January ARE e-News: NCARB Tests New Way to Access ARE Practice Programs

NCARB is beta testing a cloud-based service that will allow customers with 64-bit Windows operating systems and Macs to access the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Practice Programs software.

Beta Test Runs 22 January 2013 – 18 March 2013
A beta version of the ARE Practice Programs service will be offered free of charge to NCARB Record holders from 22 January – 18 March 2013. The beta test will help NCARB troubleshoot any technical issues, determine potential usage levels, and gain customer feedback. [FAQs]

Changes to the Exam Process Coming 2013
In late August 2013, NCARB will launch a new portal for the ARE within My NCARB. The system will allow ARE candidates to access their examination information (history, authorization to test, rolling clock dates, and score reports) and schedule appointments.

In order to facilitate the migration of data to the new portal, there will be an estimated eight-week blackout for candidates, beginning 1 July 2013. [FAQs]

Learn more about the practice program beta test and upcoming blackout and portal in the January 2013 ARE e-News.