Last modified: February 8, 2019
Examinees can request a test accommodation due to a documented disability, medical diagnosis, or for a religious reason. Requests for test accommodation are confidential. Examinees with disabilities who request an accommodation must provide the NDEB with relevant professional supporting documentation as determined by the NDEB.
Granting test accommodations
The NDEB will assess each request for accommodation on a case by case basis. The decision to grant an accommodation and the type of accommodation granted is at the sole discretion of the NDEB.
The decision, and type of accommodation granted, if any, will depend on the nature and extent of the examinee’s personal situation, the accommodation requested, the supporting documentation provided and the setting, context and requirements of the specific examination or assessment.
If the NDEB decides to grant an accommodation to the examinee, then the accommodation will only be valid for one examination or assessment session. An examinee must submit a new request for accommodation for each examination or assessment session.
The NDEB reserves the right to determine the date, location and time of the examination or assessment session given that a type of accommodation may not be available at every site or on every date.
Guidelines for Accommodation Requests
Requests for test accommodation will be considered if the request, accompanied by supporting documentation, is made by the registration deadline date. Requests for accommodation are confidential and must be submitted by completing the Accommodation Request Form.
Documentation must include:
- The diagnosis and a description of the examinees limitations due to the diagnosis
- Information about how the diagnosis was made (i.e. tests administered, procedures, and a comprehensive interpretation of the results)
- The methods used should be appropriate to the diagnosis and in alignment with current professional practices
- Recommendations for accommodation and how they will reduce the impact of the limitation due to the diagnosis
Unacceptable forms of documentation:
- Handwritten letters from health care providers
- Handwritten patient records or notes from patient charts
- Diagnoses on prescription pads
- Diagnoses based solely on self-reporting
- Research articles
- Accommodations from other organizations, including universities.
The Test Accommodations Coordinator will review the supporting documentation, consult with the examinee, and may discuss submissions with other senior staff as required.
Documents must be sent by post or courier to the NDEB office.
Test Accommodations Coordinator
80 Elgin Street, 2nd Floor