Special Needs Accommodation Policy
A full copy of the Special Needs Accommodation Policy 05 is available in the Candidate Handbook. Below is an excerpt from the Policy.
The intent of the policy is to ensure all applicants are treated fairly and equitably in pursuit of the CCPO designation, and to ensure that any requests for an accommodation of special needs is granted within reason and only where the integrity of the written exam and/or practical assessment is not violated.
The policy covers the activities of applying to the CCPO certification program and to challenging both the written exam and the practical examination.
The responsibility to uphold the policy and to ensure all applicants and applications are treated fairly, impartially, and confidentially lies with the CCPO Certification Manager and relevant Certification Body personnel. The responsibility to declare a request for accommodation of special needs lies solely with the Applicant or Candidate.
Opportunity of Applicant to Declare Request for Accommodation of Special Needs
The Certification Body, in compliance with relevant provisions set out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (1982) and the Canadian Human Rights Act (1977), provides opportunities for candidates to declare, within reason, requests for the accommodation of special needs.
A candidate shall not be denied the opportunity to challenge either the Written Exam or the Practical Examination by sole reason of a declared disability as defined under either the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Canadian Human Rights Act, or any other applicable national legislation, provided the declared disability is both verified and not one that would render the candidate incapable of competently performing the duties of a certified concrete pump operator.
Applicants may request a special accommodation while completing the online application.
The Certification body shall verify and accommodate special needs, within reason, and only when the integrity of the examination(s) or certification is not violated.
Pursuant to the Appeals Policy and Procedure QP07, applicants may appeal a decision against the request for an accommodation of special needs within ninety (90) days of the date of the decision rendered by the Certification Body.