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ARE 5.0 Guidelines

The ARE 5.0 Guidelines includes an introduction to the exam, an overview of in-person and online testing options, plus five steps to completing the exam. Updated March 2021.

Terrance Gutberlet shows how to set up an online exam.

How to Prep for an Online ARE 5.0 Appointment

Do you have an upcoming online-proctored ARE 5.0 appointment? Join NCARB Test Development Coordinator Terrance Gutberlet as we walk you though setting up your testing space, scheduling a free test run, and other important dos and don'ts.

NCARB Live: Taking the ARE With PSI

NCARB examination experts cover key topics like comparing PSI test center locations to your current options, improvements candidates will experience when testing through PSI, how to be a part of pilot testing the migration to PSI, and more!

ARE Update: Prometric ProProctor Software Update

Prometric’s update to the ProProctor online exam software and tips to improve your online testing experience—including advice from a licensure candidate! Released October 5, 2021.

ARE Update: Some Prometric Test Centers Now Require Proof of Vaccination

ARE candidates in some areas will now be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination before being allowed to test on site at Prometric test centers. Candidates can check Prometric’s site status page to determine if their testing location requires proof of vaccination. Released September 27, 2021