Architects in California are required to complete five hours of coursework on disability access requirements every two years by their license renewal date in order to renew their Architects License. The disability access requirements must include information and practical guidance concerning the requirements set forth 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 course must be presented by trainers or educators with knowledge and experience in the disability access requirements.
Is it really that easy?
The answer is yes. Online courses that meet these requirements are fully accepted and the course doesn’t even have to include a test. As long as the course content covers the specific disability access requirements and is presented by an instructor with knowledge and expertise in that field, you are good to go. Here is a link to the fastest and most economical resource for completing a 5-Hour course that fulfills all requirements for California Architects.
Here is a helpful hint for those of you who are also members of the American Institute of Architects. For membership renewal, you must complete 18 hours of AIA Approved education. Be sure to save time and money by choosing a resource that includes the 5-hour disability access course required of California Architects.
Licensees who fail to complete the required architect continuing education coursework cannot renew their license to practice architecture until they have fulfilled these requirements. The Board conducts audits of complete coursework. If you are selected for an audit, you will be required to submit documentation confirming that you have fulfilled the requirement. If you signed the renewal application claiming to having completed the education, but are unable to submit confirming documentation, or if you submit false or misleading information, or fail to respond to the Board’s request, you will be subject to a citation that could include a fine or other disciplinary action. It’s not worth the risk – take the course and get your certificate of completion.
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