Certified Professional Directory

Congratulations to all certificants who have successfully earned the credential of Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC), Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS), Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA), or Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Levels I, II, and III.

CPACC Certificants

The IAAP Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) credential is IAAP's foundational certification, representing broad, cross-disciplinary conceptual knowledge about 1) disabilities, 2) accessibility and universal design, and 3) accessibility-related standards, laws, and management strategies.

WAS Certificants

The IAAP Web Accessibility Specialist (WAS) credential is a technical level exam for an individual with at least an intermediate level of detailed technical knowledge about the WCAG guidelines and other related web accessibility topics. This exam is not intended for beginners or those without regular hands-on experience in writing, remediating, or identifying accessibility issues in code.

CPWA Certificants

Any individual who passes both the CPACC and the WAS exams will receive the designation of Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA).
 

CPABE Certificants

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.

CPABE - Level I Associate Certificants

  • Have a variety of work experience in the assessment/audit field 
  • Have limited building specialization 
  • Make accessibility recommendations within the built environment regarding the needs of at least one (1) type of disability

Able to: 

  • Conduct accessibility assessments/audits of buildings and/or drawing reviews and issue general comments and basic recommendations to enhance the built environment to better meet the needs of a specific disability

CPABE - Level II Advanced Certificants

  • Work in a wide variety of assessments, reporting, and providing accessibility recommendations. 
  • Have experience in more than one building type, with or without specialization, and is able to consider the needs of a wide range of abilities and at least two (2) types of disability. 

Able to: 

  • Conduct accessibility assessments of buildings and drawing reviews in order to issue recommendations using a Universal Design approach. 
  • Participate in new or retrofit/existing building projects. 
  • Contribute to projects involving some or all of the following: 
    • Egress requirements for persons with disabilities 
    • Detailed drawing development providing technical data and specifications regarding accessibility codes/standards
    • Accessible design of public spaces associated with a site 
    • Wayfinding, lightning, or acoustic requirements 
  • Additional Experience participating in standards development and/or design guidelines would be considered an asset 

CPABE - Level III Expert Certificants

Expected to: 

  • Work in all areas of design, assessment, policy development, and training
  • Have experience in a wide range of building types, with or without specialization and is able to consider the whole range of human functioning to assess the needs of the majority of abilities and types of disabilities

Able to: 

  • Conduct accessibility assessments of buildings and complex drawing reviews issuing comprehensive recommendations, referencing technical specifications, using a Universal Design approach
  • Participate in interdisciplinary work with complex interactions between design teams, public and private partnerships, in major facilities 
  • Contribute to Projects involving some or all of the following: 
    • Egress requirements for persons with disabilities 
    • Detailed drawing development providing technical data and specifications regarding accessibility codes/standards
    • Accessible design of public spaces associated with a site 
    • Transportation buildings 
    • Wayfinding, lightning, or acoustic requirements 
    • Standards development 

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