ADA Information

Last verified on November 30, 2020

Exam Accommodations Information

 

 

Accommodations for People with Disabilities

The ABR complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and makes reasonable accommodations in exam procedures for individuals with documented disabilities.

Candidates with disabilities may request modifications in the administration of an exam. Similarly, diplomates may request modifications in the administration of Online Longitudinal Assessment (OLA). The ABR will grant such requests unless modifications would place undue burden on the ABR or fundamentally alter the measurement of the knowledge and skills the exam is intended to assess.

Candidates/diplomates considering the need for modifications must submit an application form.

For computer-based exams, all required documentation must be submitted to the ABR no more than one year and no less than six weeks in advance of the exam date. For oral exams, all required documentation must be submitted to the ABR no more than one year and no less than 12 weeks in advance of the exam date.

Candidates anticipating the need for accommodations are encouraged to contact the ABR office well in advance of an exam to allow sufficient time for producing any required documentation.

Failure to comply with this deadline will result in the candidate being scheduled without accommodations.

Application for ADA Accommodations

 

 

Accommodations for Nursing and Expectant Mothers

The ABR supports nursing and expectant mothers and makes accommodations in exam procedures for individuals making a request.

Nursing and expectant mothers may request modifications in the administration of an exam. Candidates must submit a request using the provided form below. For computer-based exams, requests must be submitted to the ABR no less than one week in advance of the exam date. For oral exams, requests must be submitted to the ABR no less than eight weeks in advance of the exam date. Typical accommodations include additional break time. After an accommodation request is submitted, ABR staff will follow up to inquire how we can best accommodate the candidate’s specific needs during the exam.

Nursing/Expectant Mother Accommodations Request