Americans with Disabilities Act Employment Course, Produced by The New England ADA Center, ADA National Network

Welcome to a free self-paced course on the employment requirements in Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including the revisions in the ADA Amendments Act of 2008.

The course will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. You can start and stop the course at any time, pick up where you left off or review completed topics. All you need is a computer and an internet connection.


Getting Started


Intended Audience

  • Human resource staff
  • Supervisors and managers
  • Vocational rehabilitation counselors
  • Career counselors
  • People with disabilities
  • Advocates for people with disabilities
  • General counsel staff
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Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should know:

  • Who has obligations under Title I of the ADA
  • Who has rights under Title I of the ADA
  • The process for identifying and providing reasonable accommodations
  • How to troubleshoot job performance and safety issues
  • Pre-employment do's and don'ts
  • Requirements concerning medical information and confidentiality
  • What happens when someone files a complaint
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Continuing Education Credits

This course has been approved for 2.5 general recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute and 2.5 clock hour credits from the Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor Certification (CRCC).

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Questions on Registration or the Course

To begin, please register at the top of the page.

Any questions or problems,
please contact the New England ADA Center
617-695-0085 voice/tty
800-949-4232 voice/tty (CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT).

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Questions on the Americans with Disabilities Act

Contact the ADA Center in your region:
800-949-4232 voice/tty

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This course was developed by the staff of the New England ADA Center, a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design. The course is based, in part, on regulations and technical assistance material written by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

The contents of this course were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, NIDRR grant number H133A110028. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education, and you should not assume endorsement by the federal government.

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NE ADA Center Staff
Staff of the New England ADA Center - left to right:
Steven Bassett, Gabriela Sims, Oce Harrison, Josh Safdie, David West, Emanuel Andrade, Jen Ottitigbe, Kathy Gips, Valerie Fletcher and Ana Julian.
LOGO: New England ADA Center is a project of the Institute for Human Centered Design 200 Portland Street Boston MA 02114