The CCDG is on hiatus for the remainder of 2021 and will return in 2022 with new content.
CASp Code Discussion Group
The CASp Code Discussion Group (CCDG) meets monthly for Certified Access Specialists, design professionals, and code enforcers to discuss various aspects of the California Building Code and federal accessibility standards.
The Division of the State Architect (DSA) offers a monthly webinar series featuring local and national accessibility specialists who provide presentations on relevant topics concerning access provisions of the California Building Code (CBC) and federal accessibility standards for Certified Access Specialists (CASp), design professionals, and code enforcers.
For CASps, one continuing education credit is offered for a minimum of one-hour attendance during the meeting time.
The CCDG is offered through registration with DSA Academy Learning Management System.
Schedule not released.
Participation in CCDG sessions is free; however, registration through your DSA Academy LMS account is required. To register online for an upcoming webinar, log into your DSA Academy account; go to the Course Catalog to browse available coursework; select and follow instructions to complete the registration process.
This account will also enable you to manage your classes including the ability to track your attendance by viewing your transcript, as certificates of attendance will not be offered. Per CASp Program regulations, it is the CASp’s responsibility to retain records of their continuing education attendance. You will also be emailed links for each session you have registered. To create an account go to the DSA Academy resource webpage.
Please read the information in the 2022 SESSIONS tab for information on meeting dates, speakers, topics, and for availability of presentation slides.
CONTINUING EDUCATION UNIT (CEU) CREDIT
One CEU is offered for participation for each CCDG to CASps which may be applied toward their CASp certification renewal. To obtain one CEU, a CASp must be in attendance for a minimum of one hour during the meeting time of 11:30 am to 12:40 pm.
Continuing education units for CCDG sessions are issued according to the coursework content: Regulatory updates to accessibility provisions of the CBC, designated as (CBC); and, federal accessibility regulations, standards, guidelines, and equivalent activities are designated as (FED). Each CCDG session will include the CEU designation of either (CBC) or (FED). When completing your CASp certification renewal application, list CCDG webinars with (CBC) designation under “California Building Code Continuing Education” and those with (FED) designation under “Federal Standards/Regulations Continuing Education and Equivalent Activity.”
Please refer to Section 136 Continuing Education in the CASp Program regulations for additional information.
PAST CCDG SESSIONS LIST
Jim Terry AIA, CASp & Bill Hecker, Architect, Accessibility Consulting
Bill Botten of the Access Board
Cris Vaughan, CASp, ADAC, PA, Attorney at Law
|April 21||(FED)||Janis Kent, FAIA
Stepping Thru – Vignette Series: Exceptions & Nuances in the ADA Standards & CBC
|June 16||(CBC)|| Stoyan Bumbalov, CASp
Part 2 Chapter 11A Housing Accessibility Important Details
|July 21||(CBC)|| Susan Moe, DSA Senior Architect, CASp
Rulemaking Activities by DSA for Chapter 11B and Why a CASp Should Care!
|August 18||(FED)||Jim Terry AIA, CASp, Evan Terry Associates
If You Turn the Building Upside Down
|January 15||(FED)||John L. Wodath | Then, Now the ACT|
|February 19||(FED)||Bill Botten | Play Areas & Swimming Pools|
Cris Vaughan | What You Need to Know About Readily Achievable, Technically Infeasible and Structurally Impracticable
|April 15||(FED)||Jim Terry | Applying Seven ADA Concepts, Plus Rules for Furniture and Equipment|
|May 20||(FED)||Scott Windley | Common Errors and Omissions|
|July 15||(FED)||Bill Hecker | LA Affordable Housing Accessibility Case: Top 5 Lessons Learned|
|August 19||(CBC)||Sue Moe | Amendments to 2019 CBC 11B – Part One|
|September 6||(CBC)||Sue Moe | Amendments to 2019 CBC 11B – Part Two|
|October 21||(FED)||Scott Windley | ADAS: Chapter 6 Plumbing Elements & Facilities|
|November 18||(CBC)||Stoyan Bumbalov | Chapter 11A Important Details – Part One|
|December 16||(FED)||Minh N. Vu | Debunking Common Myths Held By Business Owners about the ADA and Helping Them Get to Accessibility|
|January 15||(FED)||Cris Vaughan | Q&A|
|February 20||(CBC)||Sue Moe | 2019 11B Updates|
|March 20||(FED)||Mike Gibbens | Readily Achievable Barrier Removal|
|May 15||(FED)||Cris Vaughan | Readily Achievable Barrier Removal Standards & Alteration of Existing Facilities|
|June 19||(FED)||Scott Windley | ADAS|
|July 17||(FED)||DSA | CASp Resources – Where to Find It|
|August 21||(CBC)||Derek Shaw | Chapter 11B California Amendments & Public-Rights of Way|
|September 18||(CBC)||Sue Moe | 11B Amendments in the 2019 Triennial Edition of the CBC|
|November 20||(FED)||Jim Terry | Applying the ADA Concepts – Part One|
|December 18||(CBC)||Sue Moe | 2019 Intervening Rulemaking Cycle|
|January 17||(CBC)||DSA | General Accessibility Discussion|
|February 21||(CBC)||DSA | General Accessibility Discussion|
|March 21||(CBC)||DSA | Reserved Sections in 11B|
|April 18||(CBC)||DSA | Understanding Applicable Standards|
|May 16||(CBC)||DSA | Required Clearances in Toilet Facilities|
|June 20||(CBC)||DSA | 2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle|
|July 18||(CBC)||DSA | 2018 Triennial Code Adoption Cycle, continued|
|August 15||(CBC)||DSA | Q&A|
|September 19||(CBC)||DSA | 11B, Division 1: Application & Administration|
|October 17||(CBC)||DSA | Q&A|
|November 21||(FED)||Scott Windley | Q&A|
|December 19||(FED)||Jim Terry Kaylan Dunlap | Q&A|
CONTACT DSA Headquarters
Division of the State Architect
Sacramento, CA 95811
Reception (916) 445-8100
Fax (916) 445-3521