Testing Conditions for Candidates with Specific Additional Needs

If you have a visual, hearing, physical or other impairment that might interfere with your ability to take the test in the standard manner, you should apply for testing conditions for candidates with specific additional needs online via your candidate account as soon as possible after registration.

All such requests must be submitted no later than 3 January 2018 and must be accompanied by an explanatory letter from a registered health practitioner. This letter must be no more than one year old. The documentation from your practitioner must give clear information on your condition and the kind of support needed.

Candidates with dyslexia or other specific learning difficulties should submit a copy of an appropriate educational psychologist’s report (no more than 3 years old) for consideration. If your report is more than 3 years old, it may still be accepted as long as it is accompanied by a recent letter from a psychologist stating that the information in the report is still valid.

All reasonable efforts will be made to provide appropriate testing conditions for approved candidates. The aim is to ensure no due disadvantage is experienced, while at the same time ensuring that where testing conditions have been modified for a reason relating to a candidate’s individual requirements that an unfair advantage has not been created. The HPAT-Ulster Office may not be able to accommodate candidates who do not apply by the stated deadline.

Applications will be processed after the deadline of 3 January 2018 and candidates will be notified of the outcome soon after.

Note: There is no possibility of special consideration being given to test results. In no circumstances will scores be adjusted to account for any perceived disadvantage.