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Monday, February 26, 2024
8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST


Presented by: Stoyan Bumbalov

Fair Housing Act

  • Federal laws, standards and regulations related to accessible design
  • Fair Housing Act overview
  • Safe Harbors; ANSI A117.1
  • FHA Guidelines and FHA Design Manual; HUD&DOJ Joint Statements              

Housing Accessibility

  • History
  • State laws, standards and regulations related to accessible design
  • How to apply different accessibility standards to the same project

FHA vs. Housing Accessibility – Scope, Application and Conflicts

  • Covered buildings
  • Housing covered by FHA and state standards – differences
  • Multistory dwelling units; carriage units; ground floor above grade special provisions

Accessible Building Entrance on an Accessible Route – Requirement 1

  • Building sites and Accessible exterior routes
  • Accessible entrances

Accessible and Usable Public and Common Use Areas – Requirement 2

  • Covered public and common use areas
  • Accessible parking
  • Interior common use areas: lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms, showers and kitchens

Usable Doors – Requirement 3

  • Usable doors vs. accessible doors
  • Primary entry doors, secondary exterior doors, Interior doors, and closet doors

Accessible Route Into and Through the Covered Unit – Requirement 4

  • Accessible route width
  • Changes in level
  • Lofts and sunken areas

Light Switches, Electrical Outlets, Thermostats, and Other Environmental Controls in Accessible Locations – Requirement 5

  • Electrical outlets and controls
  • HVAC controls
  • Reach ranges

Reinforced Walls for Grab Bars – Requirement 6

  • Locations for grab bars and grab bar reinforcement
  • Floor-mounted grab bars
  • Fold-down grab bars

Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms – Requirement 7

  • Usable kitchens
    • Clear width
    • Clear floor space at fixtures and appliances
  • Usable bathrooms
    • One vs. two bathroom specifications
    • Maneuvering space in bathrooms and clear floor spaces for plumbing fixtures


Webinar Instructions

All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion can be downloaded in PDF form upon passing a short quiz. A link to the quiz will be sent to each qualifying attendee immediately after the webinar. The certificate can be downloaded from the Results page of the quiz upon scoring 80% or higher.

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Professional Engineers:
7.0 PDHs

7.0 HSW CE Hours

International Code Council:
.7 CEUs (Accessibility)

Interior Designers:
7.0 HSW CE Hours*

*See Credit Information section for more details


Continuing Education Credit Information

This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 7.0 PDHs for professional engineers and 7.0 HSW continuing education hours for licensed architects in all states that allow this learning method. Please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This webinar may offer up to 7.0 HSW continuing education hours to interior designers in some states. HalfMoon Education has not applied for interior design continuing education approval in states requiring such.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider License No: CEA362), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and architects via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69.6(i)(2)). Other states do not preapprove continuing education providers or courses.

The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System has approved this course for 7.0 HSW LUs (Sponsor No. J885). Only full participation is reportable to the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this event for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility (Preferred Provider No. 1232).

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the webinar for those who attend the entire course and score a minimum 80% on the quiz that follows the course (multiple attempts allowed).

On-Demand Credits

The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate. The following pre-approvals may be available for the on-demand format upon request:

7.0 HSW LUs (AIA)


Stoyan Bumbalov, CASp

Stoyan Bumbalov Consulting 

Mr. Bumbalov joined the California Housing and Community Development’s State Housing Law (SHL) Program in 2010 and was part of the team responsible for the development and adoption of the California building codes related to residential buildings and structures. He acted as a subject matter expert in projects associated with the California Building Standards Code development and other rulemaking activities, and was the SHL Program manager for two years.

Mr. Bumbalov has 16 years of experience in developing, interpreting, and enforcing building standards in California and in Europe. For more than nine years he has spent a substantial amount of time with the development and modification of the California Residential Code, California Building Code (CBC), CALGreen, California Electrical Code, California Plumbing Code (CPC), California Mechanical Code, and many emergency regulations. His specialty and favorite topic for discussion for many years is housing accessibility. Since 2010, Mr. Bumbalov has spent a substantial amount of time with the modifications of Chapter 11A; he was the “go to” person for all interpretations pertaining to issues with housing accessibility. His daily duties also included technical expertise and interpretations on issues related to housing construction. Prior to his state service, Mr. Bumbalov was a building inspector and plans examiner for a local jurisdiction. His private sector experience includes five years as a building inspector, plans examiner, internal control engineer, and a third-party consultant in a company based in Europe.

Mr. Bumbalov is a certified access specialist (CASp), and since leaving HCD in August 2019, he has run his own consulting business. He consults with design professionals and developers on accessibility issues for new developments and existing facilities. Mr. Bumbalov is also involved with code development and the development of CASp exams as a subject matter expert. He possesses seven International Code Council certificates including accessibility plans examiner. He has a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

AIA Info

AIA Provider Statement:

HalfMoon Education Inc. is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number J885. All registered AIA/CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider of learning program may be sent to AIA/CES ( or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).

This learning program is registered with AIA/CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.

AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA/CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA/CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.

Course Title: Complying with Fair Housing Act Accessibility Requirements

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course focuses on compliance with the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act (FHA). The course will review and discuss the legislation and applicable accessibility standards before analyzing and explaining accessible design for building entrances, interior and exterior routes, common areas, environmental controls, kitchens, bathrooms, grab bars and more.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with FHA requirements related to accessible exterior routes and accessible building entrances.

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to identify public and common use areas and review accessible designs for lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms, showers and kitchens.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to determine accessible locations, based on reach ranges, for environmental controls such as light switches, electrical outlets and thermostats.

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with FHA requirements covering clear widths in kitchens and the clear floor space at fixtures and appliances.

LUs: 7.0                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Familiarity with code compliance concepts

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 11/28/2026

Complaint Resolution Policy:

Complaints regarding this course can be emailed to or by calling (715) 835-5900. A HalfMoon Education representative will respond within 72 hours to resolve the complaint, which will include, but not limited to, access to another CE activity at no or reduced cost or a full or partial refund. Each instance will be resolved on a case-by-case situation.