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
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 candidates 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
ones 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 individuals
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
Submit the request for special accommodations to:
Kansas State Board of Pharmacy
900 SW Jackson, Ste. 560
Topeka, KS 66612-1230
For information contact Christina Morris at (785) 296-6504.