What is Aging in Place?
An Aging in Place Designer designs a home or living space that’s safe and convenient for any client with aging concerns. Clients will often hire an Aging in Place Designer to help them stay in their home instead of moving to an assisted living facility. By helping clients design (or redesign) their space, you’ll help them keep their independence for as long as possible!
Get Certified Quickly
As a certified interior decorator, you know all the ins and outs of working with clients to redesign their spaces. Now you can build on your existing design training by learning how to apply these practices to a specific subset of clients who have aging concerns. This course allows trained interior decorators to complete their training quickly and start earning extra income. Earn your designation as an Aging in Place Design Professional in this streamlined course created specifically for interior decorators.
* This course is online only
Do You Need an Interior Decorating Certification?
This course is made for professional interior decorators. It is highly recommended that you have an Interior Decorating Certification or significant experience in the interior decorating industry before taking the Aging in Place course.
If you do not already have an Interior Decorating Certification, you can obtain your IPDP certification from QC Design School! By enrolling in both the Interior Decorating course and the Aging in Place course, you’ll save 50% off the tuition of the second course!
Your Aging In Place Certification
Upon completion of QC’s Aging in Place Course, you’ll graduate with the unique Aging in Place Professional (APDP) certification.
This certificate of completion demonstrates that you possess the aging in place training needed to provide top quality service to your clients!
Select the buttons below to learn about each Unit in your online Aging in Place course.
This first unit will introduce you to the Aging in Place (AIP) design industry. You’ll learn about the responsibilities of an AIP designer and how AIP services differ from other types of design work. You’ll also learn about common physiological changes, medical conditions, and lifestyle changes people experience as they age, and about all of the different housing and support options available to people facing aging-related challenges. This unit will also teach you how act as an AIP educator and market your services effectively.
Unit B focuses on developing the skills required to assess client needs, evaluate homes from an AIP perspective, and create AIP modification plans. You’ll start by learning about the design standards Aging in Place professionals use to guide their work, including universal design, accessible design and visitable design. You’ll then learn how to apply these principles to assess clients’ homes and make effective design recommendations. This unit will also teach you how you can incorporate decluttering and home transition services into your AIP business.
Unit C is your final project for the course. This unit will ask you to work with the home of a friend or relative. The home’s resident(s) can be any age and at any stage of life. You will simply be assessing the home as if it belonged to an AIP client. You’ll assess your mock client’s home, conduct a needs assessment, create a design plan, and explain your reasoning to your tutor who will provide detailed feedback on your full approach, as always.