ARE Pass Rates Up in 1999

Candidates’ pass rates improved on eight of the nine divisions of the Architect Registration Examination (ARE) administered during 1999 compared with 1998.

The pass rates, by division, for all candidates (first-time and repeat) who took the ARE during 1998 and 1999 are listed below. Data is the most recent available from The Chauncey Group International, NCARB’s testing consultant. For further details on the Architect Registration Examination, contact the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards at 202/783-6500.

ARE Pass Rates by Division
1998 1999
Multiple-Choice Divisions
Pre-Design 63% 69%
General Structures 71% 74%
Lateral Forces 81% 86%
Mechanical & Electrical Systems 80% 85%
Materials & Methods 88% 89%
Construction Documents & Services 82% 84%
Graphic Divisions
Site Planning 71% 72%
Building Planning 70% 69%
Building Technology 72% 75%