About this course

This online engineering PDH course provides general guidance to assist State and local governments in understanding and complying with current Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require¬ments. The Department of Justice revised its regulations implementing the ADA in September 2010. The new rules clarify issues that arose over the previous 20 years and contain new requirements, including the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design (2010 Standards).

Persons protected under the ADA
Persons who have responsibilities under the ADA
General nondiscrimination requirements
Making the built environment accessible
Use of ADA coordinators, grievance procedures, and self-evaluation plans

Intended Audience: This course is intended for engineers employed by State or local governments.

Publication Source: This course is based on the U.S. Department of Justice document, “ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Government,” June, 2015.

1 hour
Certificate of completion
Beginner level
No prerequisites
No preparation required
1 year access


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Cadistics is an engineering content development company offering quality courseware in a wide variety of engineering disciplines. With a library of over 400 course titles available, topics include: civil, mechanical, environmental, powergen and renewables, structural, transportation, geotechnical and earth sciences, biological, land development, ethics, HSW, water resources, and more. Cadistics offers a Board of highly qualified Instructors, available anytime to interact with the student on all subject matter offered. Instructors come from a variety of backgrounds in public, and private sectors of engineering academia and practice. Visit us at: to view our credentials.

Mark Rossow, PhD, PE (retired) /AUTHOR

Dr. Rossow is a graduate of the University of Michigan with B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois. He taught civil engineering for over 35 years, including six years at Washington University in St. Louis and 29 years at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, where he was the Chair of the Civil Engineering Department for ten years. His areas of expertise are in civil engineering and mechanics. He has consulted for various organizations, including government agencies and an international offshore drilling company. He has published numerous technical journal articles and technical reports for a variety of governmental agencies and private sector organizations.