NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY:
323.210(1)(b), (2) requires
the board to promulgate administrative regulations governing the contents and
conduct of examinations, the method and time for filing applications, and the
time within which an applicant shall be examined after his or her application
has been filed. This administrative regulation specifies the examination
required by the board, and establishes general provisions relating to the
administration of the examination.
Examination Definition; Administration.
(1) Each applicant for licensure shall
successfully complete the Architect Registration Examination (ARE), which is
developed and graded by the National Council of Architectural Registration
(2) The board shall
designate each testing service consultant who shall administer the examination
in accordance with the agreement between the consultant and NCARB.
(3) The examination sites and schedules shall
be as designated by the testing service and agreed to by NCARB.
(1) Grading of the examination
shall be in accordance with the national grading procedure administered by
(2) The board shall adopt
the scoring procedures recommended by NCARB.
(3) Information pertaining to the subject
matter of the examination shall not be given to an applicant in advance, except
as specifically authorized by the board.
The board may approve transfer credits
for each part of the examination passed prior to the 1983 ARE. Information as
to transfer credits shall be provided, if appropriate, to an applicant who
requests an Application for Architect Registration Examination, as incorporated
by reference in
(1) An applicant who has passed all divisions
of the ARE by January 1, 2006, regardless of the time taken, has passed the
(2) Five (5) Year
Rolling Clock: For all initial candidates for licensure, a passing grade for
any division of the ARE shall be valid for an initial period of five (5) years,
plus any extension granted under NCARB's rolling clock extension policy, after
which time the division shall expire unless the candidate has completed the
Applicants for licensure
that completed the ARE:
(a) Prior to January
1, 2006, will not have any divisions governed by the five (5) year rolling
(b) Prior to July 1, 2014,
will have only divisions passed after January 1, 2006, governed by the five (5)
year rolling clock; and
(c) On July
1, 2014 or later, will have all divisions governed by the five (5) year rolling
(4) An applicant
who has not passed any division of the ARE by January 1, 2006 shall be governed
by the five (5) year requirement, which shall commence on the date when the
first passed division is administered.
Section 4. Applicant Notice. Each applicant
who has applied and is eligible to take the examination shall be notified of
the examination sites and the procedures to make the appointments with the
testing service centers to take the examination divisions of his or her
choosing. Special instructions and limitations shall be issued to each
The board, upon proper Application
for Architect Registration Examination, as incorporated by reference in
, may accept passing scores achieved on
divisions of the ARE administered and attested to by another NCARB member board
under the terms of Section 3 of this administrative regulation.
(2) The board, upon written request, may
forward the grades achieved by an applicant in the various divisions of the
examination given under the board's jurisdiction to any other duly constituted
architectural registration board and to NCARB for use in evaluating the
applicant's eligibility for NCARB certification. The applicant shall state his
or her reason for requesting transfer. The transfer shall terminate the
applicant's application pending before the board.
Conditions of Examination.
(1) Upon allegation of misbehavior on the
part of an applicant in connection with taking the examination, the board shall
investigate the allegation and take appropriate action including suspending or
revoking test taking privileges and the cancellation of test scores.
Misbehavior shall include:
(a) Falsifying information on the examination
(b) Cheating on the
(c) A violation of
examination guidelines; or
violation of a confidentiality agreement with respect to the