Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC)

For over three decades, the Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has raised awareness and changed attitudes about the potential of people with disabilities and funded spinal cord injury research and care. Today, the Rick Hansen Foundation is working to break down one of the most fundamental barriers that people with disabilities face: physical barriers in the places where we live, work, learn, and play.

RHF created Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) to improve accessibility in the built environment. RHFAC is a comprehensive rating system that helps owners and tenants measure the accessibility of their buildings and sites and promotes increased access through the adoption of Universal Design principles.

RHFAC Professionals are industry experts trained on how to use the RHFAC rating methodology to rate the built environment on its level of meaningful access. They earn their designation through a 48 hour in-person or online course followed by passing of the RHFAC Professional exam, administered by CSA Group. Whether you’re an architect, general contractor, engineer, urban planner, design-builder, or anyone interested in accessibility in the built environment, achieving an RHFAC Professional designation will provide you with knowledge and practical skills to rate a site for its overall accessibility under the RHFAC program.

RHFAC Training takes places in post-secondary institutes across the county as well as an online course through PowerED by Athabasca University. To learn more or to see a list of upcoming courses, visit RickHansen.com/RHFAC.