Important Notice: NCARB ARE Changes

July 17, 2013

ARE Blackout
In December 2012, NCARB announced a blackout period for candidates writing the NCARB ARE.  That blackout is now in effect, starting July 1 and ending in mid-august.  NCARB will grant an automatic 12-week extension to the rolling clock. Exams may be scheduled immediately following the blackout period.

New ARE Systems
In late August 2013, NCARB will launch a new service called My Examination.  In addition to being able to schedule appointments, ARE candidates will have easy access to score reports, exam history, rolling clock dates, authorization to test information, and more.  For a sneak peek of what the My Examination module will look like post-blackout, click here.

NCARB Record is Now Required of all Candidates
In order to access the new examination services, all ARE candidates will need an active NCARB record.  This is a new requirement for BC Intern Architects.  More information is available from NCARB here.

For those intern architects who do not hold an NCARB record, but are already eligible for testing, you will need to do the following:

  1. Create a My NCARB account here
  2. Post Blackout: Log into NCARB account and add the NCARB Record service and fill out the application
  3. Enter your candidate ID when prompted, and the Record application fee will be waived.  You will receive one free year of service. There will be a yearly $75 renewal fee to maintain access to My Examination after the first year

Future Intern Architects and syllabus students who wish to take the ARE once they are registered with the AIBC will need to:

  1. Create a My NCARB account here
  2. Add the NCARB Record service, fill out the application and pay the application fees
  3. Request eligibility to take the ARE.  Once eligible to take the ARE, the AIBC will grant you access to My Examination

Prometric’s New Role
Effective immediately, Prometric will no longer be providing customer service support for Architect Registration Examination (ARE) candidates.  All questions related to the ARE should now be directed to the NCARB Examination Directorate at or customer service at 202-879-0520 or

For more detail, visit NCARB’s web site here.

NCARB has prepared an online resource of Frequently Asked Questions, available here.

If you have any questions or concerns about registration examinations, please contact Emily Tyler, Registration and Administration Coordinator, at or 604 683 8588 ext. 324.

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