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Cerritos College ATTE Program

Stepping Thru Accessibility

Mandatory Continuing Education on Disabled Access Requirements for California Architects

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed Senate Bill (SB) 1608 (Chapter 549, Statutes of 2008) on September 29, 2008, requiring all California architects tocomplete mandatory continuing education courses on disabled access requirements as a condition of license renewal. The bill specifies that licensees complete fivehours of coursework on disability access requirements within the previous two years. The coursework on disability access requirements must include information andpractical guidance concerning the requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-336; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.), statelaws that govern access to public facilities, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to those laws. The coursework must also be presented by trainers oreducators with knowledge and background experience in disability access requirements.

Cerritos College has partnered with Stepping Thru Accessibility to offer courses that meet this requirement.

Janis Kent is a Certified Access Specialist (CASp) & a licensed Architect in the State of California. She has been the accessibility specialist for a nationally recognized architectural firm and has been involved in the world of Accessibility since the 1980's. In addition to managing a variety of architectural projects and providing professional training seminars in Accessibility, she has surveyed existing buildings for accessibility compliance, provided quality control for numerous surveys of existing facilities throughout the country; and has been responsible for compiling standard architectural details nationwide. In addition, she is the founding president of the Certified Access Specialist Institute (CASI) which has been developed to provide support to CASI members and set higher standards for accessibility reviews. She is also on the Cerritos College Architectural Advisory committee and serves on the Board of Directors for the Long Beach/South Bay Chapter of AIA.

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February 15 - 5 hours - Stepping Thru Accessible Routes
SUBJECTS COVERED

An overview of accessible routes, from the public way to site amenities, to parking spaces, to the entry, and thru the building to the exits including egress requirements from exit doors
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review walkways, path of travel, overhanging/protruding objects, and other parameters in relationship to accessibility
- Overview accessible route requirements and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 5hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

March 22 - 3 hours - Stepping Thru Accessible Doors & Gates
SUBJECTS COVERED
An overview of doors and gates, from clearances and specifications to automatic closing devices including current signage requirements
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review door clearances and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
- Overview door specification issues in relationship to accessibility
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 3 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

April 26 - 3 hours - Stepping Thru Parking & Passenger Drop-Offs
SUBJECTS COVERED
An overview of accessible parking, from parking counts, accessible spaces & access aisles, to passenger drop-offs including current signage requirements
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review parking, access aisle, and passenger drop off parameters in relationship to accessibility
- Overview parking lot requirements and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 3 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

May 17 - 5 hours - Stepping Thru Existing Buildings
SUBJECTS COVERED
An overview of existing buildings for ADA and CBC from Barrier Removal to Alteration requirements whether or not construction is scheduled
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review ADA requirements for existing buildings - Barrier Removal, Program Accommodation, & Safe Harbor
- Overview 2010 ADA & CBC Alteration & Modification requirements of existing buildings including historical buildings
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 5 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

June/July June 21- 3 hours - Stepping Thru Accessible Signage
SUBJECTS COVERED
An overview of signage types - what they are and where they go, and the various sign components rom visual characters, tactile characters, pictograms, and symbols
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review the different sign component requirements in relationship to accessibility
- Overview required sign types in general and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 3 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

August 16 - 3 hours - Stepping Thru Interior Elements
SUBJECTS COVERED
An overview of different elements in the interior world one should be aware of to create an accessible environment once you step thru the door
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review interior accessible routes, reach ranges, controls, queueing requirements and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
- Overview different interior elements from furniture, sinks, drinking fountains, vending machines, and phones, to restaurant & assembly seating
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 3 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

September 20 - 5 hours - Stepping Thru Commercial Restrooms
SUBJECTS COVERED

An overview of restroom design from toilets, lavatories, to typical restroom accessories including current signage requirements
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review restroom layouts in general and items that can trip you up into non-compliance
- Overview lavatories, toilet compartments, grab bars, urinals, accessories, and restroom signage in relationship to accessibility
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 5 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

October 18 - 3 hours - Stepping Thru Vertical Heights
SUBJECTS COVERED

An overview from zero curbs, curb cut ramps, pedestrian ramps, stairs, to elevators including current signage requirements
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review curbs, ramps, stairs and items that can trip you into non-compliance
- Overview stairs and elevators in relationship to accessibility
- Understand the differences between projects in California vs out of state requirements
- Gain 3 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

November/December November 15- 2.5 hours - Stepping Thru Interiors As We Age
SUBJECTS COVERED

An overview of design considerations which can easily be addressed now to not only allow us to age in place later but also have others visit us whether they have issues concerning
accessibility or aging
LEARNING OBJECTIVES
- Review design issues for implementation now regarding Aging In Place in the future
- Overview the different disabilities and how we can voluntarily accommodate for them
- Understand the different issues of Visitability that we can incorporate into our environment
- Gain 2.5 hours towards State requirements for Architectural license renewal for CA Civil Code

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