Testing abilities expire?

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    Erica Spayd

    This might help: https://www.ncarb.org/pass-are/are4/start/rolling-clock

    If you have tested within the last 5 years, I'd contact NCARB directly, as it would seem that something is off.

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    Haley Serna

    Thank you Erica. I think I figured out what happened. Arizona requires you to take and pass one exam within your first year of ARE eligibility. I took and passed 4 under 4.0. I transitioned tonight to 5.0 and it's not counting my previous exams toward that rule. Weird. I'm hoping they can fix that soon.

    Even if I were to cram, I don't know that it'd be possible to schedule and exam that soon and receive a score in time from NCARB.

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    Joan NCARB

    Haley,

     

    If your jurisdiction has a limited eligibility time frame, you will not be able to schedule an exam for after the end date you see in your NCARB record.  You can call your Board to extend your eligibility based on their policies.  (Some jurisdictions require a re-application fee or have other criteria in place).  Customer Relations is available at 202-879-0520 if you have additional questions, or you can call your Board directly.  The information presented here may be helpful to those of you who have questions: 

    https://www.ncarb.org/get-licensed/state-licensing-boards

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    Timothy Pulley (Edited )

    Haley,

    I'm in Arizona and in the same boat. I got the same message on my.NCARB record. I recently transitioned from 4.0 to 5.0, and my eligibility expires on 10/16. I've already passed 3 tests in 4.0 in the past year, and I took PDD yesterday and will take the last test, PPD on 10/16... the last day of my "eligibility". I contacted AZ Technical Board of Registration to find out how to extend my eligibility only to find out... "They have no record of me in their system." ... no record of me at all. Hmmm... They suggest that I received my eligibility directly through NCARB (I can't remember exactly the process I went through to get my first approval to test.. only that 'someone' approved me.) So it looks like I'm going to be contacting NCARB  next.

    I was hoping to find my answer in this post... looks like I need to track down who's holding the strings here. Please let me know if you have your situation resolved. Thanks. Tim

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    Joan NCARB

    Timothy,

    Arizona has a specific eligibility timeframe.  If you are a Direct Registration candidate, you received your exam eligibilities directly through NCARB, so you will need to contact Customer Service to have them reopened.  That would explain why the AZ Board doesn't have a record.  They will receive your record from NCARB when you've completed the ARE and AXP.  

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    Haley Serna

    Timothy, I contacted the Arizona state board of technical registration and they made the adjustment on their end, which was then reflected on my ncarb account.

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    Timothy Pulley

    Joan/Haley, Thanks for the prompt responses!

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