Overview of Federal Access Laws & Regulations
By Paul Klein & Mark Wood
This course is an overview and history of Federal access laws and regulations. Including ANSI, the Civil Rights Act, Fair Housing Act, Architectural Barriers Act (ABA), Rehabilitation Act, Uniform Accessibilty Standards (UFAS), the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design. Program access as well as readily achievable barrier removal concepts discussed.
30 Day Access Period- You can take the course as many times as you like during your 30 day subscription period.
• Overview Of Federal Access Laws And Regulation
• ABA Division 1 - Application and Administration
• ABA Division 2 - Scoping
• Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
•Readily Achievable Barrier Removal
• ADA Division 1 - Application and Administration
• ADA Division 2 - Scoping
• ADA Division 4 - Accesible Routes
• ADA Division 5 - General Site and Building Elements
• ADA Division 6 - Plumbing Elements and Facilities
• ADA Division 7 - Communication Elements
Estimated Duration: 1.0 Hour
• Includes Video Course, Self Study & Required Code Research
CAB CE Units: 1.0
Senate Bill 1608 Signed Into Law In 2008 Requires That All California Architects Complete Coursework On Disabled Access Requirements And Provide Documentation From The Course Provider To The California Architects Board (CAB) If Requested As A Condition Of License Renewal. This Course Fulfills This Requirement And Is Worth 1.0 Hrs Of Continuing Education Units. A Certificate Of Completion Will Be Available At The End Of This Course As Well As The Course Provider Documentation For Those Architects Seeking License Renewal.
Certified Access Specialists
CASp's CE Units: 1.0
CASp Continuing Education Requirements
15 continuing education units (CEUs) are required to be completed by each CASp during each three-year certification period and prior to application of certification renewal. Continuing education requirements are as follows:
• A minimum of five CEUs must address regulatory updates to the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code. Credit may be attained by the following:
1. Coursework addressing regulatory updates to the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code. Attendance can be either in person or online. One CEU equals one hour of instructional time.
2. Active participation in the DSA-sponsored CASp discussion group addressing the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code. Attendance can be either in person or via teleconference. One CEU equals one hour of participation and only one CEU is granted per session.
3. Participation as a subject matter expert on CASp examination development for DSA. One CEU is granted per session/day.
• The balance of CEU credit may be obtained by one or both of the following:
1. Coursework that increases knowledge and understanding of federal accessibility regulations, standards, and guidelines. Attendance can be either in person or online. One CEU equals one hour of instructional time.
2. Equivalent activity credit in accordance with the following guidelines, including, but not limited to:
a) Participation in formal discussion groups with CASp's sponsored by the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) addressing the accessibility provisions of the California Building Code. One CEU is granted per session.
b) Instructing a course with technical content on the accessibility provisions of state and federal regulations, standards, and guidelines. A maximum of five CEUs will be granted per certification period and CEUs cannot exceed the credits given for the course.
c) Published authorship and research projects in accessibility-related content. A one-time credit of five CEUs will be credited, unless a published update has occurred in a subsequent certification period.
d) Volunteer involvement with groups that promote disability awareness. A credit of one CEU per hour of involvement will be granted, up to a maximum of five CEUs per certification renewal period. Volunteer involvement in a subsequent certification renewal period must be with a different disability awareness group in order to receive CEU credit.
Retention of CEU Completion Information
The CASp Program does not pre-approve providers of continuing education. It is the CASp’s responsibility to determine that a course meets the continuing education requirements according to the published criteria and to document and retain records of continuing education attendance. Not all providers of distance learning document registration and attendance; therefore, the CASp is required to request and retain proof of participation by official documentation of completion, by official acknowledgement of passing a formal examination which is graded at the end of the course, or by receipt of payment for the course and/or acknowledgement of attendance by the instructor. The CASp Program is the only arbiter of acceptance of CEUs for credit; therefore, it is advisable to obtain CEUs in addition to the minimum required, so that certification renewal is not placed in jeopardy.
Audit of CEU Completion
The CASp Program may audit the records of a CASp to verify the completion of the continuing education requirements. A CASp shall maintain records of completion of continuing education for three years from the date of certification renewal and shall make those records available to the CASp Program for auditing upon request. If audited, the CASp will be required to provide documentation of successful completion of continuing education which may include the course title and syllabi for coursework content, instructor's name and qualifications, date of completion, and course duration, including receipts or proof of payment, if applicable. The CASp Program will determine if the documentation submitted by the CASp is sufficient to demonstrate attendance and participation for continuing education credit.
A Certificate Of Completion Will Be Available At The End Of This Course As Well As The Course Provider Documentation For Those Architects Seeking License Renewal.
CalCasp Access Related Acronyms Abbreviations
ABA Division 1 Application and Administration
ABA Division 2 Scoping
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
ADA Division 1 Application and Administration
ADA Division 2 Scoping
ADA Division 4 Accessible Routes
ADA Division 5 General Site and Building Elements
ADAS Division 6 Plumbing Elements and Facilities
ADAS Division 7 Communication Elements
CAB Course Provider Form
Paul Klein, CBO, CASp
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