We strive to meet the needs of all aspiring certification holders, including those who need exam accommodations due to disability or chronic health condition. Follow the process below if you require exam accommodation(s).
First, complete the initial steps of the application process:
Fulfill the eligibility criteria for the certification you are pursuing.
How long will it take to process my request for exam accommodations?
We process exam accommodation requests as quickly as possible, however some may require more time to arrange than others. We will respond within 30 days.
I have a chronic health condition that requires medication (e.g. diabetes) or a medical device (e.g. asthma). Do I need to request exam accommodations?
If you only need to bring a small personal item, check the Pearson VUE guidelines for medically-related, pre-approved items that are permissible at the testing center. For these items, you need not make an accommodations request.
For other types of accommodations, such as extra time or separate room, you will need to place a formal test accommodations request and follow the process outlined above.
Will I be charged an additional fee for exam accommodations?
No, there are no additional fees for exam accommodations.
Can I request exam accommodations if I already scheduled my exam appointment?
No, your existing appointment will need to be cancelled in order to arrange exam accommodations. Once your existing appointment is cancelled you can then arrange accommodations according to the exam accommodations guidelines. Please note, you are subject to cancellation fees if you cancel your appointment less than 30 days from the scheduled appointment date.
Can I request accommodations for an online proctored exam?
Yes. Candidates who require certain exam accommodations may be able to schedule an online proctored exam. Please submit the completed accommodation forms and verification to determine the appropriate modality for you to test.
If the need arises after the exam begins, can I take an unscheduled break?
Yes. In certain instances, candidates may be provided with the ability to ‘stop-the-clock’ during the exam to tend to their needs and then restart to continue the exam.