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In accordance with the ADA Amendments Act, the National Board will provide reasonable test accommodations for all qualified candidates for NBEO examinations.
  • Complete test accommodation information and application instructions can be found in the Comprehensive Test Accommodation Information.

  • For complete test accommodation information based on exam administration please click on the following links below.

  • Candidates request test accommodation by completing the Request for Test Accommodation form and submitting it to the NBEO by email, fax, or U.S. mail. Submission of this request form must preface the delivery of current, written, qualified documentation supporting the accommodation requested.
  • Supportive documentation must originate from an appropriate healthcare professional, ADA disability evaluator, testing agency, school, etc. Psychoeducational or physical evaluations must contain specific components which are listed in the Documentation Guidelines/Requirements. All documentation from information sources must be emailed, faxed, or mailed to the NBEO directly from the source of the records. Evaluations and reports sent in by candidates will not be accepted. Only the Request for Test Accommodation form is submitted by candidates.

Use of ANY medical appliance in ANY exam room requires prior NBEO pre-approval through successful assignment of an ADA-Eligible or non-ADA-type test accommodation, as described in the Comprehensive Test Accommodation Information.

This testing year’s test accommodation DEADLINE DATES are available in the Comprehensive Test Accommodation Information. In general:

  • Exam dates and ADA-eligible test accommodation deadline dates are fixed for all written and computer-based NBEO exams (ABS, PAM, TMOD, and ACMO).
  • Individual CSE Test Days at the NCCTO are not fixed, but rather range from August through April of each academic year, with other dates available throughout the remainder of the year as needed. Therefore, the ADA-Eligible test accommodation deadline date for CSE changes daily. For example, the ADA-Eligible deadline date for an October 25 Part III CSE appointment is August 9.
  • There is no Non-ADA-Type of disability deadline. Because the NBEO’s intent is to assign test accommodation designed to assist with recent-onset, typically temporary disabilities that are still exerting an effect at the time of the given exam, the application opportunity for this category of disability is within 28 days (4 weeks) of the exam Test Day.

Candidates are advised to register for a given exam as soon as registration opens, and then promptly to initiate the accommodation application process. This is important in order to allow time for the entire accommodation process to take place, if needed, and will afford the candidate the most favorable, appropriate accommodation decision possible. ALL disability and appeal documentation must be submitted PRIOR TO the test accommodation deadline date.

Though very rarely applied, the maximum possible stages of accommodation assignment collectively require a considerable time interval, and may include the following steps:

  • Candidate registers for a given NBEO exam (suggested: as soon as exam registration opens).
  • Candidate completes and submits Request for Test Accommodation form and asks documentation providers to send records to NBEO (suggested: as soon as registration opens).
  • NBEO receives the candidate’s request form and original supporting documents.
  • NBEO promptly arranges for expert external review of the original submitted case file and receives back the reviewer’s report (10-day approximate turnaround time).
  • NBEO performs preliminary evaluation of all original submitted materials.
    • If approved, approval letter and accommodation agreement are prepared/finalized.
    • If needed, NBEO requests supplementary information from the candidate.
      • Candidate has existing information sent to NBEO from the information source or acquires supplementary documentation and arranges to have it sent to the NBEO.
      • NBEO promptly sends entire case file out for follow-up expert external review; follow-up recommendations are received back within approximately 10 days.
      • NBEO performs final review of entire case, including external reviewer’s comments, and approves or denies request for accommodation.
        • If approved, approval letter and accommodation agreement are prepared/finalized.
        • If denied, denial letter is sent to candidate.
          • Candidate may file staff-level appeal with NEW evidence of disability
          • NBEO staff considers appeal and upholds or denies.
            • If upheld, appeal fee is refunded; approval letter and accommodation agreement are prepared/sent.
            • If denied, denial letter is sent to candidate.
              • Candidate may file judicial-level appeal with NEW evidence of disability.
              • NBEO staff and Board of Directors Judicial Committee convene to review case.
                • If upheld, appeal fee is refunded; approval letter and accommodation agreement are prepared/sent.
                • If denied, denial letter is sent to candidate; no test accommodations will be assigned for the given exam administration.

Summary of Sections Contained in the Comprehensive Test Accommodation Information:

  1. General Information for All Candidates with Disabilities (ADA-Eligible & Non-ADA-Type)
  2. Information Specific for Candidates with ADA-Eligible Disabilities
  3. Information Specific for Candidates with Non-ADA-Type Disabilities
  4. Comparison and Examples of ADA-Eligible and Non-ADA-Type Disability Processes

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