ARE Exam Fees

Note: All fees are subject to change, and are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.

International fees for ARE 4.0 changed in late 2016. Learn more.

ARE 4.0
All Testing Locations (Domestic and International):
  • Cost of ARE 4.0 (seven divisions): $1,470
  • Individual divisions: $210
  • Retakes: $210
ARE 5.0
All Testing Locations (Domestic and International)
  • Cost of ARE 5.0 (six divisions): $1,260
  • Individual divisions: $210
  • Retakes: $210

See the ARE 4.0 Guidelines or the ARE 5.0 Guidelines for additional payment information.

Fees are in U.S. dollars.

Rescheduling Policy & Fees:

In the event that you need to reschedule an exam division, a rescheduling fee may apply. This fee will be assessed each time a candidate makes any changes to their previously scheduled appointment within 30 business days of the appointment. Candidates will be required to select a future appointment date at the time the appointment is rescheduled. The only acceptable form of payment for this fee is by credit card.

  • 0-3 business days before appointment: Rescheduling not permitted
  • 4-15 business days (by 12 Noon ET) before appointment: $80
  • 16-30 business days (by 12 Noon ET) before the appointment: $60
  • 30 or more business days (by 12 Noon ET) before the appointment $0 

Please note that Saturday and Sunday are not considered business days.

For full details, please see the ARE 4.0 Guidelines or the ARE 5.0 Guidelines.

Cancellation Policy


Cancellation of an appointment is not permitted. If you cancel an exam, regardless of the reason, your testing fee is non-transferable and non-refundable.

No Show Policy

If you fail to arrive for your scheduled appointment or attempt to reschedule without giving the required notice, you will forfeit the entire test fee.

Note: All fees are subject to change, and are non-refundable unless otherwise noted.


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