Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists
Request for Examination Accommodations
ACBIS provides reasonable testing accommodations, guided by the Americans with Disabilities Act, to certification candidates with documented disabilities.
Candidates must complete the Request for Accommodations form (below) to be considered for accommodations.
Submission of a request for an accommodation does not guarantee testing accommodations; decisions are made on an individual basis, and require supporting documentation as outlined below.
- The request for accommodation must be made within seven days of the ACBIS application being submitted and prior to testing to be considered.
- Documentation must be submitted from a neuropsychologist, physician or other healthcare professional qualified to diagnose the disability.
- Candidates should allow for a minimum of 30 days for processing, with the understanding that some cases may take longer.
- Candidates will be notified in writing of the accommodation decision; such notification must be received before an examination period is scheduled.
- Candidates who receive a testing accommodation are subject to the same policies as all other exam takers. ACBIS reserves the right to make final judgment regarding testing accommodations.
Candidates must supply a letter or report from a neuropsychologist, physician or other healthcare professional qualified to diagnose the disability and to render an opinion as to the need for an accommodation.
The letter must have been written on official stationery within the past two years and must include the following elements:
- The specific disability/diagnosis. Mental/emotional disabilities must be accompanied by a numerical DSM-IV classification code.
- The identity of the health care professional who made the diagnosis (if different from the professional providing the requested information).
- The approximate date when the disability was first diagnosed.
- The approximate duration of the disability.
- The method used to make the diagnosis.
- A brief explanation of how this condition limits the candidate’s ability to take the exam under standard conditions.
- Specific accommodations required. These accommodations should be adequate without creating an unfair advantage. Please note that candidates who require extra time to complete the exam will be given 1 1/2 times the standard allotted time. If more time is needed, the letter must specifically state how much time is needed and why that amount of time is required.
- An electronic or original signature of the professional providing the above information, with the professional’s name (legibly written or typed), license number, state of licensure, title, phone number, and address.
Please click here for the Accommodations Request Form
Submit both the supporting documentation and the Request for Accommodations Form to:
Brain Injury Association of America
1608 Spring Hill Road, Suite 110
Vienna, VA 22182
703-761-0750 Ext. 631