Living In Place Institute - Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Q: How much does CLIPP training cost?
Q: What is the difference between a Virtual Live Class and a Live In-Person Class?
Q: What is Student and Educator CLIPP?
Q: What is a typical CLIPP class agenda?
Q: What is the Living in Place Code of Ethics and Conduct?
Q: What is the Living In Place Institute - Recognized Product Program?
Q: Is Living In Place another name for "aging-in-place" and "universal design?"
Q: What is CLIPP - Why has it captured international interest? Why is it working?
Q: Is CLIPP approved for CEUs?
Q: What are the requirements for CLIPP certification and use of HASAC?
Q: When is the next CLIPP class?
Q: After the class, when am I certified?
Q: What is the late registration policy?
Q: How is CLIPP different from all other programs?
Q: Who can become CLIPP?
Q: What is the recertification process?
Q: How long does it take to complete CLIPP training?
Q: What are the hours of the training sessions?
Q: What are the CEU requirements for CLIPP graduates?
Q: Why do I need to pass a background check?
Q: Why do I need references?
Q: How do I bring CLIPP training to my area?
Q: How do I apply to become CLIPP?
Q: Are the events ADA Compliant?
Q: What is the Course Cancellation and Refund Policy?
Q: Is my attendance documented?
Q: How is my test documented?
Q: Who has access to registrant records?
Q: Are there any guarantees?
Q: Who keeps course and activity records?
Q: What are the Professional Conduct & Requirements of all Presenters on behalf of the Living In Place Institute?
Q: What is the Anti-Discrimination Policy?


Answers

Q: How much does CLIPP training cost?

Full Registration Fee $1,299 
Below is your final registration fee. All fees are USD.


$949 NKBA - 
$749 
$749 

$749 

 
$749  
$749  
$1,199* AOTA - 
$1,199 NARI* - 
$1,199 ASHI* - 
$1,199 CSA* -  
$849 
$749 

 

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Q: What is the difference between a Virtual Live Class and a Live In-Person Class?
Virtual Live Class - You sit in the comfort of your office or home and attend the class on your computer. The instructor and all other attendees are live on your computer screen at all times. Ask questions, make comments, share your successes and challenges about your clients and projects. You will not have to buy any software. More information HERE.

LIVE IN-PERSON Class class is in a traditional classroom setting. You will need to arrange your own travel and accommodations.

The information is exactly the same in type classes.

You will receive a package before the first class session with your manual and other classroom materials. 
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Q: What is Student and Educator CLIPP?

STUDENT must be a full-time student at an accredited school pursuing a bachelor’s or higher degree in construction management, home design or medicine.
After successful course completion, the attendee will be Student Certified and required to take a CLIPP-refresher class within one year of graduation and pay the current registration fee.
HASAC
™ (Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist) is not available for Student CLIPP graduates (except for academic research purposes and will need written approval from the Living In Place Institute) until the Student completes a CLIPP-Refresher class.
Student Certified Fee is $749


EDUCATOR is a full- or part-time educator employed or associated at an accredited school teaching construction management,  design or medicine. Educator will have full access to HASAC and all member benefits. Educators will need to supply proof of current employment at an accredited school.
Educator fee for full certification is $849.

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Q: What is a typical CLIPP class agenda?
CERTIFIED LIVING IN PLACE PROFESSIONAL COURSE
LEARNING OBJECTIVES & AGENDA

 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO CLASS (30 minutes)

SECTION 1 – COURSE OBJECTIVES (30 minutes)

 
Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Understand commonly used Living In Place™ terms
  2. Learn why and how this course was developed
  3. Understand course development participation from professionals
  4. Understand the Value of being a Certified Living In Place Professional™ (CLIPP™)

 SECTION 2 – CREATE THE TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS AND YOUR ROLE AS TEAM LEADER (30 minutes)

 
Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Outline a typical project.
  2. Understand the importance of creating interprofessional relationships.
  3. Understand the roles of professionals.
  4. Clarify the role of a medical professional in recommending safer designs and features.
  5. Clarify the roles of other professionals.

 SECTION 3 – STATISTICS & TRENDS FOR THE LIVING IN PLACE MARKET (60 minutes)

Learning Objectives & Agenda
 
  1. Learn statistics and growth characteristics of the US population
  2. Learn statistics of individuals with home accessibility and safety challenges
  3. Outline Trends in home design and construction
  4. Gain knowledge of the desire and impact of Living In Place

SECTION 4 – MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL & COGNITIVE ISSUES FOR INDIVIDUALS OF ALL AGES (90 minutes)

Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Learn common medical issues and how they affect individuals over time
  2. Learn why limiting access for cognitively challenged individuals is important in a home & what should be done
  3. Learn how pharmaceuticals can affect individuals, along with possible interactions with foods
  4. Learn of various adaptive devices to help with Activities of Daily Living
  5. Understand discussing client medical issues with design/construction and other non-medical professionals

SECTION 5 – EXPERIENTIAL MEAL (60 minutes)

Participants put on tactile-reducing gloves with various fingers immobilized and taped together, padding is added to the palms to further reduce dexterity, vision altering glasses are worn simulating three of the more common vision challenges. Then each person opens packages of food and makes and eats their meal, all while experiencing some fo the challenges that many persons live with everyday.

 Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Learn common adaptive devices that are used for preparing a meal while experiencing various life’s challenges
  2. Learn how to prepare and eat a meal with various physical and vision challenges

 SECTION 6 – LIVING IN PLACE SOLUTIONS - DESIGNS, PRODUCTS & INSTALLATION (435 minutes)

Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Learn the importance of using design to improve accessibility and safety in the home
  2. Understand the benefits of appropriate products to help make homes more accessible and safer for both existing and new homes.
  3. Learn how to determine which products and features are best suited for your client’s home
  4. Examine specific products used for and designed for accessibility and safety
  5. Discover installation ideas for various products
  6. Understand how designers and construction professionals are critical to ensuring your suggestions are the best solutions
  7. Learn how to select products for bariatric individuals as well as special installation requirements.
  8. Understand how to discuss products with a client
  9. Be able to determine if a building permit is required
  SECTION 7 – HOW TO CONDUCT A HOME ASSESSMENT WITH STANDARDIZED CHECKLIST (30 minutes)
 
Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Learn the importance of conducting a standardized, comprehensive home accessibility and safety assessment
  2. Learn how to use digital tools to assist in the process of conducting an assessment.
  3. Describe how to review and prioritize a comprehensive home assessment with clients, family members, other medical professionals, contractors, designers and Medicaid professionals.
  4. Understand with whom an assessment should be shared

SECTION 8 – HOW TO SELL YOUR CLIPP CERTIFICATION & HASAC SERVICES (120 minutes)

Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Understand the importance of industry certifications
  2. Understand the value of CLIPP certification
  3. Identifying your products & services
  4. Understand how to apply your services to different markets
  5. Building your marketing plan for different segments
  6. Learn how to assess your marketing strategies
  7. Analyze what you can charge for your products and services
  8. Learn how to increase revenue production

 SECTION 9 - COMPLIANCE WITH THE CLIPP PROGRAM AND TRADEMARKS (30 minutes)

Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Understand the requirements for CLIPP program compliance
  2. Outline the continuing education requirements for maintaining CLIPP certification
  3. Understand the legal issues of using a trademark
  4. Learn properly use the CLIPP and associated logos

 SECTION 10 – CLASS REVIEW & EXAMINATION (75 minutes)

Learning Objectives & Agenda
  1. Review course materials and Questions & Answer period.
  2. Confirm an acceptable level of learning and understanding by attendees.
  3. Closed book test on two days of class
  4. Minimum 28 multiple choice questions with a passing grade of 75%
  5. No attendee collaboration

 
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Q: What is the Living in Place Code of Ethics and Conduct?

Code of Ethics and Conduct for all Living In Place professionals.

1. Hold paramount the welfare of persons I serve professionally.
2. Practice only in my area(s) of competence and maintain high standards.
3. Maintain the confidentiality of medical and other privileged information about my clients.
4. Not engage in any conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest or that adversely reflects on the Living In Place Institute or my profession.
5. Broadly expand my professional practice and knowledge.
6. Seek deserved and reasonable compensation for my services.
7. Inform and educate the industry and public on Living In Place practices and systems.
8. Issue public statements in an objective and truthful manner.
9. Comply with the laws and policies that guide my professional practice.



 
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Q: What is the Living In Place Institute - Recognized Product Program?



LIVING IN PLACE INSTITUTE
RECOGNIZED PRODUCT PROGRAM


TERMS & CONDITIONS


 
  1. Introduction to the Living In Place Institute - Recognized Product Program (RPP)
    1. The RPP provides formal recognition of specific products that help make all homes more accessible and safer.
    2. The RPP is based on the Living In Place Institute principles of accessibility, comfort, and safety.
    3. Each partner company’s product will be judged by the Selection Committee of Certified Living In Place Professionals™ and all decisions are final.
    4. Awarding of the title, Living In Place Institute - Recognized Product is at the sole discretion of the Living In Place Institute.
    5. The RPP has been created, is administered by, and is the property of the Living In Place Institute.
  2. Benefits to Company
    1. Create product differentiation for professionals and consumers.
    2. Cause-related marketing
    3. Promotion by the Living In Place Institute
      1. The Living In Place Institute website will list Company on a dedicated LIPI website page, including links to a unique Company website landing page, pre-approved by the Living In Place Institute.
      2. Possible inclusion into the Certified Living In Place Professional™ course manual.
      3. New Recognized Products will be announced through the Living In Place Institute newsletter or on one or more social media platforms.
      4. At major conferences, the Living In Place Institute will have signage highlighting the RPP Program.
      5. Potential inclusion of some RPP in articles written by the Living In Place Institute for publication.
  3. Submission, Approval, Renewal, and Termination
    1. Submission:
      1. Company must be pre-approved as a Living in Place Institute - Prefered Industry Partner.
      2. Company will submit a request for product consideration.
      3. The RPP Selection Committee may request physical samples of specific products prior to evaluation.
      4. If Company would like these products returned, a pre-paid shipping label will need to be supplied with the product.
      5. The fee for submission is $499 per product. Once the product has been submitted, the Living In Place Institute Recognized Product Selection Committee will review the product. Fees are NOT refundable for submission withdrawl by Company or for products deemed not acceptable by LIPI. Note: This fee is subject to change.
    2. Approval:
      1. The decision of the Recognized Product Selection Committee is final.
      2. Products approved from January 1 through June 30 shall be valid until June 30 of the following year.
      3. Products approved from July 1 through December 31 shall be valid until December 31 of the following year.
    3. Renewal:
      1. Recognized Product Has No Changes –$399 renewal fee per product. Note: This fee is subject to change.
      2. Recognized Product Has Changes – A new submission is required and subject to then-current policies and fees.
    4. Termination:
      1. If Company misuses the program, LIPI shall notify the Company in writing and if not rectified to the satisfaction of all parties within 10 calendar days, Approval shall be withdrawn.
  4. Marketing
    1. For approved products, Company may promote the product(s) in the following manners:
      1. Company shall create a unique landing page subject to LIPI approval, with RPP logo, and approved products shown or referenced.
      2. Print and Electronic Non-Social Collateral (including but not limited to catalogs, brochures, fliers, etc.):
        1. The Living In Place Institute Recognized Product logo shall be on the same page as the product and be as close as possible to the product.
        2. On the same page the wording The Living In Place Institute™ Recognized Product and associated Logo are property of the Living In Place Institute, LLC, and only granted to products judged to meet stringent criteria established by the Living In Place Institute.
      3. Electronic Material – Social (including but not limited to catalogs, newsletters, social media postings, etc.)
        1. The Living In Place Institute™ Recognized Product logo shall be as close as possible to the product.
        2. Near the product or at the bottom of the same electronic page or posting the wording The Living In Place Institute™ Recognized Product and associated Logo are property of the Living In Place Institute, LLC, and is only granted to products judged to meet the Living In Place Institute Recognized Product program shall be listed.
      4. Showrooms & Exhibition Halls
        1. All signage shall include the Living In Place Institute Recognized Product Logo as close as possible to the product.
        2. Near the product or at the bottom of the signage the wording The Living In Place Institute™ Recognized Product and associated Logo are property of the Living In Place Institute, LLC, and is only granted to products judged to meet stringent criteria established by the Living In Place Institute.
    2. Marketing Collateral Approval
      1. To ensure compliance with appropriate usage of the term Living In Place Institute Recognized Product and its associated logo, all materials must be submitted to the Living In Place Institute at Info@LivingInPlace.Institute for approval prior to release.
    3. Signage available from the Living In Place Institute
      1. Table top signs, two-sided acrylic holder with inserts – 6” wide x 4” tall.
      2. These are available at $20 each, minimum 5. Includes shipping to one address within the US (International shipping extra cost).
  5. Legal
    1. Company holds the Living In Place Institute, it’s officers, heirs and assigns harmless for all issues related to the application, approval, renewal, and all other issues as a direct or indirect result of the RPP Program.

 
 
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Q: Is Living In Place another name for "aging-in-place" and "universal design?"
NO. Living In Place is the practice of making all homes accessible, comfortable and safe, for everyone. Aging-in-place is directed towards older adults and is often considered providing medical advice, something only a licensed medical professional is authorized to offer.

While the original concept of universal design was well-intentioned, the principles were only an educational project and cannot be related to designs and products. The term is often used to promote products that the Living in Place Institute strongly recommends NOT using. Just one example is lever door handles. Proponents of "universal design" recommend and show a lever door handle without an end-return. That type of lever door handle will not only catch clothes, but may allow a person's hand to slide off the end of the handle. They are dangerous! The Living In Place Institute recommends using a lever handle with an end-return that is specifically designed to prevent a hand from sliding off, as recommended by medical professionals. In fact, a lever handle without an end return would never be allowed in a public space.

An example of just one of the universal design principles:

Principle #1 

Guideline: Provide the same means of use for all users -  Identical whenever possible; equivalent when not. 
Concern: Identical and equivelent - How is that possible in one design or product?

Guideline: Avoid segregating or stigmatizing any users.
Concern: Universal Design and Agin-In-In-Place are terms that segregate and stigmatize!

Guideline: Provisions for privacy, security and safety should be equally available for all users.
Concern: All users are not the same!

Guideline: Make the design appealing to all users
Concern: Will that ever be possible?

 CLICK to see a chart showing the differences between the Living In Place Institute and universal design and aging in place.
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Q: What is CLIPP - Why has it captured international interest? Why is it working?

Certified Living In Place Professional (CLIPP) is a fundamental shift to a simpler, complete approach to improving accessibility, comfort and safety in all home and public spaces with designs and products
 
CLIPP is the only program officially Endorsed by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. CLIPP is a total market approach to making all homes accessible, comfortable and safe, regardless of the current or future occupants needs or age.

Our research into earlier programs led to some basic conclusions. First, and most significant, they did not succeed in broad recognition or approval from either industry or consumer. Programs based on aging are inherently flawed because they focus on a segmented group and do not address the needs of all consumers or businesses. Universal Design, while we support the original concept, holds it's own irony because it is a set of principles, not design ideas, nor practical solutions or business framework. All businesses know that a limited market focus results in a limited business. Even more important may be that when providers isolate a consumer into a specific group, they often resist and mistrust the provider. This resistance too often leads to denial of needs, therefore services and products, and is almost impossible to overcome when selling only group (age) based services and products.

The Living In Place Institute has developed, through a concerted effort, programs that enjoin all industry professionals in both program development and continuing participation from the entire industry and focuses on all consumers, regardless of their current or future needs or age. Included are designers, modification contractors, builders, developers and architects, trades experts, medical and non-medical care providers, real estate and home inspectors, product manufacturers, and many others.

This new methodology recognizes the responsibility of all industry professionals to network and develop business strategies for understanding common and unique issues and creating conventional business approaches of providing design and product solutions in every home.

This new methodology recognizes the responsibility of all industry professionals to network and develop business strategies for understanding common and unique issues and creating conventional business approaches of providing design and product solutions in every home.

CLIPP and the Living In Place Institute:
  • Living In Place is a total-market, business approach to accessibility, comfort, and safety in all homes.
  • Encompasses and allows for needs for individuals of all ages and needs. 
  • Teaches how to proactively establish and continue business relationships with clients, and their families & friends.
  • Consumer and industry seminars are available for CLIPP graduates.
  • Training manual updated between every class with up-to-date information.
  • All volunteer Advisory Panel, Medical Panel and Ambassadors Program 
  • Approved for CEU for: National Kitchen & Bath Association, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, American Society of Interior Designers, International Interior Design Association, Interior Designers of Canada, American Occupational Therapy Association, American Society of Interior Designers and Certified Senior Advisors. Others are pending.
  • Recognized by world manufacturers: Viega, TOTO, Miele, Monogram, Pella, Hafele, Ferguson, Sub Zero/Wolf, Quick Drain, others.
  • Offers industry discounts: Several industry associations, Industry Partners, Students and Educators, Government employees. 
  • Living In Place speakers are invited and approved presenters at national, state conferences and industry events: National Kitchen & Bath Association, American Occupational Therapy Association, National Association of the Remodeling Industry, American Society of Interior Designers, American Society of Home Inspectors, Universal Design Summit 2017, Certified Senior Advisors-Voices In Aging 2017 and others.
  • National webinar producers and presenters: National Kitchen & Bath Association and National Association of the Remodeling Industry. 
  • Invited at special feature events at trade show booths: KBIS - TOTO and Monogram (others pending)
  • Specific continuing education for CLIPP graduates.
  • Unique and comprehensive electronic home evaluation checklist available only to CLIPP graduates.
  • CLIPP graduates comprise over 20% of the Kitchen & Bath Design News Magazine’s 50 Top Innovators 2019 in the kitchen and bath industry.
  • The Living In Place Institute is published in Kitchen + Bath Business, Kitchen & Bath Design News, Remodeling, Qualified Remodeler, OT Practice, American Society of Home Inspectors Reporter Magazine and the NKBA magazines, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times and AARP Bulletin, and other industry journals.
  • CLIPP is the “How To” Manual for professionals, the next logical step beyond Universal Design and Aging in Place.
  • Certified Living In Place Professional co-creators have individually served as subject matter experts, legal expert witness, judge in the Hanley Wood Remodeling Design Awards and other competitions, and currently a member of Kitchen + Bath Business Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board.
  • Certified Living In Place Professional co-creators have served in numerous association leadership roles are recognized recipients of numerous local, state and national awards and together hold numerous recognized credentials.
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Q: Is CLIPP approved for CEUs?

CLIPP CEUs:

CLIPP education has been pre-approved for 16 hours of Continuing Education for members of the following associations:

  • National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA)
  • Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC), including members of:
    • American Society of Interior Design (ASID)
    • International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
    • Interior Designers of Canada (IDC)
  • National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI)
  • American Society for Home Inspectors (ASHI)**
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)*
  • Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA)

*The Living In Place Institute will not submit documentation or application fees for OTs in states that do not honor AOTA’s CEU program, as well as for individual states for Physical Therapists.
**CLIPP Course is approved for 16 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits.


The CLIPP Program May Meet CEU Qualification Requirements For Members Of The Following Associations:

  • National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • Many other organizations
 
The CLIPP Program May Meet CEU Requirements In States That Have Their Own CEU Programs For The Following Licensed Medical Professionals:
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Nurses
  • Physicians 
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Q: What are the requirements for CLIPP certification and use of HASAC?
Click Here for a chart showing requirements
 

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Living In Place Institute is rigorous in qualifying professional candidates for certification and maintaining certification. Click HERE for a flow chart of the requirements to be certified and use the home assessment app tool.

For a comparison of the CLIPP Certification program versus other professional certification programs, click HERE.

All CLIPP certified professionals are required to meet specific requirements before taking the course and are required to adhere to specific requirements to maintain their certification.

Candidate Profile

All working professionals who 
recommend, installs or provides any home design, products or services, or is involved with personal and/or medical care for humans.

Is licensed and/or certified as required in their respective state, county or municipality in their respective profession, for the duration of their certification, with copies submitted to the Living In Place Institute every time these are renewed.

Holds necessary insurance for their profession for the duration of their CLIPP Certification, including:

  • General Liability Insurance - For individuals who install or oversee subcontractors who install goods.
  • Workers Compensation Insurance - As required by their state, county or municipality, or can supply documentation that the principals of the company have chosen to waive this policy for themselves (but not for their workers).
  • All insurance policies are to have the Living In Place Institute named as an additional insured entity. If there is any cost associated with this, it is the responsibility of the Candidate.

Contractors Experience & Background

  • Contractors must have a minimum of 5 years verifiable work and/or academic experience.
  • Reference letters from at least 5 clients they have worked for within the last 2 years and at least 3 trade reference from the last year.
  • Pass a background check.

To be awarded the CLIPP program certification all candidates must:

1. Fully attend all class sessions and meet the above Candidate Profile requirements.

2. Agree to the Code of Ethics and Conduct(see below)

2. Pass a written exam that tests competency in the broad field of Living In Place™.


Code of Ethics and Conduct
1. Hold paramount the welfare of persons you serve professionally.
2. Practice only in your area(s) of competence and maintain high standards.
3. Maintain the confidentiality of privileged information.
4. Do not engage in any conduct that constitutes a conflict of interest or that adversely reflects on the Living In Place Institute.
5. Broadly expand one’s professional practice.
6. Seek deserved and reasonable compensation for their services.
7. Inform and educate the public on Living In Place practices and systems.
8. Issue public statements in an objective and truthful manner.
9. Comply with the laws and policies that guide professional practice.
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Q: When is the next CLIPP class?
Click Here to see calendar for both Virtual Live Classes and In-Person Live Classes.
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Q: After the class, when am I certified?
Live in-Person Class Attendees - Your Exam will be graded at the end of the class. If you pass and have met all other requirements, you will immediately receive your certification.

Live Virtual Class Attendees - Your Exam will be graded after the last class Session. If you pass and have met all other requirements, you will receive notice via email and be immediately certified. You will receive in the regular mail your official Certificate of Achievement and Code of Ethics, both suitable for framing.

If you do not pass the Exam, you will be notified of the re-examination options.
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Q: What is the late registration policy?
Registration closes midnight ET, about two calendar weeks prior to the class.
Late registration is from published date to 3 business days prior to the class and only for US domestic mailing addresses.
Late registration is an additional $250 fee, and class materials are not guaranteed to arrive prior to class start date.
Express permission is required from either Erik Listou or Louie Delaware before registering.

 
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Q: How is CLIPP different from all other programs?

Click HERE for a comparison chart for Living In Place Institute.

  • Up-to-date information – Course information updated throughout the year
  • Extensive medical information included
  • Almost eight hours of design, product and installation information, including key product names and costs
  • Targeted to all homes and homeowners, not just aging and individuals with disabilities
  • Presentations available for consumers
  • Presentations available for professionals
  • Logos and press releases available
  • Emphasis on creating collaborative teams
  • Includes professionals in the classroom from all facets of home care
    • Designers
    • Contractors
    • Occupational and Physical Therapists
    • Home Inspectors
    • Senior Move Specialists
    • Caregivers
    • Product manufacturers
  • Only graduates are qualified and have access to the Home Accessibility and Safety Assessment Checklist (HASAC)
  • Graduates who use the home assessment checklist are required to maintain specific insurance requirements
  • Contractors who are CLIPP certified have passed a background check
  • Continuing involvement and participation in all CLIPP activities
  • Partnership and promotion from major associations and product manufacturers

 

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Q: Who can become CLIPP?
Any professionals who desire to help make all homes accessible, comfortable and safe… for everyone!
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Q: What is the recertification process?
The annual fee for recertification, for non-contractors, is $170 for TWO YEARS and is non-refundable. Click HERE TO RECERTIFY.

Contractors-only, the annual recertification fee is $270 which includes the recertification fee and background check. Click HERE TO RECERTIFY.

You will receive a recertification invoice on about your 2 year anniversary. You may pay online.

Inactive Status
  • If Certification lapses, use of various protected terms by the Living In Place Institute cannot be used.
  • 2-month grace period to recertify. After 2 months, an additional fee of $50 for reinstatement. NOTE: This fee is subject to change.
  • Requests submitted after 1 year of the recertification will only be considered on a case by case basis.
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Q: How long does it take to complete CLIPP training?
In-Person Live Class - Two consecutive days of 8 hours per day.

Virtual Live Class - Four, 4-1/2 hour sessions spread out over two weeks. These classes are the same course manual and information, just delivered in the comfort and safety of your office or home. Everyone, including the instructor, is live and on-screen at all times.
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Q: What are the hours of the training sessions?
In-Person Live Class - Most classes are from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Some locations may vary, see registration announcement for each class.

Virtual Live Class - Classes are 4-1/2 hours each day for four consecutive days. See each class on the Calendar page for details.

To receive the certification and CEUs (if applicable), you need to be present the entire duration of each class and meet all requirements.
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Q: What are the CEU requirements for CLIPP graduates?
All CLIPP graduates are required to take a CLIPP Refresher course every two years.
Cost is $499 per person.
Classes are listed on the Education page.
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Q: Why do I need to pass a background check?
To help protect the well being and security of homeowners, each Construction/Remodeling/New Build/Home Modification professional is required to successfully pass a background investigation prior to training. Additionally, these CLIPP professionals will undergo an annual background investigation (at additional cost) as a requirement for CLIPP renewal.

To help ensure all personnel working in a home are free of a security risk to the client, each CLIPP professional is strongly encouraged to conduct a background check on their employees, as allowed by law, as well as encourage their subcontractors to do the same.
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Q: Why do I need references?
We assess past and current performance of Construction Professional CLIPP candidates prior to accepting their CLIPP class registration.

We provide the CLIPP applicant with a questionnaire to give to at least 5 past clients and 3 trade references. The questionnaire will include questions about work performance, how you manage projects, if they would recommend you to a friend, etc.

Each of these referenced clients and trade references will send their reviews directly to erik@LivingInPlace.Institute and we will contact a sampling of those references to verify the information.
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Q: How do I bring CLIPP training to my area?
In-Person Live Class - We can bring CLIPP training to your community, anywhere in the US. Call us at 888-467-3220 or  erik@LivingInPlaceInstitute. 

Virtual Live Class - This class is in the privacy of your office or home, all you need is an internet connection.
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Q: How do I apply to become CLIPP?

Visit the class schedule HERE and register.

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Q: Are the events ADA Compliant?
The Living In Place Institute strives to accommodate all individuals in our classes, seminars, and activities. We will try our best to comply with all requests sent three weeks in advance to erik@LivingInPlace.Institue, including:
  • Walker & wheelchair accessibility to all events, including wheelchair ramps, automatically opening doors, wheelchair accessible restrooms, etc.
  • Accommodations for individuals with vision impairments, including large print handouts.
  • Not ADA, but important to know - accommodating individual food needs, including special dietary and allergy requirements.
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Q: What is the Course Cancellation and Refund Policy?

Notify erik@LivingInPlace.Institute immediately and request one of the following options:

If the registrant is canceling:

A.     At least 20 business days prior to scheduled class and re-registering for a different class - 33% change fee will be applied and the remaining 67% credit will be applied to a future course. Registrant is required to email erik@LivingInPlace.Institute and pay the balance prior to registering for a new class date. No additional discount or rebate will be issued.

B.     At least 20 business days prior to the scheduled course and transfer registration to a different person - 100% of the registration fee is transferable. New Registrant is required to email erik@LivingInPlace.Institute to register for the new class date. No additional discount or rebate will be issued.

C.     1 to 19 business days prior to the scheduled course and re-register for a different class. 50% change fee will apply and the remaining 50% credit will be applied to a future class. No additional discount or rebate will be issued.

D.     1 to 19 business days prior to the scheduled course and transfer registration to a different person. 50% change fee will apply and the remaining 50% credit will be applied to the new registrant. The new Registrant is required to email erik@LivingInPlace.Institute to register for the new class date. No additional discount or rebate will be issued.

E.     Medical - 100% of the Course fee will be applied to a future class if a licensed physician's letter is sent to erik@LivingInPlace.Institute stating that the Registrant could not or will not attend due to a medical condition of themselves or an immediate family member. If the Registrant transfers their Course registration to another Registrant, 100% of the fees are transferable.

F.      Virtual In-Person Class - Re-registration will be required for a future class scheduled within 60 days, starting with the session missed then continuing through remaining sessions. In all cases, prior written permission is required, contact erik@LivingInPlace.Institute to discuss.

G.     If Registrant does not notify or attend the class, Registrant is responsible for full payment. 

If the Living in Place Institute is canceling:

A.    If LIPI cancels a class, the Registrant may choose to either register for a different class or be issued a full refund of final fee.

ALL refunds will be issued within 45 days of acceptance by LIPI of one of the above requests by the Registrant.

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Q: Is my attendance documented?
Many of the courses are granted Continuing Education Units (CEU). The Living In Place Institute will have a sign-in, sign-out form available at each In-Person Live Class. For Virtual Live Class, electronic records are kept by the Living In Place Institute. Registrant must be present for all sessions for the complete time to qualify for CEUs.
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Q: How is my test documented?
All certification classes will have an examination at end of the entire class. A passing grade is minimum 75% correct.
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Q: Who has access to registrant records?
The only persons who will have direct access to these records will be Living In Place Institute and it's authorized agents.

If a prior class attendee requests a record of their attendance, they must submit a request in writing to the Living In Place Institute that is specific to that individual.

 
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Q: Are there any guarantees?
Guaranteeing Customer Satisfaction

The Living In Place Institute is a national leader in high-quality educational products and services. Our programs are guaranteed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of participants. If a registrant has attended one of our CLIPP classes, seminars or events or has purchased an audio product and do not receive the professional or business benefits described in our literature, or have some other professional complaint, they are required to notify us in writing within seven days of the class, activity or purchase and we will consider issuing a credit to them or anyone in their facility that can be used only towards another seminar or audio program. All returned products and materials must be received in original condition before a replacement is issued.
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Q: Who keeps course and activity records?
All records of a Class, Seminar or Activity will be maintained for a period of at least 7 years. This may include items such as:
  • Pre-Registration & Registration Materials    
  • Contractual Agreements    
  • Attendance Records    
  • Examination Records    
  • Certification Records
  • Training materials   
Records may either be stored as physical records or electronically with off-site storage (at a separate physical facility or through cloud-based storage).
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Q: What are the Professional Conduct & Requirements of all Presenters on behalf of the Living In Place Institute?

To be in compliance with approving organizations, The Living In Place Institute as a Provider Organization requires the following Professional Conduct & Requirements from its Presenters:

  • Presenter will inform the Living In Place Institute and disclose any proprietary interest in any product, instrument, device, service or material discussed during their presentation, and the source of any compensation prior to the start of their presentation.
  • Presenter is compliant with copyright laws and has ownership or permission to use all materials used in conjunction with the presentation.
  • Presenter will demonstrate high standards of professional conduct and not discriminate against learners on the basis of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability and/or socioeconomic or ethnic background.
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Q: What is the Anti-Discrimination Policy?
As the Living In Place Institute™, LLC is an education company that helps all individuals address the needs for accessibility and safety in a home environment, we strive to be an inclusive-oriented company, and does not discriminate against any individual.

All Training Language at all Seminars and Activities, as well as any printed or electronic materials, will be presented in English. The Living In Place Institute will take reasonable efforts to make materials in other languages if necessary, based on economic decisions.
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