Any applicant who plans to take the RPNCE has the right to request an exam accommodation — a modification of exam procedures or testing conditions. The modification helps an applicant who has a professionally diagnosed physical or mental condition/disorder/disability to take the exam. It is designed to meet the particular needs of the applicant.
When requesting a testing accommodation, submit the request in writing, along with the required supporting documentation, at least 12 weeks before the examination date to the CRPNA office by fax (780-436-4165), email or mail.
Qualifying for exam accommodation
To qualify for an exam accommodation, a request must:
- Be based on a professionally recognized diagnosis of a disability, impairment, condition, or disorder (or any other grounds listed in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms or the Alberta Human Rights Code).
- Show how the condition/disability/disorder will interfere with the ability to take the exam, and how the accommodation will addresses it.
- Be based on a current condition/disability/disorder (within 2 years) the applicant no longer lives with.
- Ensure the integrity of the exam remains intact.
There is no fee for requesting an accommodation; however, applicants are responsible for any costs associated with collecting the supporting documentation (e.g., assessment/reporting fees charged by health professionals to complete the form or submit an assessment of the diagnosis, etc.).
Will an accommodation request affect an application for registration?
Fitness to practice nursing is a requirement for registration and includes the capacity to practice nursing safely if a physical or mental condition/disorder/disability could affect the ability to practice nursing safely. On a request for accommodation, candidates will be notified and will have an opportunity to submit information for consideration before a decision is made regarding eligibility for registration.
Complete these forms and submit all supporting documents as soon as possible to avoid delays.