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Certified Access Specialist Program  (CASp)
Announcement from the Division of the State Architect (DSA)
(not affiliated with CCIDC)

From: CASpProgram
Sent: 7/18/2008 11:56:48 AM
Subject: Certified Access Specialist Program Announcement

The Division of the State Architect (DSA) is pleased to announce that the Office of Administrative Law has approved the regulations for the voluntary Certified Access Specialist (CASp) Program. DSA expects to publish the first list of Certified Access Specialists by October 31, 2008.

Three steps are necessary to become a Certified Access Specialist:

STEP 1.  Candidate Eligibility Application

Applications for the CASp Program will be accepted on a continuing basis beginning July 17, 2008. 

To apply online, please visit:   If you prefer to register by mail, you may print a hard copy of the Candidate Eligibility Application, Form DSA-600 or you may request an application form by mail.  An application fee of $500.00 must accompany the Candidate Eligibility Application, Form DSA-600. Applicants will be notified of acceptance after their application has been reviewed and the necessary criteria have been satisfied.  

STEP 2.  Examination Registration

After acceptance into the program, candidates will be able to register for the examination. Registration for the first CASp examination will take place between July 30 and August 27, 2008 and must include the $800.00 candidate examination fee. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis up to a maximum of 400 candidates.

The first CASp examination is scheduled for September 29, 2008. 
Morning and afternoon examinations will be held at two locations:

Red Lion Hotel
1401 Arden Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
Hawthorne Memorial Center
3901 West El Segundo Blvd
Hawthorne, CA 90250 

STEP 3. Certification

Successful examinees will be issued an official CASp Certificate upon payment of the $300.00 certification fee. This certificate will serve as evidence that you met the State Architects specific criteria to be identified as a Certified Access Specialist.  This certification is valid for three years from the date the certification fee is paid.  CASp certification may be renewed for an additional three years by completing 15 Continuing Education Units during the certification. 

Per Government Code Section 4459.7, the name and phone number of every CASp will be placed on a list published and maintained by DSA.

Please direct all public inquiries regarding the voluntary Certified Access Specialist Program to:

Sent on Behalf of:
David F. Thorman, AIA
State Architect
Division of the State Architect
Department of General Services
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811

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