You can take the ARE in person or online through NCARB's secure delivery partner, PSI. Before scheduling an exam with PSI, please review PSI’s Taking the ARE webpage and review the test center policies and procedures outlined in the ARE 5.0 Guidelines.

NCARB chose PSI as an exam delivery partner because of the benefits they 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