Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments

About CPABE
CPABE Levels
Exam Content Outline
Pilot Exam - September 2020
Maintaining CPABE Certification
CPABE FAQ's
Meet the Expert Panel
CPABE Taskforce

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About the Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Credential

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.  The program identifies successful applicants as emerging, advanced, or expert level built environment 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 to G3ict and its division of training and certification, IAAP, early in 2019.  While the program currently continues following its established processes, an international IAAP taskforce has been formed to streamline and scale the program, allowing for greater global impact.  

The assembled Subject Matter Experts are working to develop a specific Body of Knowledge and exams to streamline the application and evaluation processes to scale the program. The CPABE program will become a micro-credential program building on IAAP’s foundational certification - "Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies" (CPACC). 

CPABE Frequently Asked Questions

IAAP has pulled a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding the CPABE exam, application process, fees, and other inquiries.  Visit our CPABE FAQ page.

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