GIAC Disability Accommodation Policy

GIAC Disability Accommodation Policy

GIAC provides reasonable accommodations to ensure all individuals with disabilities have a fair and equal opportunity, appropriate to the candidate's diagnosis and needs. GIAC applies the guidelines set by the Americans with Disabilities Act to both international and domestic candidates alike. 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.

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.

All reasonable special accommodation requests must be received by GIAC at least four weeks in advance of a candidate taking a specific exam. To apply for reasonable special accommodations, please submit a request directly to GIAC via GIAC Special Request Form