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 disability, supporting documentation provided, specific request 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 a physical or mental impairment or are regarded as having a physical or mental impairment.
To apply for reasonable special accommodations, please submit a written request accompanied by supporting documentation on official letter head from your health care provider that explains the nature of the disability and specifies the exact accommodation(s) needed by faxing it to 808-822-4810 or emailing it to ADA@giac.org. Requests must be received at least four weeks before you wish to take the exam.
For questions regarding special accommodation requests, please email ADA@giac.org