Course Description

When: Thursday, August 17th, 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Location: Online (Zoom)

CEUs: CE Units 2.0 Hrs (certificate of completion)

Instructor: Paul Klein

Format: Live Instruction with Plan Review Exercises and Q&A

Video Replay: Available for those who register before August 17th, 2023.

Description: Learn how to perform better and more accurate accessibility plan reviews. This course is designed for professionals responsible or involved with reviewing plans for conformance with accessibility regulations, codes, and standards. 

In this course, we will cover the basics of plan reading, scoping, and how to identify violations of both State and Federal Access requirements on a set of plans. 

We have three potential project types that we will be going through, including plan review exercises.

  • Office Tenant Improvement
  • Medical Office Tenant Improvement
  • New Retail Building 

Benefits to you for attending:

  • How to perform more accurate accessibility plan reviews
  • Understanding accessibility plan review
  • Application of state and federal accessibility provisions
  • Plan review reading and exercises 
  • When and how to apply state and federal requirements confidently
  • CEUs for Architects, Inspectors & Certified Access Specialists (CASp)

Learning Objectives:

  • Improved plan reading
  • Scoping and Applicable Codes
  • Identification of Altered Areas
  • Identification of Primary Functional Areas
  • Reviewing Path of Travel & Accessible Routes for Conformance
  • Reviewing Parking for Conformance
  • Reviewing Restrooms for Conformance
  • Reviewing Doors for Conformance
  • Reviewing Other Accessible Elements for Conformance

Who It's For:

  • ADA Coordinators
  • Accessibility Specialists
  • Architects
  • CASp's
  • Code Officials
  • Contractors
  • Designers
  • Developers
  • Engineers
  • Facility Managers
  • Inspectors
  • Plans Examiners
  • Other professionals who work with accessibility in the built environment

If you have any questions or concerns, please email them to: [email protected]

Course curriculum

  • 1

    ADA/CASp Plan Review

    • Zoom Link For August 17th 2023

    • Access Related Acronyms & Abbreviations

    • ADA/CASp Plan Review (Live) Slides 👇

    • Office Tenant Improvement Plans & Exercise

    • Medical Office Tenant Improvement Plans & Exercise

    • New Retail Building Plans & Exercise

    • August 17th 2023 REPLAY: 🎥:


Paul Klein, CBO, CASp

Paul is co-owner and principle with California Certified Accessibility Specialists, Inc. Paul has worked for several jurisdictions in the greater Sacramento area over the last 2 decades as a Building Inspector, Senior Plans Examiner, Assistant Building Official and Chief Building Official. Paul previously served on the California Association of Building Officials (CALBO) Access Committee. From 2001 to 2005 he was a Plan Review instructor for the California Association of Building Officials (CALBO). Paul is currently an instructor for the, Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO), and the American Institute of Architects Central Valley (AIA). He is a Past President for the Sacramento Valley Association of Building Officials (SVABO). Paul is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) by the California Division of State Architect (DSA), is certified by the International Code Council (ICC) as an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner and holds certifications from a variety of organizations such as ICC, IAPMO and NFPA. He is a member of The National Association of Accessibility Consultants (NAAC).