Accommodated Testing Program

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Illinois Human Rights Act, State agencies must ensure that the employment process is accessible to persons with disabilities. Specifically, these laws require that the State provide reasonable accommodations upon request by applicants participating in all steps of the employment process.

The CMS Accommodated Testing Program provides persons with disabilities the opportunity to schedule accommodated testing at all five Assessment Centers around the State.

  • The service is available upon request and appropriate certification of an applicant’s disability. Certification of disability can be in the form of a statement from a physician, psychiatrist, school official or a Department of Human Services/Division of Rehabilitation Services' rehabilitation counselor.
  • Accommodations include, but are not limited to: Braille exams, a reader and/or marker for the exam, a certified American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter, Zoom Text, High Contrast, closed-captioning and extended time limits for testing.
  • All Assessment Center sites are accessible and have computer test stations with larger monitor screens as well as tables that adjust to accommodate wheelchairs.

CMS' Disability Resource Center operates as a centralized resource of information on reasonable accommodations and can provide professional consultation to both state agency staff and job seekers on issues concerning reasonable accommodations in the state employment process. You may contact the CMS Disability Resource Center by e-mail at:

To request a consultation contact the CMS Disabled Workers Program at (217) 524-1321 (voice only) or email: