AIA Florida

Home | Log-In | Search | Contact Us

Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube LinkedIn

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Looking for an architect? Are you an architect? Are you a student?

Upcoming Events   Contract Documents
2023 Convention & Trade Show   Continuing Education

AIA Florida Course Details

IMPORTANT: If you have already registered and want to access your on demand course, click here:


In order to receive the AIA member rate* for the course you'd like to take, please provide your AIA member ID and last name:

Member ID:
Last Name:

Forgot your login info? Have your member info e-mailed to you. If you still can't login, please contact AIA.

Non-Florida AIA members are eligible for the member rate. Please contact AIA Florida to verify your membership.


Advanced FBC: Fair Housing vs. Florida Accessibility Code – Who, What, When, Where & How Course #DL20FHFA/FBC #1026.0 - Expires 6/3/23

Hours: 2 HSW/FBC



This course must be completed by 6/3/23 to qualify for CE credit.


Today’s mixed-use buildings require the application of varying codes, particularly with respect to accessibility requirements. While these projects are not, by definition, solely residential, they are often “primarily” so. This course compares Fair Housing regulations with the stricter requirements of the FBC - Accessibility with an eye towards when one applies over the other and when both apply.


We will compare the differences between useable and accessible elements as defined by Fair Housingand compare those with the more exacting requirements of the Florida Building Code and the ADA, then discuss the application of each set of requirements. Based on the requirements of the various safeharbors allowed by the FHAA, we will discuss requirement for common and public use areas and then focus on the more common issues noted by the presenter through his broad experience as an accessibility expert.

The focus of the course is to highlight little noticed elements which are not as well known to practitioners as well as those where non-compliances are commonly found during field inspections. We will then explain in detail what the requirements are. This advanced course will look beyond code requirements and dive into the weeds of compliance, providing specific, re-useable guidance for architects.


This course is intended to help participants clearly understand the nuances of compliance with the requirements of the Fair Housing Act Amendments and the Florida Building Code – Accessibility and the common reasons for non-compliance with those requirements. Upon completion of the course, participants will understand the impact of day-to-day construction practices that affect compliance and be able to develop techniques for addressing those concerns through clearer and more detailed documentation and field observation.

On Demand Course: $200.00

login as member (blue box above) for discount

Choose Course Category:
1 Hour CEU | Advanced Florida Building Code | Non-Advanced All Courses

All AIA Florida courses are in compliance with AIA CES guidelines, which states that all courses must be updated every three years. Additionally, all Advanced FBC courses are in compliance with the Florida Building Commission, which states the course is valid for two years, and can renewed only if there are no codes changes. Courses purchased through AIA Florida should be completed and submitted for credit within the allotted timeframes. No refunds or transfers will be granted for expired courses.

AIA Florida


About the AIA

Career Resources

Consumer Information

Continuing Education

Emerging Professionals


Governmental Affairs

Join AIA Florida

Media Center

Members Area

Sponsorships & Advertising


©2023 AIA Florida.   Contact Us · Privacy Policy