California Architects

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2018 Edition, Issue 4


A Publication of the California Architects Board ■ Public Protection Through Examination, Licensure, and Regulation

Continuing Education (CE) Coursework Audits

Existing law (Business and Professions Code § 5600.05) requires licensees to complete five hours of coursework on disability access requirements every license renewal cycle. The coursework must include information and practical guidance concerning the requirements imposed by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 101–336; 42 USC Sec. 12101 et seq.), state laws that govern access to public facilities, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to those laws. Coursework must be presented by trainers or educators with knowledge and experience in disability access requirements.

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Licensees must retain their records documenting the completion of the required coursework for two years from the date of license renewal. The Board audits licensees to verify completion of the coursework requirements. A licensee must make their records available to the Board 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 will 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 to avoid a delay in the processing of their license renewal.

Information regarding the coursework reporting requirement is available on the Board’s website. Any questions regarding the requirement can be directed to the Board at (916) 574-7220.