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Dec 10, 2018

NKBA Develops Relationship with Living in Place Institute

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The NKBA has partnered with the Living in Place Institute (LIPI) to endorse the organization’s Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) certification program.

The partnership will make the CLIPP certification course available to NKBA professionals at a special discounted price of $949, down from $1,299. This comes as more and more individuals desire to live out their lives in their homes, requiring special attention to accessibility considerations. According to the NKBA, between now and 2036 10,000 people will celebrate their 65th birthday every day.

CLIPP certification, designed to make homes safe, comfortable, and accessible, is especially applicable to kitchens and baths, the two rooms where accidents are most likely to occur, according to industry studies.

“We are incredibly excited to have entered into this important partnership with the Living in Place Institute,” says Suzie Williford, NKBA’s executive vice president of industry relations and CSO. ”The NKBA is committed to providing the design profession with state-of-the-art training and education, resulting in beautifully designed homes that are functional, accessible, comfortable, and safe for everyone.”

The NKBA also endorses LIPI’s Goal 2028! Campaign, which challenges design, construction, and medical professionals to achieve 50 percent fewer falls in the home by the year 2028.


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