"NCARB will assist all record holders in their needs for replacement of lost documentation, work with ouraffected member boards on credential transmittals for reciprocity, and attempt to mitigate effects on other submissions.
Working with our partners at Thomson Prometric we will assist all affected ARE candidates to return to a normal testing environment at the earliest possible time. In order to most effectively assist our record holders and member boards the Council is putting the following guidelines into effect as of 1 September 2005, until further notice.
1. For a period of six (6) months, forgive Transmittal fees for those architect certificate holders who resided in the affected areas and who are seeking registration in other jurisdictions.
2. For a period of three (3) months, forgive fees for missed divisions and/or reschedule fees for candidates, in affectedareas, in the ARE process unable to test due to closing of test centers in affected locations.
3. For a period of six (6) months, forgive fees due at the completion of IDP, for those in the process in the affectedareas, prior to the free transmittal of the council record to a jurisdiction for ARE eligibility.
Our deepest sympathy is extended to all who have suffered losses due to Hurricane Katrina."
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