Special Testing Accommodations

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The ATCB offers three types of test accommodations. Exam candidates who are testing for state licensure should check for particular state requirements or limitations regarding accommodations.

If you are an ATR applying for Board Certification and you are requesting special examination accommodations to take the ATCBE, you must answer the required questions in the ATR-BC online application. If requesting special accommodations, your application MUST be submitted at least sixty (60) days prior to the examination date or testing window. In some instances, supporting documentation or a fee may be required as described below. Requests that are not accompanied by the required supporting documentation or fee cannot be approved.

Candidates With Disabilities

When completing your online ATR-BC application, be prepared to briefly identify the nature of your disability and provide (either by uploading or by postal mail) letterhead documentation from a qualified professional specifying diagnosis and recommended accommodations. You must specify the special accommodations and/or arrangements you will need to complete the ATCBE. Documentation may not be more than five years old. There is no fee for the disability accommodation.

Candidates for Whom English is a Second Language

If English is not your native language, you may request two additional hours to test. You may also request a word-to-word translation dictionary (the dictionary must be non-electronic, must not define terms, and must be supplied by the examinee). There is a $60 fee for this accommodation in addition to the standard application fee, which must be paid at the time of application. This fee is non-refundable if you do not end up using the additional time or dictionary.

Request for Non-Saturday Exam (for paper-and-pencil administrations only)

Non-Saturday testing is available only for ATRs who cannot test on Saturday because of religious convictions. To apply for this accommodation, you must provide (either by uploading or by postal mail) signed letterhead documentation from your clergyperson verifying that you cannot participate in the examination on a Saturday for religious reasons. There is no fee for this accommodation.


All Users: In order to apply for a credential or register for the ATCB Examination, one must register and apply online.

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