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Continuing education

Upcoming APA Training Opportunities

Find out more about individual training on the 
APA Continuing Education page

APA Fall CE/LU Webinar

Friday, September 6, 2024

8:00 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. CT (half-day options available)

An Introduction to Universal Design
presented by Joshua Klyber
hosted by APA and the Rocky Mountain Chapter of APA

Wednesday, September 18, 2024, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CT
APAC-BE pending, ACTCP pending, AIA/CES #APA 307 1 LU|HSW,
ICC #41771 .10 CEU, TDLR self-report 


Moving into the Future

2025 APA National Conference

January 29 through Friday, January 31, 2025

APAC news

Apply to sit for the APAC-BE certification exam

Note: Submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance

Apply here

Thank you, Great Plains ADA Center!

Our collaboration between APAC and the Great Plains ADA Center was a success!

For the first time, the APAC-BE was offered at the National ADA Symposium.
This joint initiative signifies our commitment to advancing the professional growth and recognition of individuals within the accessibility industry. 

4 reasons to become an APAC-BE

  1. Gain professional credibility 
  2. Grow knowledge and skills
  3. Maintain competitive advantage
  4. Increase earning potential

Check our APA Certification Program page for information about eligibility, cost, and more.

APA Chapter news

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Texas Chapter

Chapter meetings:
More information coming soon

Watch your email for details
Chapter members are encouraged to bring a guest!

How can the Texas Chapter help you and your business?

Questions? Please contact Camille North. Contact

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Rocky Mountain Chapter

Roundtables and chapter meetings are held quarterly and are open to all RMC members 
Chapter members are encouraged to bring a guest!

More info

Zoom invitations for RMC roundtables and chapter meetings will be emailed to all chapter members. If you're an RMC member and haven't received your invite, please contact Camille North. Contact

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Member spotlight

Randy D Wallace, Jr

I have lived in Lubbock, TX, since 2001, and I have worked at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, a multi-campus Health Sciences Center/university, since October 2009. I am a Registered Accessibility Specialist in Texas, and my focus has specifically been on government-owned and leased facilities, academic facilities, and healthcare facilities. I have reviewed and been involved in accessibility issues at facilities throughout the entire state of Texas. 

Recent Articles
Latest news and articles of interest

Articles of interest

Socratic Attitude, by Charles Watt, September 2023 newsletter
Commentary on the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, by Charles Watt, March 2023 newsletter
Commentary on the Websites and Software Applications Accessibility Act, by Charles Watt, December 2022 newsletter
Sign language is about seeing the voices, rather than hearing themby Kimberly Paarlberg - September 2022 newsletter
Commentary on the Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights, by Charles Watt, September 2022 newsletter

Hire a professional

Complying with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), Texas Accessibility Standards (TAS), and other building accessibility codes and requirements can be a complex and challenging process. A registered accessibility specialist (RAS) or other APA professional can help you smoothly navigate through every phase of your project to achieve accessibility and avoid any costly headaches arising from noncompliance.

Whether it’s a public building or privately owned structure leased or occupied by government agencies, a place of public accommodation, or a commercial facility, an APA member can help with accessibility planning and compliance. 

Search our Hire an Accessibility Specialist for APA specialists.

Mentor program

Benefit from our Mentor Program as a mentor or a mentee.

Many look to fellow APA members for advice and guidance in the accessibility field. APA’s new mentorship program will further enrich our association’s membership base making our accessibility professionals more qualified leaders, in business and in life. It also strengthens the industry as a whole, by building leadership capabilities that profit the sector’s businesses and educational and government bodies. For new members, this is a great way to gain experience and insight into the profession, build networks, and access practical advice.

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About APA

The Accessibility Professionals Association (APA) provides a forum, resources, and continuing education to learn and share ideas about accessibility in the built environment. Our members include accessibility specialists, architects, interior designers, engineers, ADA coordinators, building officials, and others who work to make the world a more accessible place.

Continuing Education Credit* - Participants meet the CE/LU requirements of numerous organizations by attending APA Training. APA is an approved CE/LU provider for AIA/CES Provider (#G583), ICC Preferred Provider (#1321), and Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR, #PVD312). APA also provides preverified ACTCP credits on noted courses and has previously awarded an APA-ADA Specialist Designation, an APA-ADA Assembly Area Designation, and an Accessibility Standards completion certificate. APA partners with APAC (Accessibility Professionals Association Certification Program) to provide CE credits. Members/guests can meet the CE/LU requirements of numerous organizations, including the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, by attending APA Training and verifying with organizations when a course has been registered.