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Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : Policy decisions for the Examination are made by the AICPA Board of Examiners after consultation with appropriate subcommittees and Examination stakeholders.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : POLICY STATEMENT

The following listed testing modifications are available for the Uniform CPA Examination and may be granted to any candidate their board of accountancy deems eligible:

• Time and a Half (E) – Examine allowed 50% additional testing time.

• Double Time (D) – Examine allowed 100% additional testing time.

• Separate Room (A) – Examine to be tested in a separate room and monitored by the TCA via closed circuit video (assistive personnel not required).

• Additional Breaks (AB) – Unscheduled breaks are included which an examine may initiate during a test let by activating a break button (assistive personnel is required for monitoring breaks).

• Reader (R) – An individual is present to read information verbatim from the screen for examine (separate room required).

• Amanuensis (U) – An individual is present to operate mouse and/or keyboard for examine (separate room required).

• Sign Language Interpreter (I) – An individual is present to sign the instructions for the examine and serve as interpreter between TCA and examine. Sign language interpreters are normally not allowed to accompany examine into the testing room.

• Intellikeys Keyboard (K) – Allows examine with limited use of hands to operate the keyboard.

• Magic Arm and Super Clamp Attachment for Monitor (M) – A swivel arm that allows precise placement of monitor.

• Expert Mouse (T) – A trackball mouse.

• Headmaster Plus Mouse Unit (H) – The mouse is operated by head movements.

• Screen Magnifier (S) – Attaches to monitor and enlarges screen.

• Zoomtext Software (Z) – Provides screen magnification.

• Logistical Provisions (L) – Adjustment of height of workstation table, monitor, or other similar accommodation or an allowance of specific items that have been approved by the board of accountancy (i.e. back wedge or pillow).

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : The following testing modifications are not required by the ADA and are not available as testing modifications for the Uniform CPA Examination:

• A separate room for using a breast pump;

• English as a second language;

• Audiotape, CD, or any electronic format;

• Written examination; or

• Braille.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : In special circumstances, minor testing modifications that are not required due to the American Disability Act may be approved and made available by the testing center. For example, an individual may need to have an injured foot elevated during the examination or an individual with back pain may need to stand up occasionally during an examination. The testing center may be able to reasonably accommodate such situations without violating the security limitations as long as the situation is not disruptive to other examinees. Each board of accountancy may approve non-ADA accommodations for individuals as long as they do not violate the security or the integrity of the examination. For example, an individual might be allowed to bring a pillow or wedge for a non-ADA back problem. Each candidate who is approved for a testing modification will be scheduled through the Special Accommodations Unit at Prometric and will not be able to use the other options for scheduling.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : Each board of accountancy will be responsible for approving, selecting and hiring assistive personnel for testing modifications that require such personnel. Guidelines and procedures for selecting assistive personnel can be found in Attachment B. Boards may use NASBA as an assistive personnel provider and will be invoiced for this service by NASBA approximately 30 days after each testing appointment. All assistive personnel assignments must be communicated by the board to Prometric through the NASBA National ADA Coordinator. A current price listing for NASBAprovided assistive personnel can be found in Attachment C.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : A candidate seeking testing modifications must submit a request directly to the board of accountancy. Candidates applying for the examination through CPA Examination Services (CPAES) should submit the ADA Modification Form, which is available at www.nasba.org, to CPAES. The board of accountancy or CPAES will review the candidate’s request for testing modifications and the supporting documentation. It is recommended that this process be completed within three (3) working days from the date the board of accountancy receives all required information. This will ensure that the candidate is scheduled for the examination with the appropriate accommodation(s) without delay. Non-CPAES Jurisdictions – The Board of Accountancy completes the appropriate section of the Authorisation to Test (ATT) for testing modifications and transmits it to NASBA. When NASBA transmits the NTS to Pro metric, the testing modification is included. The NTS is also sent to the candidate and includes the approved testing modifications. Pro metric then reviews the request and notifies NASBA of any questions or concerns about the request. If necessary, NASBA contacts the board of accountancy to obtain additional information. CPAES Jurisdictions – CPAES handles all aspects of application processing, including coding and transmittal of the ATT to NASBA.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : Arrangements for special services such as hiring readers, recorders/amanuensis, or interpreters (assistive personnel) are the responsibility of the board. NASBA serves as the central communication point between Prometric and the boards of accountancy for assistive personnel and special accommodations. If assistive personnel arrangements are required for a candidate’s approved testing modification, NASBA notifies the board (or the board’s designee – for example, CPAES or Castle). Once the candidate has scheduled an appointment to test, the board or its designee then hires the appropriate personnel and notifies NASBA of the arrangement. Should a candidate reschedule his or her appointment, the assistive personnel also has to be rescheduled, and NASBA notifies the board. Prometric closely coordinates the special accommodations with the testing centers, the candidate and any assistive personnel hired. Prometric invoices NASBA for extended time charges and/or site shutdowns and then the NASBA invoices the appropriate board of accountancy for payment. Assistive personnel are paid directly by the board.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination : Each board of accountancy should maintain a list of those assistive personnel approved to be used by the candidate. It is the responsibility of the board of accountancy to select the assistive personnel. NASBA may be engaged at a board’s request to provide assistive personnel services, either for a particular candidate or for all of a board’s candidates requiring assistive personnel. NASBA invoices the board for these services according to the price listing included in Attachment C.

After receiving the NTS, the candidate must contact the Prometric Special Conditions Department (SCD) to schedule an appointment to take the examination. After the appointment is scheduled, a confirmation is sent by Prometric to the candidate to confirm the scheduled arrangements. When a candidate calls the SCD to schedule an appointment to test, the candidate is referred to a Special Conditions Representative (SCR). If the SCR has no record of the modifications, the candidate will be given an appointment and is instructed to contact his or her board of accountancy. If a candidate who has been approved to test with modifications arrives at the test center with his or her Prometric confirmation and NTS and finds that no arrangements have been made or that incorrect modifications have been made, the candidate will be given the opportunity to test under standard conditions or will be re-scheduled at no charge as soon as possible. If a candidate arrives at the test center and indicates that he or she has requested modifications, but no testing modifications have been approved, the candidate will be given the opportunity to test under standard conditions or the candidate may contact his or her board of accountancy to resolve the issue. If a candidate arrives at the test center requesting special modifications, but did not submit a request for such modifications, he or she will not be allowed to test with modifications. The candidate will be given the opportunity to test under standard conditions at that time and if the candidate declines to test under standard conditions and prefers to request modifications, he or she will be instructed to contact their board of accountancy to re-apply for the examination. If the candidate declines to test, the candidate will be reported as a no-show.

Policy Decisions For Uniform CPA Examination

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