Certified Professional DirectoryCongratulations 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), Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Levels I, II, and III, and Accessibile Document Specialist (ADS). 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. 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. Any individual who passes both the CPACC and the WAS exams will receive the designation of Certified Professional in Web Accessibility (CPWA).
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.
- 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
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