|(a) Reasonable Accommodations. The Commission and laboratories
administering the general forensic examination shall administer the
examination to all eligible applicants in a reasonable manner, while
maintaining the integrity of the examination. In each location where
the examination is administered, either the Commission or the laboratory
administering the examination must ensure the facilities are reasonably
accessible and enable persons having disabilities to take the examination.
(b) Applicants Requiring Special Testing Accommodations.
Any applicant who desires special testing accommodations based upon
a disability shall submit a written request to the Commission on the
Commission's designated Special Accommodations Request Form at the
same time the applicant submits his/her application for a Forensic
(1) Requests for special testing accommodations must
be accompanied by written proof evidencing the existence of the disability,
including a statement from a licensed physician or a professional
specialist that specifically sets forth the physical, mental or emotional
handicap or disability and the relationship between the disability
and the inability to take the examination under standard conditions.
(2) The Commission may require additional information
or evidence from the applicant and may, at its option, seek professional
evaluation of such data.
(3) The applicant will be responsible for the cost
of obtaining documented medical evidence and other required information.
(4) After considering the written request of the applicant
and the evidence submitted, the Commission shall determine what reasonable
special testing accommodations will be granted.
(5) Commission deliberations and determinations regarding
the request of an applicant for testing accommodations on an examination
shall be closed to the public and associated records are confidential.
However, this does not limit the Commission's option under paragraph
(2) of this subsection to seek professional evaluation of documented
medical evidence and other required information.
(c) Examination Scheduled on Religious Holy Day. An
examinee who wishes to observe a religious holy day on which the person's
religious beliefs prevent the person from taking a scheduled general
forensic examination shall be permitted to take the examination on
a different date.
(d) Examination Accommodations for Persons with Dyslexia.
For each general forensic examination, the Commission shall provide
reasonable examination accommodations to an examinee diagnosed as
having dyslexia. An examinee requesting examination accommodations
for dyslexia must follow the same process for special testing accommodations
set forth in subsection (b) of this section.