Industry Certifications

Charlie Ludeman

I’ve been a kitchen and remodeling specialist for over 30 years.  As my own parents grew older I saw a real need to help seniors stay in their homes.  I love what I do because I help people stay at home and avoid the astronomical costs for assisted living.

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Accessible Home Improvement of America (AHIA) is for companies that provide Home Accessibility solutions for the disabled and those wishing to age in their own homes. AHIA’s mission statement is simple…"a comprehensive network of professionals with quality products dedicated to offering real solutions to independent living challenges for the handicapped, severely disabled and those wishing to age in place". All AHIA members are Certified Environmental Access Consultants (CEACs), demonstrating their devotion to quality and professionalism.
Certified Environmental Access Consultants
The Certified Environmental Access Consultants (C.E.A.C.) certification was created to reduce the disparity in training and practice found among professionals who evaluate the environmental access needs of the aging-in-place and physically challenged, and to promote independence and empowerment among the physically challenged and elderly. The Certified Environmental Access Consultant credential was launched to answer the distinct need for formal education, validation and credibility in this rapidly exploding field. Professionals certified in independent living solutions and accessible home modifications gain valuable career enhancement that can be immediately applied to their professional careers.
National Association of Home Builders Aging-in-Place Specialist
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation was developed by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Remodelors™ Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB Seniors Housing Council. The CAPS designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to evaluating, designing, and completing home modifications for the aging-in-place. 
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NARI - Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) was created to train designers, remodelers, and other professionals working with the aging population to have expert knowledge, superior skills, and thorough understanding of Universal Design and to follow NARI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
NARI - Certified Remodelers (CRs) are professional remodelers who provide a full range of remodeling services. To become a CR, candidates must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.
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