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ARB operates a zero-tolerance policy towards plagiarism and cheating. 

2.1.3 of the Examination Procedures which states:

“A candidate whose work is found to be plagiarised at any point in the examination process will not be permitted to continue with their examination. The Board may wish to use any standard tool for the purpose of investigating plagiarism. Re-application will be at the discretion of the Registrar.”

What is Plagiarism?

The following link sets out what constitutes plagiarism. Before submitting your exam material, please read this guidance very carefully.


You MUST cite the source of any text/images that have been used or copied. Provide a bibliographic reference: name of author, title, quote marks, date and website link if appropriate. Whilst it is permissible to use referenced material, it is important that you demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the criteria, in YOUR OWN WORDS.

Please note that using the internet or seeking the assistance from anyone during your exam to answer questions posed by the examiners is also unacceptable and will lead to the termination of your exam, and you may be prohibited from sitting further ARB exams.

If any of your work is found to be plagiarised, you will not be allowed to proceed with your examination, and it may also prohibit any further application to sit the examination. Your fee will be non-refundable.

If you have any concerns or questions about compliance, please contact ARB, +44 (0) 20 7580 5861 or email: