QABA’s accommodations policy outlines the guidelines and procedures for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities or specific needs. The purpose of this policy provides QABA’s commitment to inclusivity, equal opportunities, and compliance with applicable laws (e.g., the Americans with Disabilities Act in the United States).
- Individuals who are eligible for accommodations include candidates or certificants in QABA programs who are a personthat has a disability, such as a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits major life activities.
- Definition of Accommodations: The online exam accommodations form provides information from your doctor to access and participate fully in QABA’s enrollment, examination, and renewal.
- Request Process: Individuals may request accommodations by completing the Accommodation Form along with providing supporting documents, to our online application. If you prefer to submit them directly to QABA, please contact [email protected] or call us at 877-220-1839. Please allow 30 days for QABA to review and approve your accommodation request before scheduling your exam.
- Evaluation and Approval Process: Once your application is submitted, QABA will review the information and make a decision. QABA reviews the submitted documentation to assess the validity of the request and determine if the individual meets the eligibility criteria for accommodation. This may involve verifying medical or disability-related information.It is important to note that each accommodation request is an individualized, interactive process to assess the request and determine reasonable accommodations.
- Confidentiality: The confidentiality of accommodation requests is a crucial aspect of the process, as it involves sensitive and personal information. QABA has policies in place to protect the privacy and confidentiality of individuals who submit accommodation requests. Only individuals directly involved in the evaluating and processing of accommodation requests will have access to the information provided
- Provision of Accommodations: Accommodations will be provided through adjustments of exam policies or through the provision of auxiliary aids or services. This may include extra time for the exam, breaks, a reader, or more.
- Timeframe: QABA requires 30 days for evaluating and implementing accommodations, considering the complexity of the request and available resources. QABA is committed to providing accommodations in a prompt manner.
- Review and Appeals: In some cases, if the accommodation request is denied, individuals may have the option to appeal the decision. This may involve submitting additional documentation or participating in a formal appeal hearing.
- Compliance: QABA is committed to comply with applicable laws and regulations related to accommodations. If you have any questions or further inquiries, please contact us at [email protected] or 877-220-1839.