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Presented by:
Stoyan Bumbalov, CASp

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 in California
History – New Horizons – Chapter 11A
California laws, standards and regulations related to accessible design
How to apply different accessibility standards to the same project

FHA vs. California Housing Accessibility – Scope, Application and Conflicts
Covered buildings
Housing covered by Chapter 11A and Chapter 11B – differences
Housing covered by FHA and Chapter 11A – 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
Requirements in Chapter 11A:
• Division II – Exterior Facilities
• Division III – Building Features
• Section 1126A – Doors

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
Requirements in Chapter 11A:
• Division III – Building Features
• Section 1109A – Parking Facilities
• Section 1127A – Common Use Facilities

Usable Doors – Requirement 3
Usable doors vs. accessible doors
Primary entry doors, secondary exterior doors, Interior doors, and closet doors
Requirements in Chapter 11A: Section 1132A – Doors

Accessible Route Into and Through the Covered Unit – Requirement 4
Accessible route width
Changes in level; lofts and sunken areas
Requirements in Chapter 11A:
• Division IV – Dwelling Units
• Sections 1130A, 1131A, 1132A

Light Switches, Electrical Outlets, Thermostats, and Other Environmental Controls
in Accessible Locations – Requirement 5
Electrical outlets and controls; HVAC controls; reach ranges
Requirements in Chapter 11A:
• Section 1136A – Electrical receptacle, switch and control heights
• Section 1138A.3 – Reach ranges

Reinforced Walls for Grab Bars – Requirement 6
Locations for grab bars and grab bar reinforcement; floor-mounted grab bars
Requirements in Chapter 11A: Section 1134A – Bathing and Toilet Facilities

Usable Kitchens and Bathrooms – Requirement 7
Usable kitchens
• Clear width
• Clear floor space at fixtures and appliances
• Requirements in Chapter 11A: Section 1133A
Usable bathrooms
• One vs. two bathroom specifications
• Maneuvering space in bathrooms and clear floor spaces for plumbing fixtures
• Requirements in Chapter 11A: Section 1134A


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Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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Architects  (AIA credits only available for attending live Webinar)
5.0 California

Accessibility Hours

Professional Engineers
7.0 PDHs
(Continuing education not
mandatory in California)

Interior Designers
.7 CEUs

International Code Council
.7 CEUs (Accessibility)

Certified Planners
CM | 7.0

Non-Credit Continuing Ed.


Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and offers 5.0 California accessibility hours to architects. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in California.

This webinar is approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System for 7.0 HSW Learning Units (Sponsor No. J885). Only full attendance is reportable to the AIA/CES.

This course offers 7.0 non-credit continuing education hours to professional engineers in California. Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this webinar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

This webinar offers California certified interior designers .7 CEUs (7.0 hours) of continuing education credit. The California Council for Interior Design Certification accepts courses related to interior design that have been approved by the AIA/CES.

The International Code Council has approved this activity for .7 CEUs in the specialty area of Accessibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved CM Provider with the American Planning Association. This course is registered for CM | 7.0 for Certified Planners.

This course also offers a non-credit continuing education opportunity to construction contractors. Credit approval is not being sought in any state with a contractor continuing education requirement.

Completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete this event, respond to prompts, and earn a passing score (80%) on the quiz that follows the presentation (multiple attempts allowed).


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 in California

Delivery Method: Live Online

Course Description: This seven-hour course thoroughly examines California’s accessibility requirements in the Air Housing Act.

Learning Objectives:

Learning Objective 1:
Learners will be able to comply with California Fair Housing Act (FHA) accessibility requirements for building entrances and routes to entrances

Learning Objective 2:
Learners will be able to comply with California FHA requirements for usable public and common areas, including covered public and common use areas, parking, lobbies, recreational areas, bathrooms, showers, and kitchens.

Learning Objective 3:
Learners will be able to comply with California FHA requirements for usable doors, including primary, secondary, interior and closet doors

Learning Objective 4:
Learners will be able to comply with California FHA requirements for light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations.

Learning Objective 5:
Learners will be able to comply with California FHA requirements for reinforced grab bars, usable kitchens and usable bathrooms.

LUs: 7                                                                                              LU Type: LU|HSWs.

Prerequisites: Experience with design, construction, and code compliance

Advance Preparation: None

Program Level: Intermediate

Course Expiration Date: 01/16/2023

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