Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:15 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:15 – 1:15 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:15 – 4:30 pm

Complying with Federal Accessibility Requirements

   History of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Standards

   Entities and facilities that are covered

   Scoping requirements

   Readily-achievable barrier removal


   New construction

   Safe harbors

   Relationship between ADA federal requirements,
     state requirements, and building codes

Applying the ADA Standards – Technical Standards

   Path of travel

   Accessible parking

   Exterior accessible routes

   Ramps and stairways

   Entrances and doors

   Interior accessible routes

   Accessible toilet facilities


   Drinking fountains

   Signage standards

   Accessible kitchen facilities

   Assembly areas

   Assistive listening systems

   Recreational facilities


     6.5 HSW PDHs
     6.5 AIA HSW Learning Units

Landscape Architects
     6.5 HSW PDHs
     6.5 LA CES HSW PDHs

Professional Engineers
     6.5 CE Hours

International Code Council
     6.5 Contact Hours

     Voluntary Ed. Opportunity

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 6.5 HSW continuing education hours to Washington architects and landscape architects. It also offers 6.5 hours continuing education opportunity to Washington professional engineers (not required for license renewal). Courses and course providers are not preapproved in Washington.

This seminar approved by the American Institute of Architects for 6.5 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885) and the Landscape Architect Continuing Education System for 6.5 HSW PDHs.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida and is deemed an approved sponsor in New York. HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Educator and course approval is not required in other states.

The International Code Council has approved this event for 6.5 contact hours (.65 CEUs) in the specialty area of Accessibility.

This seminar offers contractors a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity. It has not been approved by any state contractor licensing entity.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Jim Safranek

Safranek Group LLC, International Code Council Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner Registered Architect-States of Washington and TennesseeMr. Safranek is a registered architect and the principal of the Safranek Group LLC, a consulting firm that specializes in building code and accessibility consulting. The scope of the Safranek Group’s accessibility consulting includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and building codes, such as the International Building Code (IBC) and the California Building Code (CBC).
As an accessibility and building code expert, Mr. Safranek brings to projects over 28 years of practical experience as an architect. Throughout his career, he has focused on technical issues, primarily accessibility and building codes while also attaining a number of professional certifications in these two areas. Mr. Safranek has provided accessibility and building code consulting services nationally, including drawing reviews and surveys of properties for compliance with the accessibility requirements found in the ADA, FHA, and building codes.
Prior to founding the Safranek Group, Mr. Safranek was a senior accessibility consultant for Endelman and Associates of Seattle, Washington where during his 4 year tenure with the firm, he consulted on and surveyed over a hundred projects in 17 states for a variety of clients, including national residential developers, architects, public sector entities, and business owners.