Accommodations: ESL & Disability Options

If English is your second language, or if you have a disability, you may qualify for a special accommodation to remove barriers to writing your exam.  

English as a Second Language Accommodation Options

If English is your second language, you may apply to use a Translator/ Interpreter, a translation dictionary, or request a French version of your exam.

Using a Translator/Interpreter

If English is your second language, you may apply to ITA to use a Translator/Interpreter during your exam. ITA must receive your application 30 days before your exam. You will be given an additional hour to write your exam. 

  1. Examination Application
  2. Request for Examination Accommodation form
  3. Translator/Interpreter Declaration form

Using a Translation Dictionary

If English is your second language, you may apply to ITA to use a translation dictionary during your exam (ITA does not provide a translation dictionary). ITA must receive your application 30 days before your exam. The translation dictionary may be used to translate words or phrases from English into your preferred language. Dictionaries providing definitions, examples or similar information, are not allowed. The ITA invigilator will examine the dictionary before and after the exam. You will NOT be given extra exam time to use a translation dictionary.

  1. Examination Application        
  2. Request for Examination Accommodation form

French Version of Exam

You may apply to have a bilingual (French and English) version of your written Inter-Provincial Red Seal exam.

Please contact us if you would like to schedule a bilingual exam.

Disability Accommodation Options

Using a Reader

Exam accommodations are available if you have a disability that requires your exam to be read to you.  Apply to ITA for permission to use a Reader during your exam.  You will be given an additional hour to write your exam.  ITA must receive your application 30 days before your exam date.  You may request that ITA provide a Reader, or you may also request permission to use your own Reader.

  1. Examination Application
  2. Request for Examination Accommodation form
  3. Reader declaration form

Additional Exam Time

Exam accommodations are available if you have a disability that requires you to have extra time for your exam.  Apply to ITA if you require additional time for your exam session.  ITA must receive your application 30 days before the exam date.

  1. Examination Application
  2. Request for Examination Accommodation form
 

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