Dear ARE Community,
Can someone recommend a testing center in NYC or in the surrounding metropolitan area that is comparable to the Prometric Centers?
Due to personal reasons I haven’t been able to retake the last two exams (PPD, PPD) for a few years. My last test was at a Prometric Center. They were always great and never had issues.
Just when I thought I was ready to sign up for an in-person exam, I’m confronted with locations that are deeply concerning. Half the locations in NYC don’t even seem to exist when I google them. The locations I do find have horrible recent reviews or suspicious reviews that skew higher than the comments elude to. None of the locations seem to own computers made in the last 15 years and all seemed stuffed into tight spaces.
This isn’t inspiring much confidence in me taking my tests. I cannot do an at home test as I don’t have the set up. In addition, I have ADD and I would not be able to keep my eyes on the screen the whole time. I don’t do well with “tech issues” during the exam as I need every minute typically.
I don’t understand why testing centers have downgraded so badly. I genuinely expected better from NCARB. I hope I am overreacting, this has suddenly given me more anxiety than the actual test!
I would genuinely appreciate any help or advise.
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