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  • NARI Universal Design Certified Professional Training Program

    The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) developed the Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation to promote standards of universal design and remodeling through credentialing of design and remodeling professionals. The Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) will be able to create comfortable and accessible homes, for everyone in the household – it’s not just “aging in place,” although the course does cover that aspect as well. This training and certification will prepare you, and prove your knowledge of the full scope of accessibility. You will have the tools to suggest making all elements and spaces accessible, comfortable and usable by all the home’s occupants. Universal Remodeling Projects are attractive not only to those who wish to age in place, but also for families with special needs, and families who are forward-thinking. Learn the 7 Principles of Universal Design, and how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and…. how to make their dreams come true. This program is available exclusively online at www.hanleywooduniversity.com. To enroll, you must meet the following criteria: be employed by or own a firm engaged in commercial or residential universal design or a remodeling firm that is supporting the universal design and remodeling industry; have a minimum of five years continuous full time experience in the remodeling industry; and have completed 8 hours of education addressing universal design or universal remodeling principles in the last 5 years. NARI reserves the right to deny your participation if you do not meet these requirements. his course will provide you with the tools to sell and conduct remodeling projects that are based on Universal Design principles. These are attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. You will learn the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and the how-to of building these projects. The cost of the online program is $399 for NARI Members and $499 for non-members. Take the course.

    June 2011
    Universal Design