I got approved for the ESL accommodation for English as a second language. I just learnt that NY state just started approving candidates who took the exams with this accommodation via an amendment issued in May. Which means people who took the exam with the ESL accommodation added, WAS NOT allowed to be licensed in NY or transfer their license from another jurisdiction.
I am a little worried about the future, if for any reason, any jurisdiction decided to deny the right of a licensed architect in another jurisdiction to reciprocate their license because they took the exam with this accommodation. It puts a limitation on some of the architects' careers in this country. As per the NCARB website, this is possible, unless you are already licensed in that jurisdiction before the rule has been amended.
In contradiction to what is mentioned above, as per the NCARB website, the ESL accommodation doesn't appear on the score report, nor on the NCARB record. But at the same time, it mentions that NY used to deny the reciprocation of licenses whose holders took the exam with the ESL accommodations (before the May amendment). How is this possible, if the ESL accommodations is a private information and doesn't show on the test report as per the NCARB website?
I booked my first exam, but I haven't taken it yet. I'd honestly rather risk taking the exam without the accommodation, than limiting my career in this country.
What are your thoughts on this?
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