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Lactation Accommodations

If you're a candidate who will be lactating during the Qualifying or Certifying Exams or the MOC Part III Exam, please review the information below for instructions on reserving a lactation room.

 

Candidates who are lactating may request a 30-minute break and extension of their examination if they notify the ABOG office no later than the close of the application period and schedule at a Pearson VUE Testing Center by the same date. Most Pearson VUE Testing Centers have only one room that is available for breast pumping, so candidates are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as they receive approval for the test as these rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. If a candidate requests extra time for lactation, they must schedule their testing site through the Pearson VUE accommodations department after contacting ABOG. If no seat is available at the closest center, and they have requested extra time, they will have to travel to an available location to sit for the examination. As Pearson VUE testing centers have limited lactation facilities, ABOG cannot guarantee that the candidate will be able to schedule at their preferred testing center.

If your lactating, you'll be able to use a pump prior to your Certifying Exam. Please notify the ABOG office no later than 90 days prior to the exam. Please email exams@abog.org or call 214.871.1619 and request to speak to an exam department specialist.


When we receive your request, a lactation room will be reserved for you. The rooms are booked on a first come, first served basis. If all of the lactation rooms are already reserved, you'll be given an alternative location in the ABOG Testing Center. Candidates are allowed to bring their own breast pump with them to the testing center.

Diplomates who are lactating may request a 30-minute break and extension of their exam if they notify the ABOG office no later than March 1, 2021, and schedule at a Pearson VUE Testing Center by the same date. Most Pearson VUE Testing Centers have only one room that is available for breast pumping, so candidates are encouraged to make their reservations as soon as they receive approval for the test as these rooms will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.


If a candidate requests extra time for lactation, they must schedule their testing site through the Pearson VUE accommodations department after contacting ABOG. If no seat is available at the closest center and they have requested extra time, they will have to travel to an available location to sit for the exam. As Pearson VUE Testing Centers have limited lactation facilities, ABOG cannot guarantee that the diplomate will be able to schedule at their preferred testing center.