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ADA exam accommodations

NCEES is committed to providing access to its programs and services to individuals with documented disabilities. A disability is a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits an individual’s ability to perform a major life activity, as compared with most people in the general population.

As a part of the registration process, you will have the opportunity to indicate your need for ADA exam accommodations. After registration is completed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete and submit your request for accommodations.


If requesting accommodations for April 2021 pencil-and-paper exams, all requests, appeals, and supporting documentation must be received by 3:00 p.m. EST on March 4, 2021.

While there isn’t a stated deadline for computer-based testing (CBT) exams, examinees taking CBT exams should account for up to an additional 30-day processing time when planning to take the exam. Examinees will not be authorized to schedule an appointment for testing until this process has been completed.

Comfort aids for CBT examinees

The test center will provide items included on the Pearson VUE Comfort Aid List, such as earplugs, noise-canceling headphones, and tissues. These items do not require preapproval. Other comfort aids, such as braces (neck, back, ankle, etc.), hearing aids, eye drops, and mobility devices, will be allowed in the testing room upon visual inspection by test center staff. Test center staff will conduct the visual inspection by examining the item but will not physically touch you or the item and will not ask you to remove the item.

Any items that are not listed in the NCEES Examinee Guide must be requested as a testing accommodation and approved prior to scheduling your exam. It is your responsibility to make sure that you have the current version of this guide.

Click here for additional information on completing and submitting your request for ADA accommodations.

Email questions related to the accommodations process to NCEES at