Overview

The Division of the State Architect offers a monthly CASp Code Discussion Group (CCDG) meeting for Certified Access Specialists (CASp), design professionals, and code enforcers to discuss various aspects of the California Building Code (CBC) and federal accessibility standards.

Sessions are held on the third Wednesday of every month, from 11:30 am to 12:40 pm. For CASps, one CBC-specific continuing education credit is offered for a minimum of one-hour attendance.

Join the discussion on Blackboard Collaborate web-conferencing system.

BLACKBOARD COLLABORATE INSTRUCTIONS

Blackboard Collaborate Instructions (PDF).

BLACKBOARD MEETING LINK

Use the following Blackboard Collaborate link to access CCDG webinars:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c54f6c2ae5b141eca4a0b8920d92f0fc

Request for real-time captioning or other special accommodations should be directed to Jessica Axtman at (916) 324-8911 or by email at jessica.axtman@dgs.ca.gov no later than 3 working days before the meeting date.

The Certified Access Specialist (CASp) is required to retain proof of participation by official documentation of completion. The CASp may audit the records during your certification renewal application process to verify the completion of Continuing Education Units (CEU) requirements.

CASp CODE DISCUSSION GROUP CEUs

The CCDG offers one FREE CEU for a minimum of one-hour participation within the scheduled meeting times. You will need to keep a record of the month and year of your attendance. Please include your CASp certification number in your login name if you plan to use your attendance for your CASp CEU.

ACCESSIBILITY ONLINE CEUs

Accessibility Online offers one FREE online CEU for CASp Certification Maintenance  Webinar Series provided by Great Lakes Americans with Disabilities Act Center.

  • May 7, 2020 Session – Using the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) Standards Series: Chapter 4: Accessible Routes.
  • For further information visit www.accessibilityonline.org/training.

FAIR HOUSING ACCESSIBILITY FIRST CEUs

Fair Housing Accessibility First offers a FREE live all-day Fair Housing Association (FHA) Policy training. Fair Housing Accessibility First encourages interested individuals to register for this live training event as it is expected to be offered online.

GUEST SPEAKERS

January 15 | John Wodatch
  • Session materials will be made available soon.
February 19 | Bill Botten
March 23 | Cris C. Vaughan, CASp, ADAC, PA, Attorney at Law
April 15 | Jim Terry, AIA, CASp of Evan Terry Associates
 May 20 | Scott Windley, Access Board Member
June 17 | N/A
  • No session scheduled for this month.
July 15 | Bill Hecker
  • TBD
August 19 | Susan Moe, Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance
  • TBD
September 16 | Susan Moe, Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance
  • TBD
October 21 | Susan Moe, Division of the State Architect, Access Compliance
  • TBD
November 18 | Marsha Mazz
  • TBD
December 16 | TBA
  • TBD

Additional Information