition, respect and proof of gained knowledge.
  2. YOU the professional become a valuable part be part of the solutions for home safety and make a true and lasting difference in the lives of many individuals, their families and friends.
  3. HATS is an industry recognition of excellence. This elite group of trained professionals bring increased understanding and knowledge, plus a higher value to all their clients and to the entire industry.
  4. HATS professionals increase their work opportunities through partnering with CLIPP professionals.
  5. YOU become invaluable to all designers and contractors who directly contract with tradespersons or recommend you to their clients.
  6. YOU the professional gain access to the, “Members Only” section of the Living In Place Institute website where you will find:
    1. Exclusive chat room for HATS and CLIPP graduates.
    2. Continuing and current educational information.
    3. Access to logos and other marketing materials.
  7. HATS professionals are found directly by consumers and other industry professionals through the Living In Place Institute website. They can post their name, specialty, qualifications, company and contact information on the “Find a Professional” page.
 Requirements will be posted soon, keep checking back!

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