Free Retake for Early ARE 5.0 Testers

New Benefit for Testing Early

We’re making great progress toward setting the cut scores for ARE 5.0—but we still need your help. We know some candidates are hesitant about switching to the new exam, which is why we’re excited to announce an additional incentive for testing early:

  • NEW! If you fail an ARE 5.0 division as an early tester, you’ll receive a free seat credit. This credit can be used on any 5.0 division and must be used within one year. The credit will be added to your My Examination account shortly after the failing score is determined.
  • You can still earn a $100 Visa gift card for testing early, which you’ll receive 3-4 weeks after your exam.

All early testers, whether you’ve taken a division or plan on testing soon, are guaranteed both benefits. And remember, there’s no limit to how many gift cards or seat credits you can receive!

Early Testing for PPD Ends Jan. 31

The cut score process for Project Planning & Design (PPD) is underway, and we hope to release score reports in mid-February. If you’d like to test early in PPD, you have until January 31, 2017, to do so. Candidates who sit for PPD after this date are no longer eligible for the early tester incentives.

Early Testing for Other Divisions Guaranteed Through Feb. 28

Planning to test early on any of the other five divisions? Sit for those divisions by February 28, 2017, to take advantage of the early tester incentives. In the meantime, check the ARE 5.0 Community for updates to the cut score process.

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Editor's Note: The item was updated in March 2017.