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Mandatory Continuing Education (MCE)
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In September 2008, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed SB 1608 into law. SB 1608 creates a mandatory continuing education (MCE) requirement on disability access for California architects as a condition of license renewal. The bill also requires licensees to provide documentation from the course provider to the California Architects Board (Board) with the renewal application.

How do I comply with this requirement?

Complete coursework on the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, state laws governing access to public facilities, and federal and state regulations adopted pursuant to those laws.

Fill out a Coursework Provider Documentation Form. Upon completion of an AIASF continuing education program, you will receive the required paperwork to submit with your renewal application to ease reporting.

Return the Coursework Provider Documentation Form along with your application to renew the license – the course provider does not turn in the form on your behalf.

View State Licensing MCE Requirements 
Visit the AIACC Continuing Education page


Upcoming MCE Events

2016 Accessibility Code Update, Privately Funded Housing + Universal Design Training (5 MCEs)
Friday, October 26, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Instructor: Gilda Puente-Peters, Principal, GPPA Architects
Location: AIASF, 130 Sutter Street, Suite 600

A Five Hour Accessibility Continuing Education Event: Complete all five hours of Mandatory Continuing Education required for your Architectural license renewal in one day.

  • Part I: 2.5 Hours: 9:00 - 11:30 am (2.5 HSW/MCEs)
    Recent 2016 CBC Code Changes, enforceable as of January 1, 2017 Universal Design Case Studies
    This seminar will provide a code update of the 2016 CBC code cycle changes, which will be enforced as of January 1, 2017.
    Universal Design presentation and illustration of its principles applied in creative case studies, of inclusive and inspirational facilities. The benefits of mainstreaming Universal Design are discussed. Understanding ergonomics and the impact of our design solutions on the functionality and improvement in the quality of life for people with a wide variety of abilities. The case studies include a large indoor/outdoor museum, Incheon International Airport, and the new San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind building and its innovative features to help persons with visual impairments.
  • Part II: 2.5 Hours: 12:30 - 3:00 pm (2.5 HSW/MCEs)
    Privately Funded Housing, Apartments, Condominiums, Swimming Pools Private Residence Adaptation Case Study
    This training session covers the accessibility requirements for Privately funded Housing Apartments, Condominiums, Swimming Pools. The Fair Housing Act Design Manual and California Housing Accessibility requirements contained in CBC Chapter 11A and its six divisions. The presentation includes photos, drawings and graphics that illustrate the different topics covered. The training will cover a case studies of a private residence that has been adapted to fit the needs of its owner, a person who uses a wheelchair.
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