I am 63 and finally going to take the test. I draft by hand. The documents NCARB had me read before paying for testing made no mention of forthcoming changes. I cannot use a digital whiteboard and last I checked it's not required for the practice of architecture. I cannot see the Prometrix schedule to see if I can schedule all the sections before Dec 14 without paying for them. I'm not pursuing this any more if I have to use the whiteboard, so I don't want to buy seats.
I really feel let down. They are supposed to help people get licensed and this is the most counter-productive thing they could do, take a profession whose basic foundation is drawing and force people to do something completely unnatural. Why? It's not about cheating. Now I know why no one wants anything to do with NCARB once license is in hand. I got all geared up for this, I start testing Wednesday and I'm crushed.
I see a class action suit. They are deliberately placing obstacles to doing the test in the way of passing. Like it's a game. It's capricious and arbitrary unless they release some cheating data.
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