I saw a few posts from users who took issue with transitioning/paying before seeing whether or not a particular Prometric site had availability, as was possible when trying to schedule an exam in 4.0 (Thread titled "Everything Wrong with Scheduling a 5.0 Exam" for example).
This is a way to view available seats prior to paying:
***If you are going to use this tool, I would recommend doing this in a separate browser if you plan on immediately paying/scheduling if you find a date you like. This is NOT the way to schedule an exam, or modify an existing appointment.***
1.) Use <securereg3.prometric.com>, Select "National Council of Architect Registration Boards" (NCARB) from the dropdown menu in Step 1, and enter your location in Step 2. Press Next.
2) Click "Search for Availability" (If you want to schedule, reschedule, cancel, etc. go back to NCARB, and use the proper channels.)
3) Select the ARE 5.0 Division you are planning on taking. Press "Next"
4) Enter your Zip Code, press Search, and click on "Availability" next to the test center you want to view.
5) Choose Month to see the dates, and click the date to see the available times.
All done! If you found an available seat you like, close your browser, open a new one, go through the proper channels (NCARB.org) to schedule your test!
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