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APA Spring CE/LU Virtual Training

Friday, April 26, 2024

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

These courses were offered at the 2024 APA National Conference. Course credit may not be available for repeated courses. The schedule is subject to change.




8:00 - 10:00 a.m. 

APAC-BE #120 2 CEU, ACTCP 2 Elective, AIA/CES #APA 289 2 LU|HSW, ICC #37817 .20 CEU, TDLR 2 CE Self-Report

TAS Project Variances: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
presented by Marsha Godeaux, Program Specialist VI at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

This course will go over what an owner can do if accessibility requirements cannot be achieved. It will provide some interesting and common examples of variance requests TDLR has received and provide the necessary tools to assist owners with documentation requirements when submitting variance applications to TDLR.

10:00 - 10:15 a.m. 



10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
APAC-BE #121 2 CEU, AIA/CES #APA 290 2 LU|HSW, ICC #37816 .20 CEU, TDLR 2 CE Self-Report

Understanding TAS Law and Rules
presented by Marsha Godeaux, Program Specialist VI at Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation

How does Texas ensure accessibility in the state of Texas? This course will go over the differences between federal accessibility law requirements and state accessibility law requirements. Then it will follow up with an understanding how the Texas Administrative Code Chapter 68 works with those laws. Finally, it will provide clarifications about the latest updates to the Chapter 68 rules.

12:15 - 1:00 p.m. 



1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
APAC-BE #111 2 CEU, ACTCP 2 Elective, AIA/CES #APA 282 2 LU|HSW, ICC #37809 .20 CEU, TDLR 2 CE Self-Report

Third Rails: Real & Hypothetical Cases Open to Interpretation
presented by Jonathan White, Director of Design Consulting at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDEA Center)

This course will present the audience with several examples of how certain accessibility standards may be interpreted. The audience will be presented with real case studies from our work and hypothetical issues we have pondered, and they will be asked to offer their experience and opinions. Participants will leave the session with alternative viewpoints and be better equipped to assist their clients in understanding and interpreting the various accessibility requirements and how adversarial parties may respond.

3:00 - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 - 5:15 p.m.
APAC-BE #109 2 CEU, ACTCP 2 Elective, AIA/CES #APA 291 2 LU|HSW, ICC #37818 .20 CEU, TDLR 2 CE Self-Report

Areas of Assembly: To Compliance and Beyond
presented by Dr. Nanette Odell, Founder and CEO at Life Quest Training & Consulting, LLC

This course will explore the regulations under the 2010 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related to Areas of Assembly. We'll take an in-depth look at, not only the codes related to the various aspects of these spaces, but the impact that using the minimum standards have on the experience of guests. We'll discuss how going beyond the minimum standards can help reduce the risk of litigation. This is designed for those who work or plan to work in the space of venue design or remodeling.

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 throughout the year, which is open to APA members as well as the public. 

DISCLAIMER: APA makes no representation or warranty as to services provided by its members/specialists/professionals, including, but not limited to, any errors or omissions of such members/specialists/professionals in the performance of services offered by such members/specialists/professionals. APA does not give legal advice, and the opinions offered in training presentations are those of the author and not APA itself. 

The authors of the presentations herein are recognized experts in their fields and have agreed to offer their knowledge to the membership of APA to enrich their understanding of the subject matter. The information in these presentations is general in nature and strictly from the point of view of the presenter. It should not be construed as legal, design, or professional advice which can be relied upon by any individual, entity, or group. There is no representation or warranty that the information provided in the presentations, both visual and verbal, is without errors or omissions. The responsibility for final verification of accuracy lies with the viewer.

APA posts CE/LU credits on approved classes directly to APAC and AIA. Classes noted as self-reporting must be reported by the individual attending the course. ACTCP, ICC, and TDLR courses are self-reporting.


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.


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