NCARB Board of Directors Policy Regarding Cheating and Disclosure
NCARB staff and legal counsel are authorized to investigate alleged cheating and attempts to disclose the substance of ARE questions and to take appropriate action. Such action may include holding scores and suspension of future ARE testing privileges pending resolution of the matter and, with the approval of the president, commencing legal action against any person threatening the integrity of the ARE.
Further action may include referral of the matter to the Council's Committee on Professional Conduct for its recommendation to the Board of Directors. Such recommendations may include the cancellation of ARE scores and the suspension of future ARE testing for up to three years from NCARB's discovery of the incident, or such longer period as may be warranted in exceptional circumstances; and in appropriate circumstances seeking recovery of costs and civil damages in a court of law.
The Member Board making the individual eligible for the ARE shall be informed of NCARB's action and that such action shall be retained in records maintained by NCARB.