CIPM Exam Disability Accommodations

Request Submission Deadlines

  • March exam: 31 December
  • September exam: 15 July
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We're committed to offering the CIPM exam in a manner and location accessible to individuals with disabilities, in compliance with the law. We grant testing accommodations to candidates whose physical or mental impairment substantially limits their ability to sit for the exam as compared to the general population.

Note: We only review requests submitted online. Please do not schedule your exam until we process your request.

  • Your completed form and supporting documentation in English must be received by the deadline noted above. Once received, we will confirm receipt via email.
  • Please allow up to six weeks for processing. We will notify you regarding the status of your request once it has been evaluated.
  • CFA Institute does not guarantee that your request for disability testing accommodations will be granted, even if you have previously received disability accommodations.

What Do I Need to Submit a Request?

Our request process requires that you submit the following:

  1. Our Online Request Form. This can be submitted once you have registered for the program.
    1. If you have already scheduled your exam appointment, please contact Pearson VUE to cancel. If you do not cancel, it may delay the processing of our request.
  2. The Medical Professional Questionnaire (PDF). This must be filled out by a qualified professional and returned to us.
  3. Comprehensive Evaluation. You will need to submit your most recent evaluation, which must be three years old or less (see below for details).
  4. Supporting Documentation. This may include school records, previous test results (such as SAT/ACT), or any other documentation demonstrating a history of significant impairment or limitation.
Guidelines for the Comprehensive Evaluation:
  • The evaluation should be conducted by a qualified professional with expertise in the disability for which the accommodation is sought.
  • Be up-to-date and comprehensive; as a guideline, CFA Institute suggests that your most recent evaluation is less than three years old.
  • With the exception of physical disabilities, the qualified professional should consider the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) or equivalent diagnostic standards (non-US) when making a diagnosis.
  • Include an evaluation of current impact of the claimed disability.
  • Because the professional must individually and personally evaluate an applicant for a testing accommodation, provide evidence that the diagnosis does not rely solely on self-report in establishing developmental history, current symptoms, and evidence of clinically significant impairment.
  • If the condition for which the accommodation sought is treatable with corrective lenses, explain past and current treatments for this condition and the effects of these treatments in ameliorating symptoms.
  • Provide objective evidence of a material restriction in the area for which an accommodation is requested.

For more details on any of these items, contact the Exam Coordinator.