Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Training BLDG 9294

Exam Preparation

Our Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification Training course puts you at the forefront of Canada’s growing accessibility movement. 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. This course is your first step towards qualifying to conduct ratings under the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) program.


Pass this course and then pass the RHFAC Professional Exam developed by the Rick Hansen Foundation (not administered as part of this course) to be eligible for the RHFAC professional designation.


You must

  • have a diploma or at least two years of completed post-secondary studies in architecture, engineering, urban planning, interior design, or a related program; or
  • have a Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade related to building construction; or
  • be an engineer (or eligible for registration as an engineer); or
  • be an architect (or eligible for registration as an architect); or
  • have a minimum of five years of construction experience; or
  • have an equivalent combination of lived experience and built environment knowledge.

Education and credentials awarded outside of Canada will be considered. Do you feel strongly that you would be a good candidate but do not meet the above requirements? Contact training@rickhansen.com as they will be pleased to discuss your options.


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.

Additional Information

Attendance/Assignment Requirements:

You must attend at least 80% of the scheduled classes and complete the course assignment (case study) to be eligible to pass this course.

Course Essentials:

You must have a laptop and a measuring tape as well as a cell phone or camera to take pictures.

Financial Assistance:

Grant funding to cover the cost of this course is available. To be eligible, you must be an Ontario resident or identify as an individual with a disability. Find out more at the Rick Hansen Foundation's Tuition Grants for Accessibility Education web page.

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