Special Accommodation Policy


Rocheston Department of Certification (RDoC) is fair and impartial to candidates who are differently abled, or have physical, visual, speech, hearing impairment.

Any person with a physical, physiological, sensory, cognitive or developmental impairment, is categorized as a candidate with disabilities. Rocheston Department of Certification is committed to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 1991), to accommodate reasonable requests by candidates with disabilities finding it very difficult to attempt our certification exams within the prescribed exam duration. The special accommodation request is evaluated based on the candidate’s accommodation request, nature of disability, and practicality of the request. The special accommodation request form has to be filled and signed by a legally approved professional, expert or practitioner to support the candidate’s special accommodation request.

NOTE: The information requested by RDoC will be held strictly confidential and will not be released without the candidate’s permission.

Timeline for Request

The RDoC requires advance notification of requests for accommodations as well as a reasonable amount of time to review and implement such requests. The candidates are required to submit their special accommodation requests to the Rocheston Department of Certification at least 20 days prior to registering for the exam. The Rocheston Department of Certification will respond with its decision within 7 days and provide the details of online login instructions to accommodate the candidate’s special needs.

Candidates seeking to take the exam will require basic knowledge of the english language in order to read, comprehend and reply to examination questions and converse with the proctor.

Accommodations may include:

  • A separate testing room
  • A scribe

Test accommodations are individualized and considered on a case-by-case basis. Consequently, no single type of test accommodation would necessarily be appropriate for all individuals with disabilities.

How to apply

  • Accommodations can be requested online using the Special Accommodation Request Form.
  • Relevant documents need to be uploaded
  • After you have uploaded the necessary documents, click the “Submit” button at the bottom of the page. A system generated email will be sent to the registered email acknowledging the receipt of the request
  • Please allow 7 business days for the RDoC team to review documents submitted
  • After review of documents, a notification email will be sent to the registered email ID on the determination of request.
  • After the receipt of the determination notification, the candidate can proceed to register for the exam

Register and Schedule for the Exam

A candidate can register by following these steps:
  • Step 1: Send an email to [email protected] to register for the exam.
  • Step 2: Attach a copy of your resume, and a scanned copy of an identification document, such as Driver’s License or Government-issued ID Card.
  • Step 3: Scanned documents to be attached with the email
  • Step 4: Remit prescribed payment as a non-refundable Exam Registration Fee
  • Step 5: The Rocheston Department of Certification will verify the information submitted in the application.
  • Step 6: If the application is approved, a confirmation email to take the RCCE exam, including the link for the exam will be sent to the candidates.
  • Step 7: Visit the Rocheston Ramsys Exam Booking platform at https://www.rosebird.org/booking/ to book a convenient month and date to take up the exam.
  • Step 8: Take the exam, please visit https://cert.rocheston.com/exams/ramsys/ and download the Safe Exam Browser (SEB) tool to enter the Ramsys proctoring platform.

Request for a Scribe

Generally, candidates who have an impairment that restricts the ability to hand-write, type or maintain the posture required for writing, or those who, as a result of an impairment, may require a scribe. The candidate has to fill and attach the Special Accommodation Request form as a scanned document in the email request to RDoCc

The selected scribe can have an educational background related to any field ( Except cybersecurity ) and can also opt to have a practice session when working with the candidate to assess the candidate’s needs and preferences. The scribe must be introduced to the Exam/Proctor Coordinator before scheduling the exam. The Exam/Proctor Coordinator would verify the identity of the scribe along with the candidate before the exam starts. RCCE exam would be carried out at a physical location where, a Rocheston proctor would be present, apart from the candidate and the scribe, in a test room.

During the Examination

  • Be ready at least 15 minutes before the start of the exam.
  • The room should be quiet and equipped with suitable furniture.
  • Unless also assigned to the role of reader, proctor or scribe should not read out exam questions.
  • If a scribe is present, he/she must neither give factual help nor offer any suggestions.
  • The scribe must key in the answers as dictated.
  • The candidate is in charge of the exam, therefore, the scribe should speak only when spoken to.
  • Upon the candidate’s request, read back what has been recorded and change the recorded material if requested by the candidate.
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