July 14, 2006
by Canadian Architect
Intern architects taking the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) are aware of the strict confidentiality rules put in place by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) in the U.S. in order to maintain the security of the examination. NCARB takes this issue very seriously and began to pursue individual interns who breach the rules.
Recently, an Ontario intern has been sanctioned by NCARB for posting information about one division of the ARE to a website. That interns passing grade on the division was cancelled, and the intern was suspended from taking any further divisions for one full year.
Others have been suspended for up to three years. NCARB has also pointed out that it could take legal action against interns seeking monetary damages given the high cost of creating the examination. The intern would be exposed to legal costs in addition to any damages a court may award.