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 is proud to partner with The American Institute of Architects, Long Beach|South Bay Chapter to offer continuing education at Cerrtios College!

Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, over 77,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners express their commitment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

The Long Beach|South Bay Chapter was established as a California 501(c)6 on August 11, 1966.

To register for courses that are held at Cerritos College, please vist: http://www.aialb-sb.org/events