Understanding test accommodations
We provide appropriate arrangements to individuals who demonstrate a documented need. Test accommodations are individualized, so we consider them on a case-by-case basis in partnership with your testing program. Test accommodations may also be known as “special arrangements” or “reasonable adjustments."
Pearson VUE test accommodations may include:
- Extra testing time
- A separate testing room
How to request test accommodations
Each exam program has specific processes and requirements. To request accommodations, please start by choosing your exam program from the list.
Document your disability
We have compiled a list of testing clinics throughout the U.S. and Canada that may offer lower-cost adult assessments to help you document your disability. Find a lower-cost testing clinic:
United States lower-cost clinics Canada lower-cost clinics
Approved comfort aids
Our test centers allow the comfort aids listed in the downloadable PDF. On exam day, our test center staff will ask to visually inspect these items.
Download the list
Testing exceptions for nursing mothers
Pearson VUE supports test-takers that require an exception to breastfeed, express, or pump breast milk during their exam. Your exam program must approve your accommodations request in order for you to breastfeed, express, or pump during your exam.
Pumping breast milk
To be considered for a nursing mothers accommodation to pump during your exam, you must complete the accommodation request process. Please check your exam program’s policies prior to scheduling your exam and note that this accommodations request may require you to schedule your exam at a different test center than your preferred location.
Testing at Pearson-owned test center in the Americas
If you are testing at a Pearson VUE-owned and operated test center in the Americas region, we’ve established a private space region for women to pump at each location. The private space varies at each test center. It is either a breakroom with a door or a break area with a privacy screen. Each space has a chair, table, and electrical outlet and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Testing at a third-party site or outside the Americas
If you are testing outside of a Pearson VUE-owned and operated test center or outside of the Americas region, our team will make reasonable efforts to find you a suitable space to pump during your exam.
If you prefer to breastfeed, you must do so outside of the testing facility, as children are not allowed in the test center. Please note: you must check your exam program’s policies because some programs do not allow candidates to leave the test center during an exam at all. Please complete the accommodations request process and, if your program allows you to leave the test center during an exam, our team will make reasonable efforts to help you find a suitable space to breastfeed.