I've read your discussion board rules (specifically the one about test prep providers not being allowed to promote) and actually watched as a test prep provider posted a promotion and was subsequently removed from the board. On the ARE 4.0 G+ community we were free to answer questions, assist users, provide links to our resources, and ultimately be a part of the community.
Could you please elaborate on the rules that NCARB will hold us test prep providers to regarding assisting candidates on this forum?
I understand we can't spam posts unsolicited with "Hey Everyone! Here is this awesome new 100% pass prep!" But, I do hope to get some clarity items similar to these I've listed below:
- May we include a signature to our prep materials at the end of our legitimate response to a question?
- May we include a link to our resources that provides a direct response to a candidates question?
- May we include branded imagery embedded into our response?
I appreciate the candidates being brought closer to NCARB and think it is fantastic, but in doing so you've inherently brought the providers to your doorstep as well. I think I can speak for us all in saying we want to be sure we are behaving properly per your regulations.
All the best,
Kevin Griendling, AIA
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