Request test accommodations for Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC)

Each request for test accommodations is considered on a case-by-case basis.

Follow these steps

  1. Read the Guidelines for Candidates.
  2. Print a copy of the Accommodations Request Form for your disability.
    Complete section one.
  3. If you haven't already done so, give your evaluator (doctor, psychologist) a copy of the Guidelines for Evaluators for your disability. Your evaluator should make sure that the documentation he/she provides meets our guidelines. In most cases, your evaluator will be a psychologist or doctor who administered a series of psychological, educational or medical tests with you, and provided you with a copy of a diagnostic report or a detailed letter.
  4. Give your Accommodations Request Form to your evaluator and have him/her complete the relevant sections.
  5. When both you and your evaluator have completed the Accommodations Request Form, fax your materials to Pearson VUE. Fax: 610-617-9397
  6. Allow 10 business days for us to review your materials.
  7. We will notify you by email of our decision. If you are approved for test accommodations, the email will provide you with additional instructions for how to schedule your accommodated test. It is your responsibility to ensure that you provide us with a current, accurate email address.
  8. If you are not satisfied with the test accommodations decision, you may appeal this decision by completing an Appeal Form and providing us with additional documentation to review.

Consider sending us supporting documentation

It would be helpful (but is not required) for you to provide additional supporting documentation, such as:

  • School records that show participation in special education services
  • Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)
  • Transcripts from middle school or high school
  • Other records that show a history of academic difficulties due to your disability

Appeal a decision

You may appeal a test accommodations decision if you’re unhappy with the outcome. Please complete the Appeal Form and provide us with additional documentation to review. Disability experts review all appeal requests.

Download forms

Required forms are available in two formats.

  1. PDF — represented by this icon Adobe Acrobat PDF (requires Adobe® Acrobat® installed on your computer)
  2. DOC — represented by this icon Microsoft Word Document (requires Microsoft® Word® installed on your computer)

Find the form you wish to download. Then, click on the link for the format that is most appropriate for you.

Candidate Guide (Test Takers) Adobe Acobat Microsoft Word
Guidelines for Candidates Adobe Acrobat PDF106 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document104 KB, DOC
Accommodations Request Forms Adobe Acobat Microsoft Word
LCD - Learning and Other Cognitive Disabilities Adobe Acrobat PDF375 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document101 KB, DOC
ADHD - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Adobe Acrobat PDF244 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document75 KB, DOC
EPP - Psychological and Psychiatric Disorders Adobe Acrobat PDF250 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document79 KB, DOC
PCH - Physical Disorders and Chronic Health Conditions Adobe Acrobat PDF218 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document74 KB, DOC
Guidelines for Evaluators Adobe Acobat Microsoft Word
LCD - Evaluator Guidelines Adobe Acrobat PDF119 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document80 KB, DOC
ADHD - Evaluator Guidelines Adobe Acrobat PDF126 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document69 KB, DOC
EPP - Evaluator Guidelines Adobe Acrobat PDF123 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document69 KB, DOC
PCH - Evaluator Guidelines Adobe Acrobat PDF123 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document69 KB, DOC
Extensions Adobe Acobat Microsoft Word
Extension Form Adobe Acrobat PDF252 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document68 KB, DOC
Appeals Adobe Acobat Microsoft Word
Appeal Form Adobe Acrobat PDF228 KB, PDF Microsoft Word Document68 KB, DOC

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Last updated 2015-10-21