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Who administers the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP)?

The ADA Coordinator Training Program was developed at the University of Missouri and the Great Plains ADA Center. The program is coordinated and administered by the Great Plains ADA Center while policy and programming is overseen by the University of Missouri- College of Human and Environmental  Sciences, School of Architectural Studies . 

Why offer an ADA Coordinator Training Certification?

The ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program was developed in response to a need for both quality training on the Americans with Disabilities Act and a mechanism to verify completed training and depth of knowledge base on ADA issues. 
Individuals holding the ACTCP Certification can show employers they have the knowledge base necessary to be an effective ADA Coordinator. 

Is training provided by the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program?

The ACTCP, in conjunction with the Great Plains ADA Center offers varying options for training.

In person training:

The annual National ADA Symposium is the premier conference on the ADA and other related disability laws. This four-day conference provides sessions on all the Foundation topics as well as many specialized sessions that can be used for elective credit.You will have an opportunity to meet and network with many other ACTCP members as well as many of the Federal policy makers.

In addition, the ACTCP also offers multiple two-day conferences held each year providing members an opportunity to get several credits. These smaller conferences do not offer the variety of sessions that the National ADA Symposium does but members will still find that almost all of the Foundation credits as well as a few Electives can be gained in a more intimate setting at a more affordable cost.

 

Online Training:

The ACTCP does offer a few web courses through our Efront website. Currently the courses are Role of the ADA Coordinator and Effective Communication. In addition to our courses we encourage members to utilize web courses and webinars offered through the National Network of ADA Centers. There is a list of National Network online training content on our Conferences/Online Training page.

 

Participants may also use other outside sources of training, if the training is approved by the ACTCP, to complete their training credit requirements.

 

Who issues the Certification?

The Certification is issued by the University of Missouri- College of Human and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Studies .

Do you have to be an ADA Coordinator to participate in the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program?

No. The program is available to anyone who wishes to participate and meet the stated requirements. 

How were the requirements for the ACT Certification Program established? The requirements are based on surveys of ADA Coordinators, focus-group feedback, and input from the ACTCP Program Advisory Board. 

How can I make sure that my certification reflects the most current information available?

A hallmark of the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program is assurance that the training completed reflects the most current information available on ADA regulations and guidelines. The ACT Certification Program will provide timely updates on ADA regulations and guidelines, new ADA resources, and other pertinent information.

Is there a time limit on how long I can take to complete ADA Coordinator Certification Training Program?

Yes. Members must have completed all required credits within three years of registering for the ACTCP. Members that do not meet all of the requirements by the end of the three year period may ask for a one year extension and pay a $25 extension fee.

 

What costs are involved with this program?

The initial cost for registering for the certification program is $300. This gets you access to all the member services including some online training exclusive to ACTCP members. Costs after that will vary depending on how you acquire credit. Most of the online training provided by the ADA National network is free or with minimal costs. If you decide to attend one of our many conferences such as the National ADA Symposium, registration fees will apply and vary depending on the length of the conference. Conference fees normally range from $150- $800.  We strive to keep these fees as low as possible but it cost us a lot of money to put them on. 

There is no additional fee for the final online exam, the administration costs for this are covered by your initial $300. Once you have passed the exam your certification will be issued for three years, after that a $25 annual renewal fee will be assessed if you want to keep your certification current.

 

Are all of the Foundation credits available online?

No, not all of the Foundation credits are available online. We do have links to some web courses that cover Foundation credits but not all of them. Currently you can find web courses for Role of the ADA Coordinator, Title I (Employment) Guidelines, and Effective Communication. The other Foundation credits would need to be obtained either at one of the conferences we host, or through an outside source. If we are aware of any opportunities for foundation credit that may available through online webinars or other in-person trainings we will post them on the calendar.

  

How do I submit a training I attended for credit approval?

Members may upload confirmation of any training they have completed through their professional development page on their profile of the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program website. if needed, a  tutorial on how to upload training is located under the Favorites link on the profile menu.  

May I submit training I have completed prior to joining the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program?

Participants may submit training that has been completed from up to, but no more than twelve months prior to joining the certification program.

 

 

 

How are credits calculated?

Submissions of training that meet the criteria for the Foundation courses will be awarded three credits each. Submissions for Elective courses will be given credit based on actual classroom hours with a maximum of six credits per training.

 

Who is responsible for approval of courses and maintaining records of completed credits?

The ACT Certification Program is coordinated and administered by the Great Plains ADA Center. Policy decisions are made by an advisory board formed by the University of Missouri- College of Human and Environmental Sciences, School of Architectural Studies.

 

How do I contact the ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program?

ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program ATTN: Mike Edwards, ACT Certification Program Director 100 Corporate Lake Drive, Columbia, MO 65203 573-882-3617 (V/TTY) adacoordinator@missouri.edu  

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