Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Program

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The RHFAC Training course is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills needed to rate a building’s overall accessibility. This course is aimed at architects, architectural technologists or technicians, general contractors, engineers, engineering technologists or technicians, urban planners, or those passionate about accessibility within the building environment.

In the course you will learn:

  • the impact social and physical environments have on people with disabilities;
  • legislation, regulations, and standards needed to be considered when planning and executing a rating;
  • Universal Design principles and standards needed to be considered when planning and executing a rating;
  • how to interpret and navigate construction drawings;
  • how to communicate rating findings to clients;
  • how to prepare a recommendation report that reflects the compliance and gaps related to relevant human rights and accessibility legislation, regulations, and Universal Design standards.

The RHF is offering grants for all residents of British Colombia and Ontario, as well as people with disabilities across Canada.

If you intend to apply for a tuition grant, you must apply for funding first, at least two weeks before the start date of your intended course.


Continuing Education Units are available from course completion!

Click here to see the course prerequisites and upcoming courses.

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