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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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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. 

Search our Find a Professional page for APA specialists. 



Register Now for Accessibility-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). 

APA Continuing Education & Training Credits* for AIA, ICC, TDLR, Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR), ACTCP and More

APA is a group of Professionals dedicated to accessibility in all aspects of the physical experience for persons with disabilities. Thus, APA offers related education on a regular basis during the year which is open to members, as well as the public.

Upcoming 2020 Trainings- Save the Dates

-Schertz Regional Training- March 27.
Update - Due to Coronavirus we are offering this course only via Webinar. Receive the same CE/LU credit (We cannot offer ICC credit via webinar)  Register now!
WEBINAR Registration- Schertz-San Antonio-APA Regional CE Webinars- 4-8 Hr Option - 3/27/2020

-Plano Regional Training- August 7.  In Person or via Webinar. Register now!

Plano APA Regional CE Training 4-8 Hr Option - 8/7/2020
WEBINAR Registration- Plano-APA Regional CE Webinars- 4-8 Hr Option - 8/7/2020

Florida- Doral (Miami)
June 26, 2020
Florida Accessibility in the Built Environment CE/LU Training- Classroom or Webinar- 4-8 Hr Option - 6/26/2020
Watch for announcement on fall CE Training in Orlando.


The next APA National Conference & Expo is January 27-29, 2021 at the Austin Marriott North Hotel in Round Rock, TX - near Austin



*Continuing Education -
 
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.

Jim Boyce Memorial Scholarship Applications due by March 31, 2020

Jim Boyce Scholarship

Member Spotlight



Mark J Hulme

California Architect - License #C32413 ------ Certified Access Specialist - #563

It has long fascinated me how many diverse career paths are available to the trained architect, yet so few grasp or create the opportunity to broaden our design scope and bring better products and services to a client. The opportunity to learn and grow is one I constantly seek.

As an Assistant Vice President in Marx|Okubo’s Pasadena office, I help manage the region's activities, staffing and projects, performing architectural consulting, sustainability reviews, property condition assessments, owner’s representation-related services and disabled accessibility reviews across California.

I conduct CASp and other disabled accessibility reviews of office, shopping center, and multifamily properties, and completed a certificate program on accessibility and universal design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in 2014.

Since 1995, I have been involved in diverse construction and architectural projects, including retail, office and interiors, as well as community college and K-12 educational facilities.

Prior to joining Marx|Okubo, I served as a project architect for a Los Angeles-based architectural firm, and worked on construction document preparation, project management, specifications writing, governmental plan processing, and construction administration.

Specialties:

• Project Management
• Construction Administration
• LEED Accredited Professional with the BD+C specialty
• Member of the American Institute of Architects
• Member of the Certified Access Specialist Institute
• Certified Access Specialist (CASp)
• APA-ADA Specialist
• APA-ADA Transient Lodging Specialist
 

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.