CEDIA Expo Virtual Preview: Living in Place Institute Offers New HATS Certification

The Living in Place Institute’s CAPPS and HATS programs help integrators become experts on technology solutions for elderly or infirm.


The Living in Place Institute is an educational organization devoted solely to professionals in the industry. The role of the organization is to help integrators, designers, architects, contractors and others make their home projects safer, healthier and more comfortable. The organization does that through a series of educational programs.

Technology has risen to much more prominence in terms of allowing homeowners to stay in place after injuries or aging.

“Things like motion-sensing faucets are coming into play, let alone be able to control faucets by your voice,” says Louie Delaware, co-founder of LIPI. “There’s so many different ways that homes are changing based upon the need to make it more germ-free. Being able to turn on the faucet by just saying, ‘Turn on my faucet’ is really wonderful.

LIPI is known for its successful Certified Living in Place Professional (CLIPP) program that is a three-day training that goes on for about six hours each day. It is designed for medical professionals, designers, remodelers, home modification specialists, home inspectors, real estate agents, non-medical home care specialists, and integrators to learn how to create solutions for living in place.

New Living in Place Institute HATS Certification

At the CEDIA Expo Virtual, the institute is unveiling its new Home and Accessibility Trade Specialist (HATS) certification aimed at professionals who install designs and products. The HATS program is pre-recorded videos but are still engaging and interactive, according to Erik Listou, co-founder.

“This is a wonderful program. This will be a series of pre-recorded classes and the recordings will essentially be a PowerPoint presentation,” says Listou He says the program is unique because it will be peer-to-peer instruction from system integrators, electricians and medical professionals. The program will outline the specific terminology to use with clients and the medical aspects of living in place.

At CEDIA Expo Virtual, the Living In Place Institute is offering a $100 discount on the course, from its normal $299 to $199.

“In addition, if someone would like to become a full certified living in place professional just get ahold of us. We’d be happy to give you a very generous discount on that program to contact either Louie or myself,” adds Listou.

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Jason Knott
Jason Knott:

Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald's Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California.