CONNECTICUT ADA COORDINATOR CERTIFICATION PROGRAM
Every municipality with 50 or more employees (including full time, part time, seasonal, police and fire personnel) is required to designate at least one responsible employee to coordinate ADA compliance. Although the law does not refer to this person as an “ADA Coordinator,” this term is commonly used in state and local governments across the country. While municipalities and other business and organizations with fewer than 50 employees are not required to designate an ADA Coordinator, it is recommended.
The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the government entity to comply with Title II of the ADA and investigating any complaints that the entity has violated Title II. The name, office address, and telephone number of the ADA Coordinator must be provided to interested persons.
To support this significant role, ensure that municipalities are in compliance with the law and provide equal access and full enjoyment of the community to residents with disabilities, ADACC has established the CT ADA Coordinator Certification program. It ensures that designated ADA Coordinators, most who fill this role in addition to other job duties, have the knowledge and understanding of the law to be effective.
The CT ADA Coordinator Certification is based on the National ADA Coordinator Certification, created by Great Plains ADA Center and University of Missouri School of Health Professions Disability Studies and Policy Center. The National ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP) is a robust array of courses that are offered at conferences and training events across the country. All courses offered by ADACC can be applied to ACTCP.
CT ADA Coordinator Certification is available to ADACC members and requires the successful completion of nine courses that provide fundamental knowledge and attendance at the ADACC State Conference. Any of the required courses that are approved by the ADA Coordinator Training Certification program for National Certification are accepted for Connecticut Municipal ADA Coordinator Training.
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