NCARB Improves Exam Rescheduling Process

8 January 2014

Washington, DC—Candidates who fail a division of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) can now immediately reschedule the exam, under an improved aspect of the “My Examination” service introduced by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). While the six-month waiting period still applies to the actual date of re-examination, the old four-month waiting period for rescheduling has been eliminated by NCARB.

“This should resolve issues for some places or times when seat time in a test center is at a premium,” said NCARB Chief Executive Officer Michael Armstrong. “Thanks to the new My Examination capability, and a suggestion from one of our customers, we are able to make this improvement.”

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The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ membership is made up of the architectural registration boards of all 50 states as well as those of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. NCARB assists its member registration boards in carrying out their duties and provides a certification program for individual architects.

NCARB protects the public health, safety, and welfare by leading the regulation of the practice of architecture through the development and application of standards for licensure and credentialing of architects. In order to achieve these goals, the Council develops and recommends standards to be required of an applicant for architectural registration; develops and recommends standards regulating the practice of architecture; provides to Member Boards a process for certifying the qualifications of an architect for registration; and represents the interests of Member Boards before public and private agencies. NCARB has established reciprocal registration for architects in the United States and Canada.


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