No single examination can test for competency in all aspects of architecture, which is why the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) is not the only requirement to become a licensed architect. The ARE concentrates on those services that most affect the public health, safety, and welfare. The ARE has been developed with specific concern for its fidelity to the practice of architecture; that is, its content relates to the actual tasks an architect encounters in practice. This examination attempts to determine the candidate's qualifications not only to perform measurable tasks, but also to exercise the skills and judgment of a generalist working with numerous specialists. In short, the objective is to reflect the practice of architecture as an integrated whole.
The latest news related to the ARE.
History of the ARE
NCARB produced the first national exam for architect in 1965. [more
State Board Licensing Requirements
Learn what you need to do to take the ARE in your state. [more
Transition from ARE 3.1 to ARE 4.0 If you started in ARE 3.1, learn what you need to do to complete ARE 4.0. [more]
ARE e-news is a quarterly electronic publication sent to ARE candidates. Topics cover the latest news about the exam, commonly asked questions, important reminders, and information related to the exam from NCARB’s Annual Meeting and Conference held each June. [more
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