ARE Testing Update from NCARB

Prometric Announces Continued Closures Through May 31


Due to ongoing concerns over safe delivery of examinations, Prometric has decided to keep all its test centers in North America closed until at least May 31, 2020. We know delaying your testing progress is discouraging, and we are looking into options to allow more flexibility. Prometric Closure and Reopening Prometric is continuing to monitor the Coronavirus outbreak to determine when they will reopen test centers across the globe. When Prometric reopens a center, it will operate at 50 percent capacity to maintain social distancing for those who are testing. Prometric will give exam seat priority to essential exams, as identified by the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)—this may shift Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) appointments to a lower priority. If a reopened test center is booked beyond the 50 percent capacity limit, Prometric will randomly select candidates to reschedule in order to ensure a safe testing environment. Webinar We know you have questions, and we’re here to help. On April 30 at 2 p.m. ET, NCARB will be hosting a live webinar with our examination experts, where you can learn more about the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the ARE. Be on the lookout for a link to the webinar, coming soon! Rescheduling Candidates who had exams scheduled during the closure will receive a separate email providing next steps. All rescheduling fees have been waived until further notice. If you don’t want to test in the current environment, please be proactive in rescheduling upcoming exam appointments. Rescheduling proactively will help ensure you encounter fewer delays, as appointments will be limited.  Rolling Clock Adjustment NCARB is actively working to apply a total of a nine-month rolling clock extension to all passing ARE scores that were valid as of March 1, 2020. All extensions should be applied by the end of April. You do not need to take any additional action to receive this extension. Moving Forward You can check the Prometric test center closures website to learn more about the continued closure of your local test center. Updates regarding Prometric’s COVID-19 response can be found here.

For additional support, please contact us online or at 202-879-0520. We appreciate your patience. 

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