2017 Edition, Issue 1

Maintaining Coursework Records

Licensees must, as a condition of license renewal, complete five hours of coursework on disability access requirements within the previous two years and also certify to the Board they have completed the required coursework per Business and Professions Code section 5600.05.

Coursework on disability access requirements must include information and practical guidance concerning requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–336; 42 U.S.C. Sec. 12101 et seq.), state laws that govern access to public facilities, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to those laws. Additionally, the coursework must be presented by trainers or educators with knowledge and expertise in disability access requirements.

Licensees must retain records of completion of the coursework for two years from the date of license renewal and make them available to the Board for auditing upon request. The records must include:

  • Course title
  • Subjects covered
  • Name of the provider and trainer or educator
  • Date of completion
  • Number of hours completed
  • Statement about the trainer’s or educator’s knowledge and experience background

Submitting false or misleading information or failing to respond to the Board’s audit shall result in an administrative citation, which may include an administrative fine, or disciplinary action by the Board.

Licensees are encouraged to complete these requirements timely in order to avoid a delay in the processing of their license renewal. Those who fail to complete the required coursework cannot renew their license nor practice architecture until they have fulfilled these requirements.