Requesting ADA Accommodations for Third-Party Exams

 

 

Exams included in WGU courses and programs but that are created by third parties, such as IT certification exams, are also administered by companies that have independent rules and processes regarding disability accommodations. In most cases WGU Student Accessibility Services are not allowed to coordinate accommodation(s) for these exams and WGU students will need to make arrangements independently.

 

 

Praxis

The PRAXIS exam is distributed by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and other exams providers. To receive accommodations for your PRAXIS exam, you must contact ETS directly and work with their disability office.

ETS is committed to providing reasonable testing accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities or health-related needs, as recognized under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments Act. They treat every request for accommodations on a case-by-case basis and have established policies and procedures that give people with disabilities or health-related needs access to their tests. Some accommodations they offer include extended testing time, extra breaks, a reader, a recorder/writer of answers and a separate testing room.

The links below provide additional information regarding the disabilities process with ETS:


Students should review all the materials before submitting a request for accommodation(s). For additional information and forms, they can visit ETS Disabilities and Health-related Needs (opens new window).

 

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IT Certifications

To receive accommodation(s) with Certiport, Prometric, and Pearson Vue, students must submit a request for accommodation(s) to the specific proctor's disabilities office.

 

  • Prometric: Students requiring testing accommodation(s) are encouraged to call them directly to discuss their needs for and/or schedule an examination. 

Website: Pearson Vue Test accommodations (opens new window)
Email:     accommodationspearsonvue@pearson.com
Fax:        610.617.9397

 

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Other Third-Party Exams

  •  ATI: WGU will coordinate student accommodations with ATI and the proctoring location. Students should put a note in the test request indicating they have accommodations.
  • SMEI: WGU will coordinate student accommodations with SMEI and the proctoring location. Students should put a note in the test request indicating they have accommodations. Tests must be scheduled at least two weeks in advance.
  • Action Selling: WGU will coordinate student accommodations with SMEI and the proctoring location. Students should put a note in the test request indicating they have accommodations.
  • HRCI: Prometric:  Students requiring testing accommodation(s) are encouraged to call them directly to discuss their needs for and/or schedule their examination.
  • SHRM: Prometric:  Students requiring Testing Accommodation(s) are encouraged to call them directly to discuss their needs for and/or schedule their examination.

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