Examinees with a Disability
Computer-based testing (CBT) is now available for all examinations. This mode of testing provides increased flexibility in testing times, dates, and locations for all examinees, including examinees with disabilities. Please see the information below on applying for special accommodations for a disability.
According to Rule 6A-4.0021(6)(a)(b) F.A.C., a person with a disability means any person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having such an impairment as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 35,104(1)(2)(3)(4). Examinees requesting special arrangements must be certified as having a disability by a licensed psychologist or physician as having a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. Any documentation presented must describe the disability.
Special arrangements, such as extra time, may be made for examinees who have visual impairments, hearing impairments, physical disabilities, or specific learning disabilities. Reasonable accommodations will be provided where possible.
If you need special accommodations for a disability, please complete the following steps:
- Register to test. When you register online, please indicate (when prompted) that you will be requesting special accommodations. If you do not indicate that you plan to request alternative testing arrangements at this point in the registration process, you will not be able to proceed with scheduling an appointment with alternative testing arrangements, which could result in a delay of your desired testing date.
- Submit an Alternative Testing Arrangements Request Form stating the specific accommodations you are requesting. This form can be found on the FTCE/FELE contractor website at www.fl.nesinc.com. You must submit a new form every time you register to test.
- Submit all required documentation, on official letterhead stationery (including physician name, address, and telephone number), from a medical doctor or licensed psychologist (including license number). The documentation must
- describe and attest to your specific disability and how it substantially limits one or more major life activities.
- contain an interpretation and summary of test data used to document the disability, dated within the past 3 years.
- be dated within the past 3 years when first presented. FTCE/FELE Customer Service keeps your documentation on file for 3 years after it is received.
- contain recommendations for alternative testing arrangements specifically related to the disability.
- Complete the registration process. When your request has been received and processed, you will be notified about the next steps for scheduling your appointment with any approved accommodations.
You should plan on beginning the registration process and submitting the form and any required documentation as early as possible in order to allow sufficient time for the review and processing of your request.
To register or to obtain specific information, visit www.fl.nesinc.com or call FTCE/FELE Customer Service toll-free at 866-613-3281 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.– Fri., excluding holidays. (The Automated Information System is available by phone 24 hours daily.)