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Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview

COURSE NO: A02-005
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course provides an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act as it applies to facility design.


For individuals with disabilities, the Americans with Disabilities Act gives civil rights protections similar to those provided to individuals on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, and religion. It guarantees equal opportunity for individuals with disabilities in public accommodations, employment, transportation, state and local government services, and telecommunications. 


This 2 PDH online course is intended for all engineers involved in the design of facilities accessible to the public and regulated by the ADA.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Familiarizing with the types of facilities covered
  • Understanding "public accommodation"
  • Learning about the various requirements for accessible facilities
  • Understanding when a "direct threat" to health or safety is present
  • Understanding "readily achievable" barrier removal for existing facilities
  • Familiarizing with the  legal enforcement mechanisms available
  • Learning about available tax credits and deductions for employers
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review the course document titled, "American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview" which is based on the original document ( published by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), last updated on November 14, 2008

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Overview (153 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on this DOJ publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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