All agents would have received their renewal packs from the RFU which now include taking an open book exam. The ARA was instrumental in bringing in this process to help raise standards of agents registering and also ensure a better more transparent form of registration. The exam is an open book exam and the information pack within the documents sent to you by the RFU include all the answers. The ethos for the exam is aimed as a form of training rather than a real test.
However the ARA has taken issue with the ARB and RFU over the high pass mark. We have been assured that the exam is easy but are monitoring results.
Unfortunately we were not allowed to do the paper before circulation so we could provide feedback and hence are monitoring the situation closely.