The Minnesota State Accessibility Code was presented by Karen Gridley, ICC & MN Accessibility Specialist, Construction Codes and Licensing, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry on October 10, 2017 and is now being made available through AIA Minnesota as an on-demand webinar. 

Seminar description

This program will review Accessibility Code requirements related to site work and site development that need to be coordinated between architectural plans, civil engineers, and landscape designers for how site elements impact access to buildings and facilities within a site. An overview of how the 20% rule comes into play for existing sites and buildings will also be reviewed. Examples will be presented for group discussion.

Learning objectives

  1. Explain the requirements within the Minnesota State Accessibility Code for site accessibility and the how the 20% rule comes into play for site work.
  2. Explain the relationship between the Accessibility Code and the civil rights foundation of Federal ADA Accessibility rulemaking.
  3. Apply the MN Accessibility Code in every day code application through review of fundamental site criteria in the MN Accessibility Code.
  4. Better understand the “why” behind the “what” of the mandated accessibility criteria in the building code.


AIA members $75
Non-members $110

Continuing education credit

This program has been approved for 2.75 HSW LU Hours for AIA; and based on our review, should also qualify for 2.75 PDH credits for Minnesota licensing.


Complete registration and payment
The link to access the webinar will then be sent to you
View the 3-hour webinar and then complete the 10-question quiz (must score 80% or above for credit)
Within 48 business hours you will receive a certificate of completion and credits will be recorded to AIA member transcripts.


Contact Deanna Christiansen, Continuing Education Director.