What are Test Accommodations?
Test accommodations are adaptations to the exam that can help ensure that the test measures what it is designed to measure, rather than the negative effects of a person’s disability. The purpose of test accommodations is to provide candidates with full access to the test – not to guarantee improved performance, a passing score, test completion, or any other specific outcome.
Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Regardless of diagnosis, all individuals seeking disability-related accommodations must provide evidence that their condition rises to the level of a disability and provide information about functional limitations in areas central to daily life. Simply demonstrating that an individual meets diagnostic criteria for a particular disorder does not automatically mean that the person is disabled or entitled to test accommodations.
If you require testing accommodations, you must register for the exam and submit an Accommodations Request Form or Reapplication Form with the required documentation no later than 4 weeks prior to the registered exam window start date. CLT cannot guarantee a full review for requests received after this time frame. Please note that, upon review, CLT may request additional or updated documentation, which will require additional processing time.
How to Apply
- Read the Documentation Guidelines, and be sure your evaluator has read them. Prepare your supporting evidence that conforms to the Guidelines.
- All accommodations requests MUST include supporting evidence that you are disabled and require accommodations in order to access the exam.
- Please note CLT reserves the right to consult with an independent external expert when reviewing accommodations requests.
- After you submit your request, wait for your request to be reviewed. Typically, you will hear from us within 10 business days, unless your request is unusually complex (in which case we will keep you posted about the status of your request). Accommodations requests are reviewed in the order in which they are received. In order to be fair to all candidates, we do not “expedite” requests.
- If your request is incomplete, meaning that it does not provide us with enough information so we can make a decision, we will notify you of the specific types of documentation that are missing.
- After we have made a decision, if you are not satisfied, you may appeal using this form.
- When you are ready to request accommodations, submit: