Testimonials from Living In Place Institute Graduates:

"I just received verbal confirmation of a 2nd project  over $150k that I will start design and estimating that includes many CLIPP elements. The client said she interviewed 5 other companies and decided I was the one to go with."
Doug Lugar, CKBD, CLIPP - Nicholson Builders, Columbus, Ohio

“Great way to take the course without having to travel.” Daniel E.

“Great way for training and to receive a certification!” Krista R.
“I thought it worked so well. I had not participated in a virtual class before and I was surprised how interactive we were.” Karen W.

“I love the fact that we didn't have to travel for this and Erik made it fun, upbeat, and entertaining.” Chelly W.
“This was good - you are very prepared. Thank you” Robin F.

“I was actually pleasantly surprised at the quality of this course given the web/virtual format.” Rob N.
“This was my first virtual class. I had a positive experience.” Dondi S.

“This is a wonderful medium. I'd never done one like this. Love the interactivity!” Adam G.
“It was nice to see the other participants and the teacher. Knowing I was on camera also kept me from being distracted.” Cathy D.

"Benefits of CLIPP - Safety. The class gave me hope that as the mother of a special needs child, CLIPP graduates will give normalcy, dignity and respect to the future generations so I don't have to see my daughter or anyone segregated and often insulted.
Vanessa H, CLIPP

"The three most important points I learned are 1.How to handle the customer 2.What to look for in a home. Don’t have blinders on 3. Always look for a better way of doing something."
Zaach LaRue, CLIPP - Beyond the Box Cabinets, Billings, Montana

"I've done similar things to this when I was in OT school and this was the best one I experienced by far. I gained a lot from it and I think the group did as well by going through it together. CLIPP is what we and this world have needed for a long time! :) Thank you, thank you for everything! I honestly believe that you in three days made a big impact in my career as an OT and the start of my business which I have been working on developing/growing this year." 
JamieColbert, Occupational Therapist, CLIPP Omaha, Nebraska

"A well presented, complete understanding and picture of the LIP concept... from philosophical to execution to business to relationship. This is a lifetime of knowledge and experience captured in one course, providing clear direction to help people live safer, more comfortably, and accessibly at home. The LIPI Vision Statement is beautifully conceived and captures what we are all trying to do... gives great reference point to work from. I also learned about some really amazing products. Lastly, the significance of being connected to LIP was highlighted... the knowledge gained in 3 days would have taken years to organically generate."
Andrew Miller, CLIPP - Director at QNorthwest

“A real game-changer. Honestly, I don't know how someone in my profession can do what we do without the knowledge that this class imparted.”
Maria Stapperfenne, CMKBD, CLIPP, 2015 NKBA President - Tewksbury Kitchens & Baths, North Plainfield, New Jersey

“Living In Place is a practical and vital approach whose time has come. It addresses the intent of Universal Design in a positive and proactive program, responsive to the ever-changing human condition and the needs of today's business environment.” 
Mary Jo Peterson, CMKBD, CLIPP, CAPS - MJP Designs

“Certification credibility and knowledge. The class... Take It!”
ASHI Member Joe DeLaurentis II, CLIPP - Founder and Principle of Tiger Inspect

 “I was very impressed not only by the content and the resources that they offer but also by the Home Accessibility and Safety Checklist”
Sabrena McCarley, MBA-SL, OTR/L, OTAC, CLIPP - OTAC Co-Chair Advocacy and Government Affairs, California

“This is the best meeting I have ever been to in terms of being educated. My support for the Living In Place Institute will grow even greater as my enthusiasm has increased being here.”
Gunnar Baldwin, CLIPP - NKBA Hall of Fame - TOTO USA

““Certified Living In Place Professional covers it all – ADA, Universal Design, CAPS. I am very impressed with how comprehensive it (CLIPP training) is and how much thought has gone into the creation of this program and the Living In Place Institute” 
Bruce Ramsey, CLIPP 

“What I found with CLIPP is the added expertise that I can bring to my clients. The momentum and the Living In Place Institute concept is what I see as value, because I am bringing another entity in the relationship with my client”
Jan Neiges, CKD, CLIPP - 2015 President of the NKBA Rocky Mountain Chapter

“One of the most educational classes I have attended in I don’t know how long. I am better prepared to serve my clients” Leslie Oldham, Realtor
“I learned so much to solve issues of space and use. I am delighted that this is available..It is an exciting program”
Mary Fisher Knott, CID, CLIPP, CAPS

“I found that the course matter was very instructive and worthwhile.”
Miles Grant, CLIPP, Home Builder - Genesis Homes

“This training will help me deepen my understanding of the entire home and those persons in need, and help me to share this growing trend within my community… There is a huge need for skilled and caring professionals to be trained and to go out and do work with passion. I think this CLIPP training is all of that and I would highly endorse it for you and your employees.” Nathan Colburn, Principle, Accessible Systems “The amount of timely information and has renewed and re-energized to my profession. The possibilities of networking and collaborating with other professionals is exciting! Never knew there was so much info that could make such a difference to my clients.”
Barbara Barton, CMKBD, CLIPP - Barbara Barton & Associates

“Having been a designer working in kitchen and bath design emphasizing ergonomic applications for over 50 years, I am excited to share the passion of the Living In Place Institute though the CLIPP program, which provides qualified, certified professionals to people desiring to make their homes’ accessible, comfortable and safe.”
Mary Fisher Knott, ASID, CLIPP - Mary Fisher Designs

“So many companies and individuals “dabble” in the Aging / Living In Place space. Over the coming years, this market segment’s needs will explode. Only those with the proper education, experience, focus, and credentials will win out. My firm will be one of those that excels and my CLIPP training will play a significant role in that.”
Rick Hirschhaut, CLIPP

“The benefits of the CLIPP program? There are so many – recognition, reputable, responsible solutions for my clients.”
Tammy Wentworth, OTR, CLIPP

“The benefit of the CLIPP program is the knowledge and power, in that it provides the tools necessary to accomplish your goals. Thank you for putting this together to help us have the language and tools to communicate with our clients for the betterment of their living.”
Mindy Knaster, AKBD, CLIPP

“The CLIPP program provides good knowledge to be “armed” with. It is a worthwhile commitment to become certified. It is a great way to help others and make money – A “feel good” industry. This program is GREAT!”
Jennifer Gilmer, CKD, CLIPP -  Jennifer Gilmer Kitchen & Bath, LTD - Co-author “The Kitchen Bible: Designing the Perfect Culinary Space”

“Thank you for the opportunity to attend a CLIPP course. All of you were awesome and extremely knowledgeable.”
Barbara Ondrasek, ASID, CLIPP

“The CLIPP course was valuable and providing knowledge that applies to everyone. This course is great for builders, contractors, homeowners, real estate agents, designers, architects and building inspectors. It had great information! You brought to my attention the information I should be incorporating into all of my projects and designs. Thank you!”
Joi Prater, ASID, CLIPP

“I have years of experience in medical issues and accessibility, and I still learned a lot! Everyone is potentially your client. The course has credibility – DO IT!”
Cindy Lewton, ASID, CLIPP

“This course built on my knowledge of Universal Design concepts with specific ways to incorporate safe products and designs in my clients’ homes. The CLIPP course was definitely worth the time.”
Teri Larson, CLIPP

“This course increases awareness of topics for all age ranges and circumstances. It is an enjoyable course and has a great deal of information. Good opportunity to learn from instructors with varied backgrounds as well as peers in the class. Thank You!!”
Susan Septer, ASID, CLIPP - Susan Septer Design

“Valuable information for professionals in many areas/backgrounds. It helps create a network of people to change how “we” look at modern-day homes.”
Jennifer Mortensen, CLIPP

“There is a lot of valuable information to be taken away from this course. There are many additional business opportunities CLIPP can help create. This class is a game-changer for helping our clients stay in their homes as long as possible.”
Bill Livingston, CLIPP

“The CLIPP course was worth the investment. I learned a lot of information.”
Rhea Moder, CLIPP

“Great information to up your game. Great networking with like-minded professionals.”
Kathy Ramsey, CLIPP

“Lot’s of good information. High standards for certification. Well respected trainers.”
Michele Trinidad, OTR/L, CLIPP

“This is just the beginning – “A ground floor opportunity.”
George Toth, OTR/L, CLIPP

“I enjoyed the course and found it very informative. It was worthwhile and a good value.”
Lane Tharp, CLIPP

“Great delivery. Kept it informative, lively and on track. Great content and I learned a lot. Independent living is not just for the aging. Sign Up Today!”
Jim Eldridge, CLIPP

“CLIPP will give you the tools you need to confidently assess the client’s home to make the home both functional & safe.”
Amy Spencer, CLIPP

“Very thorough training class. The course manual is a wealth of information. It gave me the opportunity to partner with other professionals. I loved the experiential lunch.”
Shirley McFarlane, CLIPP

“Take the course!!! Your increased knowledge base will be the stepping stone to a brand new avenue of business that will only work to further your career and provide invaluable information that will help you help your clients live safely and comfortably in their homes.”
Dawn Deluca, AKBD, CLIPP - Dawn Deluca On Design

“How to think about comfort not aging. Be open to more than you know about what successful design is. The course give you many ways to incorporate the concepts presented.”
Matthew Rao, CKD, CLIPP

“The ‘sell yourself’ section is a perfect step-by-step process to success. The suggestions for products and how to find them is very useful. The HASAC tool is going to take my initial home visits to a new level of excellence. It’s a wonderful addition to enhance your design services. They give so much support – Great info!. They are ethical and professional without being stuffy.”
Jeannine Burnette, CLIPP

“For professionals, take the course as it is a wealth of info & FUN. You owe it to yourself to continue your education.”
Editors note: Kirby took the CLIPP class a second time and said:
"Knowing how fast our industry changes, I wanted to take the CLIPP Training a second time to be on top of products!  Being amongst other professional colleagues was also inspiring to see how they are going to use this as well.  How to make a home ready for a 2-to-92 year old resonates with all my clients and gives me such satisfaction knowing the difference I make in their lives."
Kirby Clarke

“The CLIPP course showed the importance & value of collaboration, staying current on new products, and generating supporting evidence to convince peers & customers to institute change. It provides valuable tools to learn for all clients. So much valuable knowledg3e and curriculum is always kept up to date. 
Leah Schooler, CLIPP

“Super informative – Worth the time & money!”
Crystal Russell, ASID, CLIPP

“Critical timing to address “baby boomers”. Take the Certified Living In Place Professional Class!”
Mary Ann Thornam, ASID, CLIPP

“CLIPP is a great idea!. You’ll learn so much! It was FUN!”
Tiffany Pajak, OTR/L, CLIPP

“It is very worthwhile!”
Ken Jernberg, CLIPP

“Designers are meant to be faced with challenges. It is our job to make those challenges function and be stunning. The course is professionally developed and evolves with great ideas and recommendations. It is extremely valuable and worth the time spent. True experts willing to listen with patience. Commands the audience with empathy for our success.”
Elle H-Millard, AKBD, NKBA, CLIPP

“This was a great seminar. My highest recommendation!”
Renan Pierre, AIA, CLIPP

“Do It! Time well spent!”
Lisa Hinson, CLIPP - Miele

“I found the “How to sell your CLIPP Designation” to be valuable.”
Andrew McKenzie, CLIPP - Staff NKBA

“Better living starts with great common sense as taught by the CLIPP course. The three “I’s” = Important, Inspiring, Interesting.”
Tess Giuliani, CLIPP

“The manual is a rich resource to remind me of the information presented. There are many products on the market to recommend. Erik is a wealth of knowledge with the appropriate experience as a contractor to teach this. If you are in the home design and/or building industry and want to enhance your knowledge about accessibility and universal design, look into taking this course.”
Rosemarie Rossetti, CLIPP - Founder of the Universal Design Living Laboratory

“I really liked the respect for interprofessional teamwork and the OT in general (it’s rare!). I learned about design features and ideas I never heard/thought of.”
Dr. Monique Chabot, OTR/L, CLIPP - Professor of Occupational Therapy, Philadelphia University

“Well worth my time! Added new tools to my toolbox. Presented me with new skills. I became aware of many new products I never considered. This could open up a whole new business path for designers.”
David Newton, CMKBD, CLIPP

“This was a great class with and enjoyable presentation style. I love that it is always evolving. Excellent source of information. A great way to enhance your business. Excellent networking opportunity.”
Elizabeth Gessner, CLIPP

“Living In Place is something people want and this is a good way to help them get there. Using the HASAC assessment tool will make the process professional. Take It!”
Stacy Freed, CLIPP - Freelance Writer

“New level of understanding when designing for all members of the family. Awesome Content – It elevates your value with a well-rounded education on this topic. Worth the two days. I can’t wait to apply it!”
Jennifer LeMarr, CLIPP

“Many ideas and suggestions to follow. IT was a good experience. I would strongly recommend taking CLIPP.”
Margo Wilson-Atkinson, CLIPP

“Wonderful! – So much valuation information. A very practical & specific tool kit for putting the information into practice. I felt this was important professionally and personally. Erik was an outstanding presenter. DO IT. DO IT. DO IT.”
Marsha Kahn, CLIPP

“Great course – Very thorough! Instructor Erik is knowledgeable, engaging and professional. A “Must Take” course for all interior designers. The course increases your professional status and in invaluable training as our population gets older.” 
Renee Riddick, CLIPP

“Great Program – Erik was very engaging. I was surprised by how many friends, family and clients might benefit from CLIPP. I’m excited to see the program become more widespread. It can provide a benefit to your current work. Definitely do it!”
Dave Burcher, CLIPP

“The course transforms how one sees designing of space in a more humane way. There are smart solutions for all situations. Living In Place considerations can & should be incorporated through the life of the structure. Take the class – Get Certified – It’s Enjoyable!”
Joan Gibbs, CLIPP

“Great information with practical applications It gives me additional empathy for my client’s situations.” 
Barbara Roth, CLIPP

“Valuable information that leads to new design thinking, added value for clients, comprehensive marketing segment. Thought provoking, insightful, engaging program. This course provides additional value to my clients.”
Toni Sabatino, CLIPP 

“I recommend CLIPP to my professional friends and promote and suggest a program for product designers. DO IT!” 
Rosemarie Hittmeyer, CLIPP

“I strongly recommend CLIPP to every design professional. An amazing way to include safety into design.” 
Julie Schuster, CLIPP

“CLIPP is practical information. You will learn from your peers at the class with ongoing support from them.”
Rhonda Patrick, CLIPP

“Worth Every Penny! I learned so much. It changed how I look at design/projects. You think you know everything, but you don’t. It expanded my viewpoint and made me grow as a person and designer. I feel more confident in what I can do for my clients… and family.”
Roshele Allison, CLIPP

“Worth the time. Well presented. Very friendly and engaging. Good documents to refer to. Great Value!”
Nancy Finneson, CLIPP

“Helps me with my target market and competing with other kitchen designers. CLIPP is a MUST! Become the Expert and grow your business.”
Paula Kennedy, CLIPP

“Glad I took the course. It separates you from the herd. It goes so FAR beyond CAPS!”
Molly McCabe, CLIPP

“Everyone needs what CLIPP provides. Easy to implement many safety considerations in every home. Will make you look at things with new eyes. Great way to add value to your clients. You are part of a team and you don’t have to be an expert in everything.”
Wendy Hall, CLIPP

“Great way to understand what our industry brings to homeowners. We all need to learn how to be safe in our homes. It helped me understand how people with a disability can be helped to live a full life in their home. This course held my attention.”
Kelly Brooks, CLIPP

“Eye-opening and informative. All “Home Modification Professionals” need to know the CLIPP certification can enhance your ability to provide exemplary customer service.” 
Amy Shayne, CLIPP

“It will completely flip how you think about aging in place to Living In Place. The network you have access to now makes you so much more of a resource. The knowledge of the materials, binder, and we get access to logos, presentations, etc. It is so impressive!”
Sheri Gold, CLIPP, GE Monogram

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