ARE 5.0 News

New ARE 5.0 Information Regarding COVID-19 Changes

New information regarding ARE 5.0 has recently been released by NCARB to address necessary changes due to the impact of COVID-19. These announcements include changes to test center openings, rolling clock extensions, and rescheduling fees. Read on for the latest ARE news.

ARE 5.0 Changes Due to the Impact of COVID-19

Prometric Test Centers in North America will begin reopening on June 1, 2020.

Prometric has announced that they will begin reopening test centers starting June 1, 2020. This date may be delayed in certain regions depending on regional shelter-in-place restrictions. Prometric is reducing the number of test seats to 50 percent capacity for social distancing throughout June and will be changing check-in and cleaning procedures for the safety of candidates taking the exam.

Active five-year rolling clocks have been extended by nine months.

If you have passed any division in the past five years, that five-year rolling clock has been extended by an additional nine months.

NCARB is waiving rescheduling fees.

NCARB has announced that they are waiving all rescheduling fees until they announce otherwise. If you scheduled an exam for any time in 2020, now is the time to take a look at your scheduled appointment to see if you’re still comfortable with the date. If you want to move your exam to a later or earlier date, you should reschedule your appointment right away to ensure the rescheduling fee is waived.

Minimize any potential disruption by taking your exam in Fall or Winter 2020.

NCARB is recommending examinees schedule their next exam starting September–December 2020 to minimize disruption to the exam.


For more information, you can visit NCARB’s website to view a full announcement.


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