NCARB by the Numbers:
ARE Completions by Year

29 July 2013


The number of people completing the ARE—all requisite divisions—has increased since its initial delivery in 1997. While very few divisions of the exam were administered or completed in this first year, the number of candidates completing the exam quickly reached a few thousand over the next few years. On average, approximately 2,300 candidates complete the ARE every year.

The peak completions in 2008 and 2009 reflect the increase in testing volumes from candidates transitioned from ARE 3.1 to 4.0. After this transition, the number of candidates completing the exam returns to trend.

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The 2013 edition of NCARB by the Numbers is now available to download. Based on NCARB Record holder data, the publication’s analytics and trends provide an accurate look not only at NCARB programs and services, but the profession as a whole.