504 Coordinator Training & Certification

Level One

Description of the Course
Who Should Attend
Upcoming Training Opportunities
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 Opportunities

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 Certification from ATIXA, you will need to attend the whole event. It is our expectation that you are present for the entire duration of your training course.

Please allow 14 business days following the completion of the course and then log-into or create an account with our Continuing Certification Credit (CCC) program system. Please follow the instructions on the webpage to obtain your certification. Our CCC program allows those certified by ATIXA to track, maintain, and extend their professional development through our programs. Learn more about our program here.

Digital Badging

ATIXA has partnered with Accredible to add digital badging to its ability to recognize and honor the 12,500 professionals who have sought certification training since 2012.

Digital badges are an increasingly popular tool for employees to denote their achievements, illustrate skill accumulation, and convey professional competence and excellence. A digital badge is an indicator of accomplishment or skill that can be displayed, accessed, and verified online. The badge includes information on who earned the badge, what the badge represents, how it was earned, when it was earned, and who issued it. Digital credentials allow employees to present a rich and trustworthy record of their professional development, easily shared on social platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as inclusion in email signatures.

Attendees of any Certification Course will now be able to expand their current options for verifying certification in a more public, visual, digital, and social, displaying badges for each certification so that colleagues, students, and potential employers can recognize your training and professional development. Attendees will receive notification following completion of the training on how to access their badge.

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