- Can I still view the resources for a case study after the break?
As long as you have at least one case study item remaining that is unseen before a break, you will still be able to access all the resources for that case study upon returning from your break.
- Can I review, challenge, or verify my results?
If you would like to review a failed exam, contact your board of architecture immediately. The process and fees involved will vary based on your board. Please note: Some boards do not allow reviews. If this is the case, you will not be able to review your failed division. To learn more about this process, download the ARE 5.0 Guidelines.
- Can I reschedule an in-person exam appointment to be taken via online proctoring?
Yes! Candidates can reschedule an exam from an in-person to an online proctored delivery, and vice-versa, by selecting "Reschedule" under the division details in My NCARB. Learn more
- Can I reschedule an exam appointment?
You can reschedule an existing appointment up to four business days in advance by 12 p.m. EST, although a rescheduling fee may apply. Please note: Saturday and Sunday are not considered business days.
- Can I earn experience while working abroad?
You can earn experience abroad—as long as you’re working for an organization engaged in the practice of architecture and under the direct supervision of an architect. Plus, the experience must meet the AXP’s rules and employment requirements. If your AXP supervisor only has a foreign license to practice architecture, you will have limits to the maximum amount of experience you can report working abroad.
- Can I apply for certification through the foreign architect path if the country where I am credentialed does not have a regulatory body?
To be eligible for certification through the foreign architect path, you must be credentialed in a foreign country that has a system in place for disciplinary action. If this does not exist, you are not eligible for this path. You may still, however, apply for initial registration as a foreign-educated licensure candidate. Learn more about applying for licensure with a foreign education.
- Can I answer case study items first when testing?
Yes, you can navigate to any item at any time using the exam summary screen. This allows you to answer case study items first, without viewing any additional items.
- As a foreign architect, how do I know if I need an EESA evaluation?
If you meet the requirements for the foreign architect path to certification, you will not need an Education Evaluation Service for Architects (EESA) evaluation. If you do not meet these requirements, you may be able to follow the steps for foreign-educated applicants instead.
- As a foreign architect applying through the foreign architect path to NCARB certification, does the AXP reporting requirement apply to me?
No. Registered certification applicants, foreign or domestic, are not limited by the reporting requirement. You may submit any previous experience pre- or post-licensure for fulfillment of AXP. Learn more about the foreign architect path to certification.
- Will I lose hours if my supervisor takes a long time to review reports?
You will not lose hours for delays in processing caused by your supervisor or if they return a report for edits.