Released October 23, 2020
The online proctoring option for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) is expected to launch on December 14, 2020, along with several important changes to exam navigation, timing, and tools that will impact all candidates—whether testing in-person or remotely.
Online Proctoring Q&A
We recently held a live webinar to answer questions about online proctoring and the exam changes, and we received over 200 different questions. Now, our staff are answering all the questions we didn’t have the chance to answer during the webinar in a new video series—and part one is available now.
Visit our blog or YouTube channel to watch the first set of Q&A videos covering the following topics: the ARE in general; online proctoring basics, scheduling, and exam content; exam development, division changes, and case studies; and the new break policy.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll share additional videos covering questions about setting up for an online proctored appointment, what to expect on test day, the new digital whiteboard, technical/software concerns, accommodations, and more. Please be on the lookout for those posts as we work to provide the answers you need to prepare for online proctoring. For more information about online proctoring and what you can expect, watch the recording of our live webinar.
Online Proctoring Now Expected to Launch December 14
Updated Webcam and Cable Requirements
NCARB understands that requiring an external webcam may create an additional expense for candidates. To help offset this, NCARB will provide all candidates who schedule their first online appointment a one-time $50 e-gift card. Learn more.
What to Expect
If you have questions, please contact us online or on the ARE 5.0 Community.