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Congratulations to Kelley Frake, who obtained the ADA Coordinator Training Certification, which is a professional certification. The ADA Coordinator Training Certification Program (ACTCP) requires program participants to complete 40 training credits in various areas related to disability and the ADA. Kelley decided to get the certification after her boss, Kim Woolridge, recommended that she participate in the program.
"I think the way they break down the training requirements is really good at providing certification seekers a rounded education on the ADA. They also allow for 'elective credits' which give you the ability to customize some of your training based on your role or occupation," said Kelley. "Not only is it a great professional development and educational tool, but it also provides an incentive to stay up to date on current issues as participants need to continue to complete training credits after they receive their certification in order to keep it."
Kelley feels it is important for her MDCR colleagues to know that the certification is open to anyone - you don't have to be a designated ADA Coordinator to receive it. The membership fee to pursue certification is not inexpensive at $300, but it includes great training resources available on their website and links to free ADA basics training as well as more niche trainings on topics such as architectural accessibility, Fair Housing, and more. They also provide a list many national conferences that center around disability and the ADA.
If you're curious or want more information on the specifics of the ADA Coordinator Training Certification, learn more here: https://www.adacoordinator.org/page/About