Guidelines for Accommodations for NAPLEX & MPJE Testing

NAPLEX and MPJE candidates may request special accommodations for taking these examinations. An application asking for special accommodations and the accompanying documentation must be submitted to the Board of Pharmacy.

Candidates requesting special accommodations for NAPLEX and MPJE will need to provide the following documentation.

1) Application for Disability Accomodation (PDF file)

The Application for Disability Accommodation is provided to assist the board of pharmacy in evaluating whether or not a qualified disability exists under applicable state or federal law, and whether or not accommodations through nonstandard testing conditions are necessary and reasonable. The form also assists the applicant in documenting a disability through verifications made by the applicant and the appropriate practitioner.
Both parts of the form must be completed as directed (using additional information if necessary) and submitted to the board of pharmacy by the established deadline. A single form applies to all pharmacy licensing examinations administered by the board. The board will be unable to process any application for a disability accommodation that is not received by the stated deadline date. While applicants are not required to provide their social security number, this information is helpful in relating this Application for Disability Accommodation to the applicant's other application materials. Applicants should retain a copy of the form for their records.
Decisions regarding reasonable accommodations and eligibility for accommodations will be made by the board of pharmacy in accordance with the provisions of state and federal law, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Applicants will be notified, in writing, regarding what accommodation(s), if any, will be provided.
A completed Application for Disability Accommodation shall remain valid for a period of one (1) year from the date when first executed by the applicant. The form will be considered for any examination occurring within the one-year period. Applicants must resubmit documents if their disability status or requested accommodation(s) changes.

2) Documentation regarding your disability.

Documentation must include recent reports, test results, evaluations and assessments of the candidate’s need for accommodations due to a disability (physical or mental impairment) that substantially limits one or more major life activities. “Major life activities” include walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, breathing, learning, working, caring for one’s self and performing manual tasks. Mental impairment includes any mental or psychological disorder such as organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness and specific learning disabilities. Such disabilities are subject to the protection of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). Appropriate documentation supporting the request for accommodation, including results of appropriate diagnostic testing, must be submitted by a qualified professional with the expertise in the areas of the diagnosed disability.

A professionally recognized diagnosis must be included in the documentation which the board receives from the candidate. Documentation must also include: 
A history of the disability and any past accommodation granted the candidate and a description of its impact on the individual’s functioning; identification of the specific standardized and professionally recognized test/assessment given (e.g., Woodcock-Johnson, Weschler Adult Intelligence Scale); the scores resulting from testing, interpretation of the scores and evaluations; and, recommendations for testing accommodations with a stated rationale as to why the requested accommodation is necessary and appropriate for the diagnosed disability.

Questions or comments should be directed to the board of pharmacy in the state in which the applicant has applied to take the examination.

Submit the request for special accommodations to:

Jackie Yingling
Assistant Director
Kansas State Board of Pharmacy
800 SW Jackson, Ste. 1414
Topeka, KS 66612

For information contact Jackie Yingling at (785) 296-6504 or jackie.yingling@ks.gov.