Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE)

GAATES' programming transitioned to G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Technologies, in April of 2019 and is managed in close cooperation with the Smart Cities for All Initiative and the International Association of Accessibility Professionals (IAAP), allowing GAATES to scale up and achieve greater global impact. This includes the CPABE program which has been incorporated into the IAAP portfolio of certification offerings.

GAATES is committed to deepening the recognition of practitioners who have acquired the knowledge and skills to implement accessibility standards and apply universal design principles. The Certified Professional in Accessible Built Environments (CPABE) Credential by IAAP identifies you as an emerging, advanced, or current leader in the field of accessibility, with the technical knowledge and experience to appropriately apply universal design in the built environment.

More information about the CPABE can be found on the IAAP website.

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Those that have previously certified under the GAATES ICAC-BE program remain valid and will transition seamlessly into the updated program portfolio. As a reminder, to maintain certification you must achieve the continuing education credits as outlined at the time of certification.

Not quite ready for the CPABE certification? Consider the Certified Professional in Accessibility Core Competencies (CPACC) certification, amongst others, currently available through IAAP.