Senior Home Safety Specialist


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

Sign-up (watch for verification email—maybe in spam), then login to purchase the course. Once you log in and begin the course, the first thing you will want to do is download the Home Safety Assessment and Participant Note Pad under FILES at the top of the page and print them out for reference. YOU MUST FINISH THE COURSE WITHIN 60-DAYS! 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


“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


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.


• This program has been approved by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) for .5 CEU/ contact hours and your certificate will state this along with the approval number (APP00000170). Age Safe America, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 5285. This distance learning-independent course is offered at 0.5 CEUs, introductory level, foundational knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA or indicate AOTA approval of a certification or other professional recognition.

• 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 $97.00

  • Course Intro and Tutorial
  • Introduction
  • LMS Tutorial
  • Training Modules
  • Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions
  • Fall Prevention Quiz
  • Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions
  • Fire Safety Quiz
  • Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's
  • Preparing the Home for Persons With Alzheimer's Quiz
  • Home Technology
  • Home Technology Quiz
  • Crime Prevention
  • Crime Prevention Quiz
  • Scams and Identity Theft
  • Scams and Identity Theft Quiz
  • Communication Challenges
  • Communication Challenges Quiz
  • HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces
  • HSA Entry and Inside the Home
  • HSA Bathrooms
  • HSA Kitchen and Laundry
  • HSA Bedrooms and Closets
  • HSA General Safety
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz 1
  • HSA Safety Concerns for Alzheimer's and other Dementias
  • Home Safety Assessment Quiz 2
  • Sample Home Walkthrough
  • Sample Home Walkthrough1
  • Sample Home Walkthrough2
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews/Tips
  • 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz
  • Deeper Dive Modules
  • Grab Bar Deeper Dive
  • Lighting Deeper Dive
  • Closing Thoughts
  • Survey
  • Course Survey/Review
  • Closing Instructions
  • Closing Instructions
  • Bonus Home Walkthrough
Completion rules
  • You must complete the units "Introduction, LMS Tutorial, Fall Prevention Myths and Solutions, Fall Prevention Quiz, Fire Safety Precautions and Solutions, Fire Safety Quiz, Preparing the Home for Persons with Alzheimer's, Preparing the Home for Persons With Alzheimer's Quiz, Home Technology, Home Technology Quiz, Crime Prevention, Crime Prevention Quiz, Scams and Identity Theft, Scams and Identity Theft Quiz, Communication Challenges, Communication Challenges Quiz, HSA Introduction and Exterior Spaces, HSA Entry and Inside the Home, HSA Bathrooms, HSA Kitchen and Laundry, HSA Bedrooms and Closets, HSA General Safety, Home Safety Assessment Quiz 1, HSA Safety Concerns for Alzheimer's and other Dementias, Home Safety Assessment Quiz 2, Sample Home Walkthrough1, Sample Home Walkthrough2, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews/Tips, 4 Short Home Safety Reviews and Tips Quiz, Grab Bar Deeper Dive, Lighting Deeper Dive, Closing Thoughts, Course Survey/Review, Closing Instructions"
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 1 year