ARE Guidelines

ARE GuidelinesThe ARE 4.0 Guidelines is essential reading for anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). The document includes an overview of the exam divisions as well as the exam program, the rolling clock, exam eligibility, and five steps to taking and completing the ARE.

The guidelines also include a review of the confidentiality agreement that every ARE candidate must accept before taking each division. NCARB takes exam security both at the test center and after you leave very seriously. Read the guidelines carefully to understand the consequences and ramifications of breaking the confidentiality agreement. More information can be found in the Exam Security section.

Click here to download the ARE 4.0 Guidelines

Exam guides with reference guides and sample questions for each division can be found in the Preparing for the ARE section along with practice programs for each of the graphic vignettes.