Allied Members are not Architects, but are professionals in related fields, who collaborate with and support Architects in the creation of the built environment.

Prequalified Architecture Submittal System (PASS)

Crafted by a working group of building officials and design professionals, PASS enhances code conformance–while saving time and money for both public and private sector projects.

Upcoming PASS Training Class

The PASS program has been designed to streamline permitting. It supports a more efficient and effective plan review process by implementing a clear and concise set of standards for document content and organization. Participation is voluntary and requires this training class and passing a test. There are two levels to the program. The TI level covers Tenant Improvements and small commercial alterations. The NC level covers any size Commercial or Multifamily Project.

PASS is currently used in 17 Jurisdictions: the cities of Sacramento, Davis, Elk Grove, Lincoln, Citrus Heights, Rocklin, Roseville, West Sacramento, Woodland, Rancho Cordova, Folsom, Galt, and Oakdale; as well as Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado and Stanislaus counties.

Who Should Take this Class?

  • Architects, Engineers, Contractors and Designers- anyone who can legally sign plans for commercial building projects – and who want the benefits of streamlined permitting at participating jurisdictions
  • Plan review professionals from jurisdictions adopting or considering adopting PASS
  • Anyone seeking knowledge of Construction Documents and the Permit Process

About the Class
The three hour training will familiarize attendees with the PASS program including technical requirements for program participants. At the completion of the class, there is a short exam. Successful participants can be placed on a registry list of prequalified individuals who may sign for PASS submittals at any PASS participating jurisdiction.

Date Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (TI), 1:00 to 4:00 pm (NC)
Location AIA Central Valley, 1400 S Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95811
Learning units The class qualifies for four AIA hours of HSW Continuing Education Units (self-report)
Cost $195 Class, $49 Registry (through March 2019) for TI or NC. 10% discount for AIA and SVABO members.
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About the Instructor

Michael F. Malinowski, FAIA
President, Applied Architecture, Inc.
Past President, AIA California Council and AIA Central Valley
Former Chair Sacramento Development Oversight Commission
Researcher, Speaker and Consultant on Permit Streamlining Nationally
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