Persons with a developmental disability, severe physical disability or psychiatric disability submitting applications on or before the closing date who pass all parts of the examination are entitled to a disability preference. Certification from the Maryland Department of Education, Division of Rehabilitation or an equivalent out-of-state vocational rehabilitation agency that the individual meets the Federal Office of Personnel Management 5 C.F.R. 213.3102(u) standards for noncompetitive appointment must be submitted at the time of application. Late submissions will not be accepted. Review the FACT SHEET for information on obtaining certification documentation.