504 Coordinator Training & Certification

Level One

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Upcoming Training Locations
How is this different from other Certification courses from ATIXA?
What does my certification mean?

Description of Course

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights provides the compliance oversight of disability based discrimination under 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. OCR requires that each institution appoint a 504 Coordinator. If you are the Title IX Coordinator, this may be you. The 504 Coordinator does not generally serve as your institutional Disability Services Coordinator; rather, the 504 Coordinator provides oversight of compliance with Section 504/ADA and oversees a grievance processes. These grievance processes are designed to address circumstances of challenge by an individual – faculty, staff or student – dissatisfied with your institution’s disability-based process or response. OCR engages in investigations following a 504-based complaint similar to Title IX investigations.  One common requirement that follows the investigation is that the 504 Coordinator provide documentation of training related to Section 504 and ADA, as well as provide a developed policy and grievance process to respond to internal complaints or challenges.

In this one-day course, the 504 Coordinator Training & Certification, ATIXA Faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations. Additionally, participants will explore the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms and discuss best practices in organizational structure.

Specifically, this training will include:

  • Review of disability-based laws, including ADA, Title II, Title III, 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, The Fair Housing Act and Title IX
  • How-to in providing accommodations, including: academic accommodations, accommodations related to clinical placements and field experiences, physical accommodations and facilities accommodations
  • Pets on campus and in living facilities
  • Pregnant and parenting students
  • Creating a disability grievance process
  • Development of Grievance Forms
  • ADA
  • Mental Health Concerns

Who Should Attend?

  • 504 Coordinators
  • Disability Service Coordinators
  • EEO Directors
  • Equity & Compliance Directors
  • Deans
  • Chief Student Affairs Officers



Upcoming Training Locations

October 8th, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

January 21st, 2019
Orlando, FL

February 22, 2019
San Antonio, TX
Hosted by Palo Alto College

How is this different from our other certifications?

This course offers a comprehensive overview of disability laws and guidelines regarding accommodations, explores the elements required for a well-developed grievance process and grievance forms, and discuss best practices in organizational structure.

 What does my Certification mean?

To obtain a Title IX Coordinator Certification, you will need to attend the whole event. What does this certificate mean? It means that you have tapped into the unparalleled expertise of ATIXA and the other carefully selected experts in the field.

Once the course is completed, you will receive your certification from ATIXA. Certificates for this training event will be provided to you electronically via our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. A member of our team will be in contact with you via email with instructions on accepting your certification credits in the 7-10 business days following the completion of this course. Learn more about our new program here.

Now you can stay up-to-date! We are excited to announce our online professional development platform called the Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program. Our CCC program allows clients of The NCHERM Group, including those certified by ATIXA, to track, maintain and extend their professional development through our programs.

PLEASE NOTE: Certification refers to attendance at a qualifying event; The NCHERM Group cannot speak to individual attendees’ knowledge, expertise, or command of the material.