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    Erik Fendik (Edited )

    Thank you Joan you for this update. I am under the impression that Prometric testing centers in Canadian locations have offered ARE 5.0 in the past (see comments in https://are5community.ncarb.org/hc/en-us/community/posts/115007928708-Prometric-International-Locations).

     

    Since this more recent list does not include any Canadian locations, can you please confirm that Toronto, Ontario, Canada is still included?

     

    If you can update the original post, perhaps you can simply list "Canada, multiple locations" to clear up any confusion future users might have. This particular post is featured as the first "featured post" in the community topics (https://are5community.ncarb.org/hc/en-us/community/topics). Thanks for the clarification.

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    Joan NCARB

    Erik,

    The best way to determine the Prometric test centers currently delivering the ARE is to access the Prometric scheduler through your NCARB record then enter the location in which you'd like to test.  

    The ARE is currently delivered in Ontario in Toronto, Pointe-Claire, London, Hamilton, Mississauga, and Ottawa.  It is also delivered in Vancouver, Edmonton, Regina (Saskatchewan), Dartmouth (Nova Scotia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), St. John's (Newfoundland), and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan).

    As of this week, the ARE is also being delivered in Switzerland.  In addition to the international test centers listed on this community previously, this rounds out NCARB's international list. 

    It is always best to use the Prometric scheduler through your NCARB record to access the list of available test centers.  Keep in mind, all Prometric test centers do not offer professional exams, so simply accessing a list of Prometric test centers elsewhere won't necessarily give you the answers you need.  In addition, if a test center closes, it will no longer be available on the Prometric scheduler.

    I hope this helps.  

     

     

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    Erik Fendik (Edited )

    Hi Joan,

    Yes, this helps. Thank you.

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    Eric Dempsey

    Hong Kong testing center unavailable.  

     

    Hi all,

    It seems now the Hong Kong testing center is unavailable.  See attached screen shot.  I called Prometric and they were unable to provide any info or confirmation.  They recommended contacting NCARB.  Is anyone else experiencing this problem? I'm reading a few posts from people complaining about the speed and connectivity in the Hong Kong testing center.  Perhaps they've gone offline until the problems are resolved?  

     

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    Eric Dempsey

    The HK testing center is back online.  Seems the Prometric website had a bug momentarily.  I was able to book my exam no issue.  

    Happy to report I passed the ARE5.0 Project Management test.  The system did shut down 4 times throughout the test.  Rebooting sacrificed some precious time...  Not sure if this problem is unique to the HK testing center.  I was just barely able to complete the last question before the clock ran out.  

    On to the next test!  Feeling, PcM, PjM, and CE all pair well together.  

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    Carly Dean

    Hi Joan,

     

    You say that the tests are starting to be available in Switzerland, and I see a testing facility in Geneva, but no test dates are available after September 2019. I am looking for any date October-December and I see them all grayed out. Does this mean that the testing facility is closing this fall? I would hope not! I am living in Switzerland so having a testing facility in Geneva, or better, in Basel or Zurich would be much appreciated.

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    Joan NCARB

    Carly,

    You should be able to schedule an exam for after October 9. You won’t be able to schedule a date between September 30 and October 9 due to system updates.

    Joan

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    Thomas Paugam

    Hi Joan,

    Is there any plans to add additional international test centers in France?
    This would be very helpful.

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    Joan NCARB

    Thomas,

    I've reached out to Prometric regarding test centers in France. I'll post an update when I receive a response.  

     

    Joan

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    Carly Dean

    Hi Joan,

     

    I waited until October 10 to sign up for an exam in Geneva like you said, but now the testing facility is just not listed as an option.

    Does this mean that the ARE is officially not offered in Switzerland anymore? Is there a chance the Geneva location will open back up or maybe be replaced by one in Zurich or Basel? 

    Thanks in advance for your insight. Fingers crossed!

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    Eric Dempsey

    Hi everyone,

    It looks like the test is now available in Shanghai & Nanjing!!  Can anyone please confirm?  I'm scouring the NCARB website for the news release.  Perhaps prometric is ahead of things.  I'm was scheduling my next test on the Prometric website and discovered this.  Is it true?  

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    Joan NCARB (Edited )

    Carly,

    I have an email into Prometric regarding Switzerland test centers and will update you when I receive more information.

     

    Eric,

    Yes, the ARE is now delivered in Nanjing and Shanghai.  Prometric adds ARE delivery to test centers at NCARB's request, as long as the security measures in place at the specific test centers meet NCARB's requirements. The last email we sent announcing test center additions was in May.  Here is the complete list of test centers added.  

    • Argentina: Buenos Aires
    • Australia: Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne
    • Bahrain: Manama
    • Brazil: Brasilia and Rio de Janeiro
    • Canada: Many centers throughout the country
    • China: Beijing, Jinan, Nanjing, and Shanghai
    • England: London
    • Germany: Berlin and Frankfurt
    • Greece: Athens
    • Hong Kong: Kowloon
    • Italy: Rome
    • Kuwait: Kuwait City
    • New Zealand: Auckland
    • Spain: Madrid
    • Qatar: Doha
    • United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi and Dubai

    Joan

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    Eric Dempsey

    Excellent news!! Thanks Joan!

     

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    Carly Dean

    Thanks Joan,

     

    Looking forward to your response. I have three other friends who work at the same firm as me in Basel and we would be eager for a testing facility here :) 

     

    Best,

    Carly

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