Architect registration exam can be taken online

December 22, 2020

Effective December 14, 2020, candidates have the flexibility to take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) online, at Prometric centers, or a combination of both options. Image courtesy NCARB[1]
Effective December 14, 2020, candidates have the flexibility to take the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) online, at Prometric centers, or a combination of both options.
Image courtesy NCARB

The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards[2] (NCARB) has announced that licensure candidates now have the flexibility to test online, at Prometric centers, or a combination of both options.

Whether people test online or in-person, the exam’s policies, security protocols, tools, and navigation are the same for all candidates.

Effective December 14, updates to the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) include the following.

Flexible scheduling

With online proctoring, candidates can schedule appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Exam content

The ARE’s content and division structure did not change, although the exam’s navigation, tools, and security policies have been updated.

Fewer exam questions

Each division now features 15 to 20 fewer questions.

Fees

Rescheduling fees are waived through the end of the year and will be reinstated at a lower rate starting January 1, 2021.

Whiteboard tool

To maintain the ARE’s security, scratch paper is no longer permitted for in-person or online exams.

Click here[3] to learn more about ARE 5.0’s evolution.

Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: https://www.constructionspecifier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Opener-21.jpg
  2. National Council of Architectural Registration Boards: https://www.ncarb.org/
  3. here: https://www.ncarb.org/onlineARE

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