Released January 26, 2021
Take advantage of our “test run” resource now available through Prometric for candidates preparing to take an online proctored Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) appointment.
Through your NCARB Record, you can schedule a free, 30-minute test run appointment with Prometric to confirm your computer and testing space meet the requirements for online proctoring.
What to Expect
During the test run appointment, you’ll go through the ARE check-in process with a real Prometric proctor. You’ll have the opportunity to confirm that your computer system and internet connection meet the technical requirements to launch the ProProctor application. You will have the chance to ask your proctor any questions you have about what is and isn’t permissible in your testing environment. You’ll also see a short, unscored “quiz” as part of the test run, but you are not required to complete it.
How to Prepare
Treat the test run as a dress rehearsal for your online proctored appointment—be prepared to use the exact same setup for your test run appointment that you are planning to use for your actual ARE appointment.
Because you may identify potential problems with your online testing setup, it’s a good idea to schedule your test run far enough in advance of your actual ARE appointment so that you are able to implement a solution or reschedule if necessary. You can schedule your test run by navigating to the “Exams” tab in your NCARB Record and selecting “Schedule Your Test Run.”
If you run into technical trouble during your test run—including launching the appointment or ProProctor application and connecting with your proctor—you can work with Prometric’s technical support using the chat tool on Prometric’s ehelp site for further assistance resolving the issue. Test run allows you the opportunity to resolve any issues before your ARE appointment, so be sure to work through any technical issues during your test run.
If you find that your computer setup or testing space do not meet the requirements, discuss potential changes with your proctor and refer to NCARB’s Online Proctoring Requirements document for more information. If necessary, reschedule your appointment for a later date to give yourself time to resolve any identified issues.
Update: Release of ARE Score Reports
NCARB will continue to provide updates on the anticipated release of exam scores as cut scores are set. If you’re currently waiting on a score report, you will receive an email alert once it is ready to view in My NCARB. We anticipate releasing the score reports for the Practice Management division later this week, and the remaining divisions in early-February.