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Continuing Education Members/guests meet the CE/LU requirements of numerous organizations by attending APA Training. APA is a registered provider with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR, #PVD312), Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR, #1521), American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES, #G583) and a preferred provider for the International Code Council (ICC, #1321). APA provides pre-verified ACTCP credits for the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP). We award an Accessibility Standards Completion Certificate, as well as APA-ADA Specialist, APA-ADA Assembly Specialist and APA-ADA Transient Lodging Specialist Designations, when all criteria are met.

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APA National Conference January 29-31, 2020 - now open for registration:
2020 APA Annual National Conference January 29 and APA Specialist Track (s) Option. - 1/29/2020

Why Hire an Accessibility Professional?

Complying with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and state-specific building accessibility codes and requirements can be a complex and challenging process. An APA professional can help you smoothly navigate through every phase of your new or remodel 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. 

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Be an Exhibitor or Sponsor: APA National Conference & Expo January 29-31, 2020
When you attend the APA National Conference as a exhibitor, you get exclusive face-to-face time with approximately 200 Accessibility Specialists and related professionals – those who regularly consult and collaborate with architects, builders, and others who help maintain accessibility in the built environment.  The national meeting not only provides you with a unique, in-person environment to discuss and promote your products and services, it offers a cost-effective way to raise your company’s profile through strategic name placement and public recognition. The 2020 Conference schedule Draft Conference Agenda and cost- 10-17-19

Exhibitor and Sponsor guidelines for the January 29 - 31, 2020 APA National Conference & Expo are available now.
VENDORS - 2020 APA Annual Conference - Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration/Payment - 1/28/2020

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Register Now for ADA Continuing Education*

APA is a group of Professionals dedicated to accessibility in all aspects of the physical experience in the built environment for persons with disabilities. APA offers related education on a regular basis during the year which is open to members, as well as the public. Attend in person or via webinar (when available). 

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APA is an approved provider with the American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES, #G583), Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR, Provider# 0007855 / license# PVD312 ), Texas Department of Licensing  and Regulation (TDLR, #1521) and a preferred provider for the International Code Council (ICC, #1321). APA provides pre-verified ACTCP credits for the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP). We provide courses of study and award an Accessibility Standards Basics completion, as well as Designations for APA-ADA Specialist, APA-ADA Assembly Specialist and APA-ADA Transient Lodging Specialist, when all criteria are met. Members/guests can meet the CE/LU requirements of numerous organizations by attending APA Training, and verifying with which organizations a course has been registered.

Member Spotlight

Douglas W. Darr

Douglas W. Darr and wife Teresa L. Darr, AIA founded ACCESSIBILITY CHECK in January of 1995. The firm's original focus was TDLR plan reviews and inspections checking for compliance with the Texas Accessibility Standards. From this foundation the firm now offers a variety of services centered on accessible design and compliance issues for TAS, ADA, and ABA Accessibility Guidelines, HUD Section 504, UFAS, ANSI A117.1, and Fair Housing. Visit our website as listed above. 

Doug is a licensed architect with over 30 years of experience. He is a registered accessibility specialist in the state of Texas and is certified by the International Code Council as an Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner. Doug is also a charter member in the Texas Registered Accessibility Specialist Association (TRASA) and continues to serve actively in that organization. Doug has served on the Executive Board, as President, Vice President, and Treasurer.

As design professionals we assume a great deal of responsibility for planning the physical environment and through design should be instrumental in making the man made environment accessible for all.

Notice to all APA Members!
When you go into the Membership Directory you will notice a whole new search tool! This is an exciting new Member Benefit for you.  This tool allows you and anyone wishing to Hire an Accessibility Professional to search many new fields.

BUT - you must update your Member Profile to provide an accurate picture of your services.  Go to the arrow beside your logged in name in the upper right hand corner of the APA webpage and click on "Profile".  Look for the heading marked "Website", click on" Interests", and check all the items that apply to your services.  Then do a few sample searches in the Membership Directory and see if your Profile comes up as you expect it would. 

Additionally, you will see we have a new feature called Member Spotlight on the home page. SEE ABOVE. Members will be randomly selected, however, in order to be selected you need to have a photo in you Profile and have an approximately 200 word Biography in your Profile.

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