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re-examination, pursuant to Section 943.1397, F.S.  The following conditions shall be documented in the applicant’s request to reschedule the SOCE date:

(a) – (d) No change.

(e) Traffic crash.  An applicant involved in a vehicular crash while in route to the examination site shall provide Commission staff with a copy of the accident report issued by a law enforcement agency.

Specific Authority 943.03(4), 943.12(1) FS.  Law Implemented 943.12(17), 943.1397(3) FS.  History–New 1-10-94, Amended 1-2-97, 7-7-99, 7-29-01, 11-5-02, 11-30-04, 3-21-07,.

11B-30.0071 Examination Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities.

(1) In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, the Department shall provide reasonable and appropriate accommodations to individuals with physical, mental, or specific learning disabilities to the extent such accommodations do not create an undue cost, administration restraints, security considerations, and availability of resources.  Accommodations made will vary depending upon the nature and the severity of the disability.  Each case shall be dealt with on an individual basis with the limits prescribed herein.  Reference information and guidelines regarding the process for documenting disabilities are contained in the “Request for Test Accommodations for Examinees with Disabilities,” document, which may be obtained via the following web address:  http://www.fdle.state.fl.us/cjst/exam/SpecialAccommodationsManual.pdf or by writing to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Certification Examination Section, Post Office Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489, Attention: ADA Coordinator, or by calling (Voice) (850) 410-8600, (TDD): (850) 656-9597.

(2) An applicant requesting special accommodations shall submit an Application for Individuals Requesting Special Test Accommodations, form CJSTC-502, revised November 8, 2007 August 3, 2006, hereby incorporated by reference, which shall be submitted forty-five days prior to the requested State Officer Certification Examination (SOCE) date.  The Application for Officer Certification Examination form CJSTC-500 shall be submitted according to the established deadline date for the requested SOCE.  The individual shall provide documentation of the disability by an appropriate professional, pursuant to paragraph (7)(6)(e) of this rule section, when the disability and the requested accommodations are not obvious.  Forms CJSTC-500 and CJSTC-502 may be obtained by writing to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Certification Examination Section, Post Office Box 1489, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1489, Attention: ADA Coordinator, or by calling (Voice) (850) 410-8602, (TDD): (850) 656-9597.

(3) Accommodations Reasonable and appropriate accommodations to take the SOCE shall be provided for qualifying individuals pursuant to (2) of this rule section.  All accommodations shall be directly linked to the amelioration of the identified functional limitations caused by the asserted disability and must be reasonable and effective. Permissible accommodations include:

(a) Flexible Time.  Individuals requiring extra time to take the SOCE shall submit a recommendation of such from an appropriate professional, pursuant to paragraph (7)(e) of this rule section.  The Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission, herein referred to as “Commission,” recognizes that using a live reader takes longer than reading regular print.  Untimed certification examinations shall not be provided.

(b) Flexible Setting.  Individual and small group settings for administration of the SOCE shall be made available to individuals when such a service is recommended by an appropriate professional.

(c) Flexible Recording of Responses.  The individual’s responses may be recorded by a proctor or marked on the test booklet.  The proctor may transcribe the individual’s responses into a machine scannable answer sheet.  In these instances, the individual will verify that the answers he or she indicated were marked.

(c)(d) Flexible Format.  The test booklet may be produced in large print.

(d)(e) Assistive Devices.  Upon approval by Commission staff the Commission and based on documented need, the individual shall be allowed to use lights and magnifiers.

(4) No change.

(5) Commission staff the Commission shall request further evidence for the necessity of the accommodation when the evidence substantiating the need for the accommodation is incomplete, inconclusive, unclear, or does not substantiate the need for the requested accommodation not complete.  The Commission shall request that the individual receive another professional evaluation to verify the disability, which shall be paid by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, or to determine what accommodations are most appropriate and effective when the initial evaluation is inconclusive, unclear, or does not substantiate the need for the requested accommodation, which shall be paid for by the individual.

(6) – (7) No change.

(a) No change.

1. – 3. No change.

(b) – (e) No change.

Specific Authority 943.03(4), 943.12(1), 943.1397 FS.  Law Implemented 943.12(17), 943.1397 FS.  History–New 7-29-01, Amended 11-5-02, 11-30-04, 3-21-07,.

11B-30.008 State Officer Certification Examination Site Administration.

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