Starting June 14, 2022, PSI replaced Prometric for both in-person and online testing.

Migrating to PSI

All candidates have now been migrated to NCARB’s new exam delivery vendor, PSI. You can begin scheduling exams with PSI through our refreshed “Exams” tab in My NCARB. Learn everything you need to know about migrating to PSI, navigating the new Exams tab, and scheduling with PSI.

Here are a few things to keep in mind:

The exam didn't change. The ARE’s content, structure, navigation, and tools are not changing as part of the PSI migration. You can continue preparing for the ARE using the same resources and study methods you’re already using—but you should refer to our updated ARE 5.0 Guidelines for things like appointment check-in, scheduling, and other policies. 

Unused exam seats (seat credits) transferred to PSI. If you purchased exam seats under Prometric and they hadn't expired, you can still use them to schedule appointments with PSI. 

May 31, 2022, was the last day to test with Prometric. Your information has been automatically migrated to PSI.

Get ready for a better exam experience. NCARB chose PSI because of the benefits they can offer exam candidates, including:

  • More direct customer service, including dedicated online proctors who will be familiar with the ARE policies and procedures
  • More flexible and less expensive exam rescheduling, plus the option to cancel PSI appointments and retain some of the cost of the exam (see the Guidelines for details)
  • More detailed feedback on failing score reports, including a scaled score
  • More physical test center locations

View PSI's webpage for more information. PSI has created a webpage for ARE candidates the provides helpful resources to prepare you for a PSI exam appointment, including what to expect at a PSI test center and how to prepare for a PSI-proctored online appointment.