AHIMA/NOVA/Pearson VUE provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) for individuals with documented disabilities who demonstrate a need for accommodation.
HOW TO REQUEST TEST ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE HIT Pro TM EXAMINATION
- An applicant must personally submit a written request.
- Requests by a third party (such as an evaluator, employer, etc.) will not be considered.
- If an applicant has a documented disability covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) and requires test accommodations, s/he must notify AHIMA/NOVA/Pearson VUE in writing each time s/he requests accommodations.
- The request should indicate the nature of the disability and the test accommodations needed. A qualified professional must verify in the documentation both the disability and explain the need for test accommodations.
- Applicants will be notified in writing whether their accommodation request has been approved.
- The request must be submitted and processed prior to scheduling the HIT Pro TM examination. Please note that it may take as long as 30 days for processing.
What to Do:
1. Read the General Guidelines for Documenting a Request for Test Accommodations and the specific guidelines for your disability area and share them with the professional who will be preparing your documentation.
2. Complete the Test Accommodation Request Form, which can be downloaded from the HIT Pro TM website: Pro-ADA-Request-Form
3. Attach documentation of the disability and your need for accommodation. Compare your documentation with the information listed in the documentation guidelines to ensure a complete submission. Incomplete documentation will delay processing of your request.
4. Attach a personal statement describing your disability and its impact on your ability to access the examination and in your daily life. If you are currently employed, also describe any current workplace accommodations.
5. Submit all documentation as outlined in the Documentation Guidelines including the following:
- Typed or printed letters and reports from evaluators on official letterhead.
- All documents in English. You are responsible for providing certified English translations of foreign-language documentation.
- Records from childhood which demonstrate early impairment if you are requesting accommodations based on a developmental disorder such as a learning disorder (LD) or attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
- Documentation of your functional impairment in activities beyond test-taking.
- Verification of your functional impairment by impartial third-party individuals who have observed you in day-to-day functioning or in workplace situations.
6. Retain a photocopy of all Request Forms and documentation submitted.
7. Send your completed Test Accommodation Request Form and documentation with your Examination Registration form to HIT Pro Disability Services at the following fax or mail address:
Attention: HIT Pro Disability Services
233 N. Michigan Ave, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601