Before you can schedule an ARE division, you will need to be approved to test and receive your eligibilities. Each jurisdiction sets its own rules regarding when you are eligible to take the ARE, so be sure you meet your jurisdiction’s requirements before requesting eligibility.

Once you meet the requirements, you can easily request eligibility through your NCARB Record by following these simple steps:

  1. Log in to My NCARB and click on your NCARB Record
  2. Go to “Exams”
  3. Click “Request Eligibility”

After our system confirms that you meet your jurisdiction’s requirements, an email will be sent to your board asking them to approve your request. If your jurisdiction participates in our Direct Registration Program, NCARB will manage your request.

You will receive a confirmation email immediately after submitting your request with instructions for next steps, and a second confirmation email after your eligibilities have been established. If you don’t meet your jurisdiction’s requirements, you will receive a message indicating why.

Please note: When you request eligibilities, you are authorizing NCARB to transmit your Record to the board you have selected, both for your initial eligibilities and upon completion of your licensure requirements. If you wish to change your selected jurisdiction, additional fees and requirements may apply. Contact our Customer Relations team at 202-879-0520 or customerservice@ncarb.org for more information.