Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Training

Accessibility Certification · Richmond, British Columbia
Department Accessibility Certification
Employment Type Volunteer
Minimum Experience Experienced

Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC) Training


The Rick Hansen Foundation (RHF) has the great pleasure in inviting you to become a course instructor for the RHFAC Training course!

Statement of Purpose

One in five Canadians has a disability and with our aging population, the need for increased accessibility in our communities continues to grow. Be at the forefront of Canada’s growing accessibility movement with Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training. Using a comprehensive national rating system, RHFAC measures meaningful accessibility from the perspective of those with mobility, vision and hearing disabilities, and promotes increased access through the adoption of Universal Design principles.  

This course teaches individuals how to use the RHFAC methodology to rate buildings on their level of meaningful access. Upon successful completion and passing the subsequent RHFAC Professional exam, individuals will obtain their RHFAC Professional designation, qualifying them to conduct RHFAC ratings.  



The objective of the Instructor Call for Interest is to identify and train eligible RHFAC Training course instructors to either substitute for a current instructor or lead their own course offering.


Rick Hansen Foundation will be doing an ongoing call for interest.  Applicants who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply.  


Applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Possess an RHFAC Professional designation
  • Successfully conducted a minimum of three RHFAC ratings which have been approved by an Adjudicator either privately or as an exercise
  • Certified to read design drawings and/or “blue prints” Understand local code (provincial and municipal)  
  • Adult education experience is an asset.


The Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification™ (RHFAC) Training is offered at the following Academic Institutions:

  • Athabasca University (online)
  • Carleton University (in-person, Ottawa)
  • George Brown College (in-person, Toronto)
  • Nova Scotia Community College (in-person, Halifax)
  • Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (in-person, Calgary)
  • Vancouver Community College (in-person, Vancouver)

If selected, candidates will be required to shadow a current instructor for one in-person course (for the entire length of the course), including teaching one or more of the modules (once selected).

Selection Process
All expressions of interest will be evaluated against the above eligibility criteria by RHF.  


Please submit your resume and a short cover letter.  If you have any questions, please email access@rickhansen.com

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  • Location
    Richmond, British Columbia
  • Department
    Accessibility Certification
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience