ADA Testing Accommodations

The Office of State Examiner (OSE) provides reasonable testing accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Under the ADA, a disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Having a diagnosed impairment does not necessarily mean that an individual is disabled as defined by the ADA, and not all disabilities require test accommodations.

Test accommodations are adjustments or modifications of standard testing conditions designed to allow Candidates with disabilities equal access to the examination without compromising its validity, providing an unfair advantage, or imposing an undue burden on OSE.

The OSE must have the proper documentation, along with this form, returned to our office no later than two weeks prior to the scheduled examination. 

To receive accommodations applicants seeking testing accommodations MUST submit the following:

  1. A completed examination application
  2. A completed Testing Accommodations Request Form
  3. Appropriate documentation from a qualified physician or health care provider who specializes in the disability.
    • Appropriate documentation MUST include the following:
      1. An original copy of a letter dated within the past three years and typed on official letterhead from a qualified physician or health care provider who specializes in the disability.  The letter must:
        • Document the disability and its severity.
        • Describe the limitation due to the disability.
        • State exactly what accommodations are required to provide equal access to the examination.
        • Contain an original signature and the physician’s or provider’s credentials.
      2. An original of a comprehensive evaluation / report of the diagnosed disability from the physician or health care provider, dated within the past three years.
    • If you were approved for ADA testing accommodations within the past 3 years with the Office of State Examiner and wish to receive the same accommodations, please complete the ADA Request form, but no additional documentation will be required.

Failure to receive the required form and documentation prior to the deadline, MAY result in an applicant not receiving any accommodations for testing.