GIAC provides reasonable special accommodations according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1991. Reasonable accommodations will provide candidates with disabilities a fair, equal opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and skill in the essential functions being measured by GIAC Certification examinations. All reasonable special accommodation requests must be received by GIAC at least four weeks in advance of a candidate taking a specific exam.
Reasonable accommodations are decided upon based on the individual's specific request, specific disability, documentation submitted, and appropriateness of the request.
Reasonable accommodations do not include actions that fundamentally alter the purpose or nature of the examination. Reasonable accommodations generally are provided for candidates who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits that person in one or more major life activities (e.g., walking, talking, hearing and performing manual tasks); have a record of such physical or mental impairment; or is regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.
To apply for reasonable special accommodations, you must submit a written request along with supporting documentation from your licensed health care provider. Documentation must include information that explains the nature of the disability, the specific type of accommodation you are requesting and must be presented to GIAC on official letter head from your health care provider.
To request a reasonable special accommodation from GIAC, fax your request along with the required support information to 808-822-4810; requests must be received at least four weeks in advance of when you plan to take the exam.
For questions regarding special accommodation requests, please email ADA@giac.org