CANDIDATES WITH DISABILITIES
The American Board of Dermatology supports the intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, therefore, will provide or allow the use of necessary auxiliary aids, services or testing conditions that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge the Board assessment program is intended to test. In order to implement this policy, notification of the need for special testing circumstances must be given to the American Board of Dermatology by a candidate for certification at the time that he/she submits the application for any of the ABD certifying examinations. This deadline (March 1) is necessary in order to allow the Board to request the necessary documentation, to review the records and to verify the disability. In addition, since this policy also applies to the in-training examination, which is under the jurisdiction of the American Board of Dermatology, appropriate advance notification of the need for special testing circumstances must be provided when the application for the in-training examination is submitted by the department. Upon receipt of such request, the American Board of Dermatology will initiate the appropriate procedural steps, but it should be understood that all special arrangements must be made and agreed upon in advance; therefore, early notification of the need for special testing circumstances is encouraged.