Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments
IAAP is committed to deepening the recognition of professionals who have acquired the knowledge and skills to implement built environment accessibility standards, codes, legislation, and apply universal design principles to environments in which we live, work, and play. CPABE is now a credendial within the IAAP portfolio of offerings. While not a prerequisite, CPABE builds on IAAP’s foundational certification - "Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies" (CPACC) - and identifies successful applicants as associate, advanced, or expert level accessibility professionals.
Begun under Global Alliance of Accessible Technologies and Environments (GAATES), a non-profit organization which was based in Canada, this certification program transitioned in early 2019 to G3ict and its division of training and certification, IAAP. An international Subject Matter Expert taskforce has been formed to develop a specific Body of Knowledge and exams to streamline the application and evaluation processes in order to scale the program, allowing for greater global impact.
- You can learn more about the IAAP Built Environment Task Force on the CPABE Task Force webpage.
- You can learn more about the CPABE Expert Level Panel of subject matter experts on our CPABE Expert Panel webpage.
IAAP has compiled a list of resources and materials to help you prepare for the CPABE exams. Visit our Prepare for CPABE page to access all exam preparation resources.
The CPABE Certifications are valid for three years and can be renewed by earning 45 Continuing Accessibility Education Credits (CAECs).IAAP has pulled a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding the CPABE exams, application process, fees, and other inquiries. If you can not find the answer to your question on our CPABE FAQ page, Certification Guide, or our Prepare for CPABE page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1-678-426-7645 with any questions on the certification process.
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