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Course Description

RHFAC Training


One in five Canadians has a disability and with our aging population, the need for increased accessibility in our communities continues to grow. Be at the forefront of Canada's growing accessibility movement with Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training. Using a comprehensive national rating system, RHFAC measures meaningful accessibility from the perspective of those with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities, and promotes increased access through the adoption of Universal Design principles.  
 
This course teaches individuals how to use the RHFAC methodology to rate buildings on their level of meaningful access. Upon successful completion and passing the subsequent RHFAC Professional exam, individuals will obtain their RHFAC Professional designation, qualifying them to conduct RHFAC ratings.  
 
Course prerequisites as required by the Rick Hansen Foundation:


  • A diploma of technology in architecture, engineering, urban planning, interior design or a related program; or
  • A Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade related to building construction; or
  • You are an engineer or are eligible for registration as an engineer; or
  • You are an architect or are eligible for registration as an architect; or
  • A minimum of five years' experience related to accessibility in the built environment
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Section Title
RHFAC Training
Type
Lecture - Online Synchronous
Days
T, Th
Time
8:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 21, 2023 to Mar 30, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
48.0
Delivery Options
Virtual  
Course Fee(s)
Tuition Fee non-credit $1,309.00
Potential Discount(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Aug 26, 2022 to Feb 22, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 26, 2022 to Feb 22, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 23, 2023 to Mar 21, 2023
Section Notes

SAIT Prerequisites: 
There are no prerequisites for this course.

Prerequisites required by the Rick Hansen Foundation: 

  • A diploma of technology in architecture, engineering, urban planning, interior design or a related program; or 
  • A Journeyman Certificate of Qualification in a designated trade related to building construction; or 
  • You are an engineer or are eligible for registration as an engineer; or 
  • You are an architect or are eligible for registration as an architect; or 
  • A minimum of five years' experience related to accessibility in the built environment.

Materials to Bring to Class:

  • Supplies & Equipment (Student Responsibility)
  • Laptop or tablet equipped with/compatible with MS Excel. Students will be required to download the Rating Workbook and work with a copy on their own devices.
  • Mobile phone or camera for taking photos
  • Measuring tape
  • Optional: Ruler

Schedule: 
This course will be delivered virtually using MS Teams/Zoom & Brightspace/D2L. Sessions will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 21 February to 30 March from 8:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.

We encourage you to use your webcam and microphone to contribute to a more collaborative learning experience. 

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