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Nonstandard Test Accomodations

Cambridge English provides a Special Arrangements service for candidates, for example those with learning difficulties, hearing difficulties and visual difficulties.

Types of Accommodations or Modifications

  • extended testing time
  • additional rest breaks
  • reader
  • scribe
  • recorder to mark answers
  • headphones
  • alternate test formats, e.g., Braille, enlarged print
  • alternate response formats, e.g., computer for writing section
  • wheelchair access


  • Documentation should be no more than two years old and must be issued by a licensed or certified public-sector professional who is qualified to evaluate the examinee's disability.
  • All documentation in a language other than English must be translated into English.
  • The translation should be certified by an authorized professional or authority such as a lawyer of the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Translation Service.
  • Either the original certified translation or a certified copy of the original certified translation can be submitted.
  • All documentation should be submitted to the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications at least four weeks before the date of the test date.

Submission of Requests

  • To make a request for Nonstandard Test Accommodation, interested candidates should complete the Nonstandard Test Accommodation Request Form and submit it to the Hellenic American Union Center for Examinations and Certifications with all relevant documentation.
  • All materials should be submitted at least four weeks before the date of the test date.

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Denial/modification of Requests

Requests for accommodation may be denied or modified, or test results may be invalidated if:

  • The documentation is submitted at the time of the examination or after the examination
  • The documentation is not from a qualified professional
  • The disability is not clearly described and does not clearly define the extent of the disability (“poor eyesight” or “psychological difficulties” is too vague)
  • The documentation is outdated and does not describe the examinee’s current functioning
  • The disability does not affect the examinee’s test performance

There is disagreement between the individual requesting accommodation and Cambridge English regarding the type of accommodation requested (e.g., amount of time by which test can be extended or mode of presentation)

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