ARE Update
In this issue: More information about the upcoming migration to PSI.
Starting in early 2022, you can take the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) through our new exam delivery partner, PSI. PSI will replace Prometric for both in-person and online testing. 
The ARE is migrating to PSI in 2022

Why PSI?

NCARB is switching to PSI to improve the candidate experience. You can expect more direct customer service, appointment availability, and a smoother test delivery with PSI. Learn more about testing with PSI.
Plus, the exam will be offered at more PSI test centers than Prometric currently offers, and you’ll encounter more flexible and less expensive rescheduling options.
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About the migration

Candidates can schedule with Prometric through January 31, 2022, and we expect you will be able to start testing with PSI in February 2022. NCARB won’t set an official launch date until we’re sure all systems are ready, but you’ll receive at least three months’ notice.
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Will the exam change?

You’ll notice some improvements to the delivery of the exam once you migrate to PSI, but the content, item types, and structure of the exam are not changing.

Future ARE improvements

In addition to the migration to PSI, NCARB has updates to our key study resources in the works—plus the development of an individual practice exam for each division. We’ll also be launching an updated score report with the migration to PSI, providing more helpful feedback on failed divisions.


NCARB Live webinar

Questions? Join us for an NCARB Live webinar on September 14 at 2 p.m. ET, where you’ll have the chance to ask our experts about the migration to PSI.

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