Special Accommodations


Candidates with documented visual, physical, hearing or learning disabilities, which would prevent them from taking an examination under standard conditions, may request special testing accommodations and arrangements.

AFP and Pearson VUE require written documentation of the disability from the candidate's doctor or from another qualified medical professional who has treated the candidate for the disability. The documentation should include a description of the disability, treatment dates and recommended accommodations. This written documentation must accompany the registration form when submitted to AFP. Candidates using the online application should submit their documentation to certification@afponline.org within one week of submitting their application.  There is no extra fee for making these arrangements.

In considering a request from an applicant for special accommodations, AFP and Pearson VUE are guided by a sense of fairness. Special accommodations are granted to give an approved candidate the opportunity to be examined in an equivalent manner with other candidates, but not to provide an advantage over other candidates