Applications for the March 2013 examinations will be available in late November 2012.
Requesting Test Accommodations
The NBCE makes every attempt to honor requests for test accommodations for any of the following reasons:
- a physical or learning disability
- a temporary physical limitation, such as for a nursing mother or a broken limb
- a religious conviction requiring a modified test schedule
When requesting test accommodations due to a physical or learning disability, an applicant must submit a request form, a current disability report, and an evaluator review. The request form must be submitted each time an examinee applies for an examination. See the test accommodation guidelines brochure for specific documentation information.
Each request is reviewed on an individual basis and appropriate accommodations are granted if approved.
Religious Conviction Registration
The NBCE realizes that some individuals have religious convictions that prevent them from taking examinations on holy days. The NBCE therefore schedules examinations on different days of the weekend in March than in September. For example, the NBCE schedules Part I on Friday and Saturday in September, and on Saturday and Sunday in March. This facilitates scheduling for examinees who wish to apply for delayed cycle examinations.
The NBCE allows two options for examinees with religious conviction scheduling conflicts:
- take examination(s) on a delayed cycle
- take alternative examination(s)
Examinees must submit a current Religious Conviction Registration form to apply for religious conviction consideration with either option.
Click here for examples of how delayed cycle examinations could work. These examples are based on examinees meeting all eligibility requirements by the suggested times and passing examinations on their first attempt.
Examinees who opt to take an alternative examination will take their examinations during the regularly scheduled administration. There is a fee for this service. Please contact the NBCE Examinee Relations Specialist at 800-964-6223, ext. 145.
For more information, contact: Examinee Relations Specialist