Full attendance and an assignment (case study)
Statement of Completion
The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) program helps improve the accessibility of the built environment.
RHFAC is a comprehensive rating system that measures the accessibility of buildings and sites and promotes increased access through the adoption of Universal Design principles. This program is the only one in Canada using a rating system to identify and certify accessible built environments based on a consistent methodology.
The RHFAC Accessibility Assessor training combines theory and hands-on practice to train individuals who are planning, designing, and constructing the built environment to understand accessibility from the perspective of people with disabilities, and measure the accessibility of their venues. Participants learn how to deliver consistent, professional site evaluations that determine the level of access for people with disabilities.
The successful completion of this course is the first step towards gaining the knowledge and skills required to deliver RHFAC ratings. In order to successfully acquire RHFAC Professional designation, you must:
• Pass this course. This requires 80% classroom attendance and successful completion of the course assignment (case study)
• Pass the RHFAC Professional Exam developed by RHF and facilitated by CSA Group. Note that this exam is not administered as part of this course.
For more information, visit www.rickhansen.com/rhfac.
Course code: HLTH 1115
Length: 48 hours
PrerequisitesA diploma of technology in architecture, engineering, urban planning, interior design or a related program; a Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade that is related to building construction; you are an engineer or are eligible for registration as an engineer; you are an architect or are eligible for registration as an architect; OR you have a minimum of five years of experience that is related to building construction.
Participants should possess a high level of proficiency with computer systems and programs, including MS Excel, as well as solid written and verbal communication skills.
* Fees are approximate and subject to change. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
† This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.