To help you prepare for the launch of the Architect Registration Examination®(ARE®) online proctoring option on December 14, 2020, NCARB’s exam team has responded to over 200 questions posed before, during, or after our recent live webinar.

Watch the Videos

Watch the latest videos below to see NCARB’s Examination Vice President Jared Zurn, AIA, NCARB, and Examination Assistant Vice President Michelle Cohn, AIA, NCARB, cover your questions on the following topics:

To make it easier to find the answers you’re looking for, we’ve grouped the Q&A responses by topic. Visit our blog or YouTube channel to watch this round of Q&A videos, or catch up on the first two installments—including questions about the new break policy and the reasons behind the upcoming exam changes.

The Digital Whiteboard

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Exam Accommodations

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Cut Scores and Pass Rates

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Study Materials and the IBC Changes

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Prometric and PSI

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NCARB as an Organization

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Coming Soon: Updated Demonstration Exam

NCARB anticipates launching the new, full-length demonstration exam soon. Be sure to check your email for another ARE Update later this week.

The new demo exam will have an extended testing length, incorporate the new features that will be implemented on December 14, and more fully simulate the breadth and depth of the exam experience. In particular, this update will feature the new digital whiteboard tool and additional changes aligning with the launch of online proctoring (such as the new break feature and navigation). This includes enhancements to the PDF reader used to view and navigate the various case study resources.

For more information about online proctoring and what you can expect, watch the recording of our live webinar. Have more questions? Contact us online or through the ARE 5.0 Community.