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NCARB and the are

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Setting Up Your Space: Online Proctoring Requirements

Before you schedule an online-proctored exam appointment, please take the time to make sure your testing setup meets the technical and environmental requirements established by both NCARB and Prometric, as outlined in the updated ARE 5.0 Guidelines and our new Online Proctoring Requirements document. 

Plus, watch our new online proctoring video, which provides an overview of the requirements for setting up your testing space

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Requesting Exam Accommodations

NCARB is committed to making sure the ARE is equitable and accessible, which is why we work with our testing partners to provide accommodations for individuals with disabilities or temporary medical conditions. Download our new one-page guide, which walks you through requesting an accommodation—learn more


Understanding the Cut Score Update

When the online proctoring option and related exam updates to ARE 5.0, NCARB will begin the process of adjusting the cut score for each division. Learn more about what a cut score is, why it matters, and what to expect while NCARB updates cut scores. 


Updated Case Study Video

Our updated ARE 5.0 case study video provides an overview of what’s included in a case study and how to approach one. You’ll also see a preview of our updated PDF reader, which will improve exam loading times and make it easier to navigate case study resources. Plus, watch our other updated ARE 5.0 Test Prep videos

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