Requesting Special Testing Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities
The South Dakota Board of Pharmacy and the National Association of the Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) abide by all applicable federal and state statutes relating to the accommodation of disabled individuals.
To ensure the security and integrity of the examinations, the Board of Pharmacy will evaluate special accommodation requests in consultation with NABP. Reasonable testing accommodations for qualified candidates with disabilities will be made only with the authorization of the Board of Pharmacy.
Application for Disability Accommodation -Licensing Examinations (Parts I and II)
The Application for Disability Accommodation (Part I) is provided to assist the board of pharmacy in evaluating whether a qualified disability exists under applicable state or federal law, and whether 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 (Part II).
The candidate must complete both parts of the form as directed (using additional information if necessary) and submit it 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, provided that the applicant makes a request for consideration by the examination application deadline date. Applicants must resubmit documents if their disability status or requested accommodation(s) changes by the stated deadline.
For additional information regarding procedures, deadline dates, and required documentation, contact the Board of Pharmacy prior to submitting registration materials. You should write:
South Dakota Board of Pharmacy
4001 W. Valhalla Blvd., Suite 106
Sioux Falls, SD 57106