REQUEST FOR SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ACVR EXAMINATIONS
The American College of Veterinary Radiology complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (as amended). To ensure equal opportunities for all qualified persons, the ACVR will make reasonable and appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented physical or mental impairments that substantially limit one or more of the major life activities. If you require special accommodations related to a disability in order to take the examination, you must complete this form and return it with your examination application. If you need assistance in completing this form due to a disability, please contact the ACVR at email@example.com.
Accommodations are provided on an individual basis and depend on the nature of the disability and documentation provided. The ACVR will make reasonable efforts to provide the requested accommodations to candidates provided the functional impairment has been demonstrated through documentation and that the accommodations do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the examination is intended to test, do not jeopardize examination integrity and security, and do not result in an undue burden to the ACVR.
Documentation submitted in support of the request is used solely for the purpose of evaluating the request. Failure to provide the ACVR with the appropriate supporting documentation in a timely manner will cause a delay in the review process and your ability to schedule and take the examination.
For learning disabilities, a qualified professional trained in the diagnosis of learning disabilities should conduct the assessment and prepare the documentation. Typically, a licensed psychologist, neuro-psychologist, learning disability specialist trained in the assessment of learning disabilities and the differential diagnosis associated with learning disabilities in general should conduct the assessment and prepare the report/documentation. In the case of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) an assessment by a psychologist is also considered best practice for determining academic accommodation. For health-related conditions the person completing this form should be a healthcare professional who is either (1) qualified to assess and diagnose the candidate’s condition, and/or (2) is a part of the candidate’s treatment plan for a previously diagnosed condition. These professionals are generally trained, certified, or licensed to diagnose and/or treat medical conditions. Examples include: psychiatrist, psychologist, therapist, social worker, medical doctor, optometrist, speech-language pathologist.
The ACVR reserves the right to request further verification, if necessary, of the evaluating professional’s credentials and expertise relevant to the diagnosis. If the candidate has received prior examination accommodations in an educational setting or for other examinations, documentation of these should also be submitted to the ACVR.
Requests for accommodations must be received at least 1 month prior to the examination date. If further verification is required this may result in delay of approval and the inability to accommodate for the next exam administration so please allow as much time as possible to review and approve the request.