About The Course

The Senior Home Safety Specialist® course empowers professionals with actionable ways to better help educate clients, older adults and their family members on the serious issues of home safety, fall prevention, fire safety, crime prevention, and the importance of a complete home safety assessment and recommended modifications.

This 5-hour online self-paced educational course offers the only designation of its kind to individuals within the senior services industry. Upon successfully completing the entire course, you will receive an attractive certificate along with a digital copy of the designation emblem to use in your marketing, social media and public relations efforts

The first thing you will want to do, once you login and begin the course, is download the Home Assessment and Participant Note Pad under FILES at the top of the page and print them out. Enjoy!


– Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
– Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
– Aging-in Place Home Modifications
– Mobility and Accessibility Issues
– Home and Senior Safety Technologies
– Considerations for Alzheimer's/Dementia
– Crime Prevention and Personal Safety
– Senior Exploitation, Identity Theft and Scams
– Communication with Older Adults and Family
– Performing a Complete Home Safety Assessment


There are no formal educational prerequisites for this course. The Senior Home Safety Specialist™ designation is offered to all individuals committed to the care, comfort, safety and security of older adults.

•Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapy Assistants
•Physical Therapists and Physical Therapy Assistants
•Home Care Agencies, Home Health Care Agencies
•Wellness Program, Balance/Exercise Professionals
•Nurses: RN, LPN, NP, APN, PA, CNA's
•Aging-in-Place/CAPS Professionals
•Client Care Coordinators
•Geriatric Care Managers
•Home Health Providers
•Personal Caregivers
•Discharge Planners
•Case Managers
•Social Workers
•PERS Dealers

Affiliated Professionals Including:
•Baby/Child Proofing
•Home Inspectors
•Handyman Services
•HME/DME Businesses
•Home Security Providers
•Senior Placement Services
•Senior Real Estate Specialist

Trained Staff for:
•Senior Living
•Nursing Home
•Adult Day Care
•Rehabilitation Facility
•Hospital/Medical Center
•Recreation/Senior Center
•EMS Community Relations
•Workers Comp Administrators


• American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for .5 CEU/ contact hours (APP00000170) (use SHSS for AOTA Option)

• National Association of Home Builders (NAHB/CAPS) 5 CEU’s (self-reporting)

• Society of Certified Senior Advisors (SCSA) 5 CEU's (self-reporting)

• National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) 5 CEU's (self-reporting)

• Continuing Education Institute of Illinois (CEII) 5 Contact/Clock Hours (REGISTER @ https://geroed.networkofcare4elearning.org/OnlineCourseDetail.aspx?pId=126374
CEII in collaboration with the University of Illinois, College of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine provides education and training services to professionals. RN, LPN (all 50 states) PT (most states) OT (many states), SLP, SW and other credentials… please inquire

• American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) Senior Home Safety Specialist™ Course is approved for 5 of ASHI® Continuing Education Credits.

• International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) 5 CEU’s (self reporting)

• This program for has been pre-approved by the National Academy of Certified Care Managers (NACCM) for 5.5 continuing education contact hours and your certificate will state this along with the approval number.

• American Kinesiotherapy Association (AKTA) 5 Contact/Clock Hours (self-reporting)


Due to the constantly changing nature of this growing industry, the importance of consistently providing the full comprehensive home safety assessment, and to encourage ongoing continuing education, graduates are required to take a short refresher course every year. The cost of re-certification and the refresher course will be $49.00



“Age Safe America has developed a tremendously comprehensive training. I would recommend all professionals working with older adults in the home make this part of their overall certifications, such as CPR and AED, because it will save lives.” – Oscar E. Rodriguez, MD MBA

“The content of this certification exceeded my expectations. I am an aging in place specialist and have a lot of knowledge about home safety. However, I learned several new things that I will use to better serve my clients. My coworker was informed of this course and shared it with the rest of the staff. Thank you.” – Megan Johnson, Case Manager Masons Care/Masonic Charities

“Overall, I rated this course excellent. The visuals you use are fantastic, I am a visual learner and appreciated the detailed videos and pictures.” – Rachel Seltzer, MS, OTR/L, CAPS, SHSS

“I have worked in home care for several years. This course provided insight to things I do not normally check for during my safety assessment.” – Susan Brown, Kinesiotherapist  VA.gov

“This was excellent. It exceeded my expectations. Thank you very much.” – Vanesa Vanstone, Consultant

“Overall the course is well thought out, detailed, and delivered with the intent to come from a place of contribution to the greater good. I will be better informed and more confident in my work at aginginplace.com for having taken this course, and I will definitely recommend it.” – Patrick Roden, RN, PhD, CEO AgingInPlace.com

“Members of my team completed the training and loved it. Very relevant to what we do and where we’re heading as a program.” – Jason Latona, Chief, Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) US Dept. of Veterans Affairs

“Excellent course with valuable information. Was recommended by my co-worker. – Pauline Beckett, Program Coordinator – Senior Services for the City of Auburn Hills

“I was looking for personal safety information for senior citizens and found the Age Safe America website, which not only had personal safety information but also home safety certification classes. As a senior citizen I wanted to learn about this not only for myself but also to serve the senior community. I totally enjoyed this course and I plan on sharing what I learned with the senior community.” – Linda Yalen, Home & Personal Safety Advisor and Certified Health Coach

“Overall, the course was designed and formatted in a way that was not only educational, but also interesting. Things were explained thoroughly so I not only understood them, but directed in a way which made me understand why they are important. I have a better understanding for aging people and the difficulties that surround them in the home. I also have a deeper respect for those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and realize how small changes in the home can help them in their incredibly difficult time. – Matt Reid, Mobility Plus/Specialist

“¡Excelente! En general me parece que la informacion provista es necesaria para lograr que la vida de nuestros adultos de 55+ tengan mejor calidad de vida.” – Jonathan Rodriguez, Occupational Therapist (Puerto Rico)   Excellent! In general it seems to me that the information provided is necessary to ensure that the lives of our 55+ adults have a better quality of life.

“This was very helpful and educational! It was well worth the time and money!” – Linda Anderson, Bathroom Remodeling Sales

“I found the content extremely valuable and relevant.” – Kindra French, Owner of 101 Mobility of San Diego

“As a real estate agent with a SRES accreditation, this course provided me with additional, valuable information / resources to support my clients. These two courses are totally complementary.” – Jini Kotar, Realtor/SRES

“I found this to be course to be very comprehensive. The sample home walk through was very helpful. The presenter’s excellent voice modulation contributed to easy listening and comprehension of the material. I highly recommend this course.” – Susan C. Dunn, MSN, RN-BC, CCM, CAPS, SHSS

Excellent! Very informative and well organized course. I liked the ability to complete at my own pace.” – Lindsey Thompson, Occupational Therapist

“I have taken many senior related courses, including the CAPS course. This course has far exceeded my expectations. It is thorough, informative, and equips individuals for serving features at a high level. That combined with someone like myself who has a passion and calling to serve seniors, makes it an A+ in my books. I enjoyed the training and it has definitely shown me the vast amount of opportunities that lay ahead.” – Desiree King, SRES, CSHP, CAPS, SHSS

“Very informative and I found the walk through portion especially helpful. Overall very good!” – Laura Musick, Aging Life Care Manager

“Important information for providing safety resources in the home for persons of all ages, but especially for our senior clients.” – Tara Bailey, Geriatric Care Manager

“This was very informative and will be put to good use.” – Joy Yambao, Physical Therapist

“I’m an occupational therapist and I just finished the course and enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you so much for all the great information.” – Joy Schollmeier, OTR/L