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Instruction Curriculums and Webinars

2023 Self-Paced Training Materials

Each of these trainings consists of webcast of the curriculum (with or without ASL), a participant workbook, and a final quiz. Certificates of passing are automatically emailed to participants who achieve a score of 80% or higher.

  • The Fair Housing Act’s Accessibility Requirements
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on the Fair Housing Act’s Accessibility Requirements and announcing training curriculums being offered in 2023.

  • The Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview Part 1
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on The Design and Construction Requirements of the FHA: Technical Overview Part 1. This curriculum provides an in-depth overview of the technical standards and specifications that meet the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

  • The Design and Construction Requirements of the Fair Housing Act: Technical Overview Part 2
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on The Design and Construction Requirements of the FHA: Technical Overview Part 2. This curriculum provides an in-depth overview of the technical standards and specifications that meet the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

  • Requirement 1: Accessible Building Entrance on an Accessible Route
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on training learners on the Fair Housing Act's requirement 1: accessible building entrance on an accessible route. Participants will become familiar with the design specifications, requirements, and restrictions for providing an accessible route to an accessible building entrance.

  • Requirement 2: Accessible Public and Common-Use Areas
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on accessible public and common-use areas under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Participants will gain insight into the technical specifications for accessible public and common-use areas and strategies for creating them. They will also strengthen their knowledge of providing an accessible route to the various public and common-use areas covered under the Fair Housing Act.

  • Requirement 3: Usable Doors
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on the Fair Housing Act Requirement 3: Usable Doors. This curriculum provides an in-depth overview of the technical specifications for usable doors under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Participants will become familiar with the design specifications.

  • Requirement 4: Accessible Route Into and Through the Dwelling Unit
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on accessible public and common-use areas under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Participants will gain insight into the technical specifications for accessible public and common-use areas and strategies for creating them. They will also strengthen their knowledge of providing an accessible route to the various public and common-use areas covered under the Fair Housing Act.

  • Requirement 5: Controls in Accessible Locations
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on the Fair Housing Act Requirement 5: Controls in Accessible Locations. This curriculum provides an in-depth overview of the technical specifications for light switches, electrical outlets, thermostats, and other environmental controls in accessible locations under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

  • Requirement 6: Reinforced Walls for Grab Bars
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on the Fair Housing Act’s Accessibility Requirement 6: reinforced walls for grab bars. This curriculum provides an in-depth overview of the technical specifications for reinforced walls for grab bars under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act.

  • Requirement 7: Kitchens
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on the Fair Housing Act’s Accessibility Requirement 7 for kitchens and commonly asked questions.

  • Requirement 7: Bathrooms
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum provides an in depth synopsis of the technical specifications for bathrooms under the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act. Participants will become familiar with the design specifications and learn useful strategies for creating appealing compliant bathrooms.

  • Accessible Areas: Parking
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum presents a thorough review of the accessibility requirements of the Fair Housing Act related to Accessible Parking. Participants will gain insight into the technical specifications for accessible parking and strengthen their knowledge of how to provide parking as part of an accessible route under the Fair Housing Act.

  • Fair Housing Act: Reasonable Modifications and Reasonable Accommodations
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on providing training for learners on the Fair Housing Act's requirements that housing providers make accommodations to usual procedures and services and permit reasonable structural modifications to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

  • Safe Harbors Overview & The Fair Housing Act Design Manual
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on the technical guidance and protections provided by HUD-approved Safe Harbors and the Fair Housing Act Design Manual.

  • Fair Housing Act: Common Violations and Solutions
    This Fair Housing Accessibility First training curriculum focuses on common violations of the Fair Housing Act and possible solutions. This curriculum examines the most common design and construction violations of the Fair Housing Act and offers appropriate remedies for correcting these problems. Participants will be provided with practical and feasible solutions to the most common mistakes that can be made during design and construction.


Older Training Materials

These Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST instruction curriculums were developed by a team of architects and other Fair Housing Act accessibility experts to provide critical information on various Fair Housing Act accessibility related subject matters.

There are 11 curriculums & 4 webinars in the instruction curriculum. These may be presented individually or in any combination. Click on the curriculum/webinar below for a detailed description.

Curriculums

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Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST has been contracted by HUD to provide information, materials, and technical assistance to all relevant stakeholders about the accessibility design and construction requirements of the Fair Housing Act as amended in 1988. However, Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST is not responsible for enforcement of the Fair Housing Act. The information, materials, and technical assistance are intended solely as informal guidance and are neither a determination of legal responsibilities under the Fair Housing Act nor binding on any agency with enforcement responsibility under the Fair Housing Act.