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 throughout the Sacramento region.  It will provide 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 a half-day training class. Future classes will include annual updates and expansion of the program.  The initial program is targeted at Tenant Improvements and Small Commercial Projects.

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
This four-hour training will familiarize attendees with all aspects of the PASS program including technical requirements for program participants.  At the completion of the class, there is a short exam. Successful participants will be placed on a list of prequalified individuals who may sign off on PASS submittals.

Date Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
Time 1:00 to 5:00 pm
Location 1075 West Capitol Avenue , Community Room, West Sacramento, CA 95691
Learning units The class qualifies for four AIA hours of HSW Continuing Education Units
Parking Click here for parking information.
Cost $195 Class, $49 Registry (through 2016). 10% discount for AIA and SVABO members.
Register by Tuesday, July 22nd, 5:00 pm to:

About the Instructor

Michael F. Malinowski, AIA
President, Applied Architecture, Inc.
Vice President/President Elect AIA California Council
Former Chair Sacramento Development Oversight Commission
Researcher, Speaker and Consultant on Permit Streamlining Nationally
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