Released April 15, 2022
As you might already know, the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) is moving exam delivery vendors this year. Starting June 14, 2022, you’ll take the ARE with PSI, rather than Prometric.
Soon—but not yet!—you’ll be able to log in to your NCARB Record, migrate your exam eligibilities to PSI, and begin scheduling ARE appointments with PSI. In the meantime, take this opportunity to learn more about testing with PSI, starting with our ID policy and a walk-through of what to expect during your PSI exam appointment.
Just like with Prometric, you must present a valid ID to check in to your PSI exam appointment. Your ID must include both a photo and a signature, and the first and last names must exactly match the first and last names in your NCARB Record.
Whether you’re testing at a test center or taking an online proctored exam, you can expect a very similar “test day” experience with PSI compared to Prometric.
Check in to your appointment 30 minutes before your scheduled time. Then, complete a security screening—store your personal belongings, roll up your sleeves, and have your glasses inspected—before you’re admitted to the exam. As with Prometric, be sure to let your PSI proctor or test center staff know of any technical difficulties, and report any testing concerns to NCARB in writing within 15 days of your appointment.
PSI Migration Reminders
Don’t forget, May 31, 2022, is the final day to test with Prometric. Your appointments with Prometric cannot be canceled or moved to PSI, and NCARB cannot refund you for any Prometric appointments you’ve already scheduled.
Prepaid exam seats (seat credits) will roll over to PSI. If you have unused, unexpired exam seats that you purchased before the migration, you will be able to use those credits to schedule PSI appointments after the migration.
Be sure to review the draft ARE 5.0 Guidelines for testing with PSI.
Questions? Contact us.