Accommodation of disabilities


Certiport is committed to ensuring that those persons with the desire to certify their proficiency in the use of computers should have the opportunity to do so. Certiport is committed to providing access for all individuals with disabilities. Certiport and its Authorized Testing Centers require advance notification of requests for accommodations as well as a reasonable amount of time to review and implement such requests. Certiport and its CATC's are not obligated to accommodate examinees with language limitations unrelated to a documented disability (e.g., English as a second language, literacy) nor to provide unlimited time for the completion of exams that are designed to certify not only knowledge, but also efficiency in the use of computers. Accommodations may include:

  • Extended testing time
  • A separate testing room or larger testing area
  • A reader and/or recorder

Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Consequently, no single type of test accommodation would necessarily be appropriate for all individuals with disabilities.

  • Process to apply
  • Documentation guidelines
  • Use of a reader/recorder

Process to apply

Step 1

Download the Exam Accommodation Request Form (PDF)

All candidates applying for accommodations must submit the Exam Accommodation Request Form. Please print and fill out the form, then fax the completed form to: 801-492-4160. You may also mail the completed form to: Certiport, Inc., Exam Accommodations Department, 5601 Green Valley Dr., Bloomington, MN 55437. Note: We do not accept e-mail submissions.

To ensure proper processing of your request for accommodations, please verify:

1. Certiport Username: Your correct username must be supplied on the form. If you have not already set up an account, you can do so by selecting "Register" on the Certiport Home page.

2. E-mail Address: Certiport will process your request and notify you by e-mail of the status of your accommodation within ten (10) 3. business days. Verify your e-mail address is listed correctly on the form to ensure you will receive all notifications.
Supporting Documents: You must provide current documentation of your condition and a rationale for the requested adjustments. See page 3 of the Request Form for guidelines.
Please allow up to ten (10) business days for forms to be reviewed and processed.
For test candidate requests for accommodations outside of the US please contact an international partner in your country.

Documentation guidelines for reasonable adjustments

Introduction
Pearson VUE is committed to ensuring access to testing programs for all individuals with disabilities. Pearson VUE provides reasonable adjustments to individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for such. For example, applicants with documented medical, sensory, motor, psychiatric or learning conditions may request extra testing time or a separate testing room. It is essential that the documentation provide a clear explanation of the current functional limitation and a rationale for the requested adjustments.

Detailed documentation guidelines
All candidates who are requesting reasonable adjustments must provide current documentation stating their disability and rationale for the requested adjustments.

How old is your supporting documentation?


Disability category Maximum age of documentation
Learning and other Cognitive Disorders (dyslexia) 5 Years
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD) 5 Years
Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders 1 Year
Physical Disorders and Chronic Health Conditions 1 Year


One or more of the following documents should be submitted with the applicant’s request form:

  • Educational or psychological report
  • Current or recent school-based special education plan
  • Detailed letter from a qualified professional that describes the disablingcondition, functional limitations, and rationale for the requested adjustments


Any documentation that is submitted must:

  • Include a clear diagnosis
  • Be printed on the evaluator’s or school’s official letterhead
  • Be signed and dated by the evaluator, doctor, or school official
  • Provide information on current functional limitations that are likely to affect the candidate’s ability to take the exam under standard conditions
  • Provide a specific rationale for each requested adjustment

Step 2:
Examinees approved by Certiport must notify the CATC of the disability accommodation when scheduling the exam. Accommodations requiring a separate testing room, larger testing area, or a reader or a recorder, require the examinee to schedule in advance as well as present the CATC with Certiport's approval. Use of a reader/recorder