Welcome to California Certified Accessibility Specialists
California Certified Accessibility Specialists, (CalCasp) offers a full range of accessibility compliance services to assist businesses, property owners and architects in complying with Senate Bill 1608 and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CalCasp offers a variety of services to help businesses take advantage of the exciting new benefits and protections afforded by the recent passage of SB 1608. CalCasp has a dedicated team of professionals with backgrounds in accessibility compliance with public agencies, construction, architecture and code enforcement.
In 2003, Senate Bill 262 authorized the State Architect to establish and publicize a program for voluntary certification by the state of any person who meets specified criteria as a Certified Access Specialist. The voluntary Certified Access Specialist Program or CASp has been approved by the Office of Administrative Law and is now filed with the Secretary of State. This regulatory action became effective July 30, 2008. On February 22, 2008 Senate Bill 1608 was introduced by Senator Corbett. SB 1608 was signed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger on October 8th 2008 and became effective on January 1, 2009.
Senate Bill 1608 is a lengthy and comprehensive piece of legislation that adds several provisions to existing laws regarding construction-related disability access issues. It is a balanced piece of legislation protecting the disabled public and businesses alike. While it encourages property owners and operators to take proactive steps to ensure their properties comply with applicable access requirements, it also clarifies and amends disability access laws to reduce the unwarranted “drive-by” lawsuits that have plagued California for years.
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For CASp Examination Information, Please Contact:
State of California
Department of General Services
Division of the State Architect
1102 Q Street, Suite 5100
Sacramento, CA 95811-6550