ARE Update
Dear Candidate,
NCARB is issuing an additional six-month rolling clock extension to Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) candidates and has expedited efforts in order to launch an online proctored version of ARE 5.0 in late 2020.

Additional Rolling Clock Extension

This month, NCARB will administer an additional six-month rolling clock extension to all passing exam scores that were valid as of March 1, 2020. Combined with the previous nine-month extensions, all valid exam scores will have received a total of a 15-month rolling clock extension. This ensures that no exam scores are impacted by the rolling clock until June 2021 at the earliest.

The extension will automatically be applied to your valid ARE division scores on or before August 25, 2020. You do not need to take any action or apply to receive this extension.

With many candidates uncomfortable testing at physical test centers during the ongoing pandemic and others struggling to find available appointment times, this extension provides the opportunity to wait for a remote proctored testing option without facing immediate rolling clock impacts.

Test Activity Status Extension

NCARB will automatically administer a 15-month extension to all “Test Activity Status” dates for ARE candidates to align with the combined rolling clock extensions. Your Test Activity Status is tied to your exam eligibilities as granted to you by your licensing board.

This extension ensures that your exam eligibilities will not expire due to an inability to test during the COVID-19 disruption. The Test Activity Status extension will be automatically applied to your NCARB Record on or before August 25, 2020. You do not need to take any action or apply to receive this extension.

Online Proctored Delivery of the ARE

NCARB continues to pursue development and implementation of an online (or remote) proctored option for the ARE. The content of the ARE and the division structure will not change. While NCARB initially anticipated launching this option in early-2021, recent progress will allow for an earlier-than-anticipated launch of remote proctoring in late-2020. Be on the lookout for an announcement with additional details on online proctored delivery in the weeks ahead.

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

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