Our Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Training course puts you at the forefront of Canada’s growing accessibility movement. This course is your first step towards qualifying to conduct ratings under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program.
Using a comprehensive national rating system, RHFAC methodology measures meaningful accessibility in the built environment for those with vision, hearing and mobility disabilities. With a combination of theory and hands-on practice, this course helps people who plan, design, and construct the built environment understand accessibility from a broader experience of disability. Focus on the challenges and barriers people with disabilities encounter and how a site can be adapted to make it more inclusive and welcoming for all members of society. Get an introduction to Universal Design principles as well as current legislation and standards. Finish with a comprehensive overview of the influential role that RHFAC professionals play in any building project that involves design and construction.
Complete this RHFAC training to be eligible to write the online exam (administered by CSA Group) and become a designated RHFAC professional.
Course Delivery Method:
This is normally an in-class course but will be offered temporarily online via Blackboard Learn while college buildings are closed. There will be mandatory two-hour meetings twice a week (at the days and times shown) and an optional virtual question-and-answer period each Friday between 10 a.m. and noon (12 p.m.).
You must attend at least 80% of the scheduled classes and complete the course assignment (case study) to be eligible to pass this course.
You must have a laptop and a measuring tape as well as a cell phone or camera to take pictures.
You must have a diploma of technology in architecture, engineering, urban planning, interior design or a related program; or you must have a Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade related to building construction; or you must be an engineer or be eligible for registration as an engineer; or you must be an architect or be eligible for registration as an architect; or you must have a minimum of five years of experience related to accessibility in the built environment.
You will have the most success in this course if you already have a high level of proficiency with computer systems and programs (including Microsoft Excel) as well as solid written and verbal communication skills.
Disclaimer: In order to acquire the RHFAC professional designation, you must pass this course and pass the RHFAC Professional Exam developed by the Rick Hansen Foundation and facilitated by CSA Group. The exam is not administered as part of this course.
Hours and Fees
There will be an optional virtual question-and-answer period each Friday between 10 a.m. and noon (12 p.m.).