Do the work. Get rewarded.

Pass your division or we'll pay for your retake. Our members pass their ARE Exams at higher rates than the NCARB national averages for all six divisions! We're confident that if you use our Expert membership to the fullest, you can pass too. If you don't, we're putting our money where our mouth is. We'll call NCARB and give you a seat credit to use toward your retake.


Qualifications and Conditions

Here's what we ask of you to meet the guarantee standards

The Black Spectacles benchmarks to hit for each division

  • Attend 3 Virtual Workshops in a 4 week period for the division being tested
  • Watch 100% of video lectures
  • Master 100% of the flashcards
  • Secure 80% or better on a practice exam

Terms of the deal

  • Eligibility for NCARB exam
  • Make your claim within 30 days from being informed of fail
    • Submit NCARB report for proof of fail within claim period
  • Report all pass/fails on your dashboard along with scheduled exam dates
  • Apply the guarantee to the retake of the section in which you've met all benchmarks and did not pass your exam

*For users registered under a firm membership, speak with your Account Manager, or learn more about our Firm Expert Guarantee.