New Test Center Security Measures for ARE Examinees
Starting immediately, Prometric test centers in the U.S. are instituting additional test security measures that include the inspection of eyeglasses, jewelry, and other accessories. Here's what examinees arriving to take the Architect Registration Examination can expect:
- All candidates will be required to remove their eyeglasses for visual inspection by a Test Center Administrator (TCA). These brief inspections will occur during initial check-in and upon return from breaks.
- Most types of jewelry are prohibited, with the exception of wedding or engagement rings. Candidates should avoid bringing watches, necklaces, bracelets, or earrings to the test center.
- Other accessories are subject to inspection, such as headbands, hair clips, ties, cufflinks, or scarves. Please note: religious and medical head coverings are permitted.
NCARB to Launch ARE® 5.0 November 1
The Architect Registration Examination (ARE) version 5.0 will launch November 1. NCARB has created several resources to explain the new version and how the transition from 4.0 to 5.0 will work:
License Renewals Were Due June 30
Renewal information (including late fee information) is available on the website under "Licensees."
You can also consult the links below for additional information.
Restructured Architectural Experience Program (AXP) Launched June 29
On June 29, 2016, the Intern Development Program (IDP) was updated to reflect six broad areas of current architectural practice and renamed the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). NCARB has developed tools and information to help those already gaining experience as they navigate the transition to the new program:
If you didn't complete the IDP by June 29, you’ll be automatically transitioned into the new AXP. All the required hours you’ve already reported will be allocated to one of the six new areas.
Spring Edition of The Communicator Newsletter Now Available
The Board's newsletter has been mailed to all licensees/certificate holders at the address on file with the Board. A copy is also available for download as a PDF from the Board website.
NCEES Creates Video on Engineering Competency Model
NCEES, through a grant from the United Engineering Foundation, has created the following video to promote the recently developed US Department of Labor Engineering Competency Model (see button below).
You can also find more about the model at the US Department of Labor's "Career One Stop" website: http://bit.ly/1mTA0pj.
ARE 4.0 to 5.0 Conversion Calculator Available
NCARB has developed a calculator tool to help those in process with their testing under ARE 4.0 see how those credits will transfer once ARE 5.0 is implemented in 2016.