Learn how to migrate to PSI.
Learn how to migrate to PSI.
ARE Update
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Hi there,
We know that many of you have been anxiously waiting to migrate to PSI and start scheduling exams. NCARB is excited to announce that PSI migration and scheduling are officially open! Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) candidates can now migrate their exam eligibilities to NCARB's new exam delivery vendor.
Migrate to PSI
Key Dates
You don’t have to migrate now. If you'd prefer, you can continue testing with Prometric through May 31, 2022. After May 31, you'll be automatically migrated to PSI. No matter when you decide to migrate, the first day to test with PSI is June 14, 2022. Once you migrate to PSI, you won't be able to test with Prometric.
How to Migrate
To begin scheduling appointments with PSI, you will first need to migrate your exam eligibilities from Prometric to PSI. Here’s how:
  1. Log in to your NCARB Record.
  2. Navigate to the "Exams" tab.
  3. You’ll see a header at the top of the page with information on migrating to PSI, including a migration button. Click the "Begin Migration Process Now" button and follow the steps outlined on the screen.
If you have an unused exam seat (seat credit) in your Record, you will be able to use that seat credit after you migrate.
Migration Eligibility
You are not eligible to migrate to PSI if any of the following apply to you:
  • You do not have active exam eligibilities
  • You have an exam scheduled with Prometric
  • You are waiting on a score report from an exam with Prometric
If you are an active ARE candidate with no scheduled exams or pending scores, you can migrate.
What's New
After you have migrated your exam eligibilities to PSI, you'll notice the interface within the "Exams" tab of your NCARB Record has a new look and feel. Your Record will walk you through a basic tour of the changes. Here are the key things to know:
  • Under the "All Divisions" section, the square for each individual division will list rolling clock information and have a link to view past score reports, if applicable.
  • Once you schedule exams, they will show at the top of the Exams tab.
  • If you have existing accommodations, they will automatically migrate to PSI. You can see the accommodations at the bottom of the Exams tab.
  • With PSI, you have the option to pay for your exam seat in advance, or to pay at the time of scheduling.
  • Under "ARE Resources" at the bottom of your Exams tab, you'll find a full-length, scored practice exam within the new Practice Exam Dashboard. Note: the publicly available Demo Exam is not scored.

Scheduling an Exam With PSI

Ready to schedule an exam with PSI? Under the Exams tab in your NCARB Record, navigate to the "All Divisions" section and click "Schedule Division." Then follow the prompts. For a more comprehensive overview, watch our videos explaining how to schedule a test center exam with PSI and an online proctored exam with PSI.


Don't forget to register for our upcoming NCARB Live on the migration to PSI. You'll have the opportunity to learn more from our exam experts and to hear directly from two exam candidates who participated in pilot testing with PSI! Join us on April 28 at 3 p.m. ET.

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