ARE Content, Format, and Resources
Once online proctoring is available, you’ll have the flexibility to choose between in-person or online testing for each exam appointment you schedule. Regardless of delivery mode, all ARE candidates will experience the same format.
It is important to note that the ARE’s content areas and division structure will not change. You can continue to use your existing study materials and resources. However, several elements of the exam’s delivery will be updated to enhance ARE security, make the ARE more efficient, and support online delivery—including navigation, breaks, the number of questions per division, and overall testing time per division. NCARB will provide detailed information regarding any policy changes in late-September.
We’re also planning to release updated resources in October, including a new demo exam and updated ARE 5.0 Handbook. Be on the lookout for an announcement about the exam’s updated format in the weeks ahead.