Candidates with Disabilities

The American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD), in accordance with the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and, therefore, will provide or allow the use of necessary auxiliary aids, services or testing conditions that do not fundamentally alter the measurement of the skills or knowledge intended to be tested.

In order to effectively implement this policy, candidates must notify the AOBD at the time of application for certification (no later than August 1 of the year of certification examination). This strict deadline allows the AOBD to request the necessary documentation, to review the records and to verify the disability.

Upon receipt of request for special testing accommodation, the AOBD will initiate the appropriate procedural steps, but it should be clearly understood that all special arrangements must be made and agreed upon in advance. Thus, early notification of the REQUEST for special testing accommodations is strongly encouraged.