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 to complete mandatory continuing education courses on disabled access requirements as a condition of license renewal. The bill specifies that licensees complete five hours of coursework on disability access requirements within the previous two years. The coursework on disability access requirements must include information and practical 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.), state laws that govern access to public facilities, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to those laws. The coursework must also be presented by trainers or educators 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.
Stepping Thru Vertical Heights- Friday, March 18, 2010 1- 4PM
Stepping Thru Doors & Gates- Friday, April 15, 2010 1- 4PM
Stepping Thru Parking & Drop Offs- Friday, May 20, 2010 1- 4PM
Stepping Thru Accessible Routes- Friday, June 17, 2010 1 - 4PM
Stepping Thru Interior Elements- Friday, July 22, 2010 1 - 4PM
Stepping Thru Accessible Signage-Friday, August 19, 2010 1 - 3:30PM
Stepping Thru Commercial Restrooms- Friday September 23, 2010 1 - 4PM
For detailed information on each course please click on information flyer