ARE Pass Rates by Division

ARE Pass Rates by Division
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Multiple-Choice Divisions
Pre-Design 73% 76% 77% 77% 75%
General Structures 76% 76% 77% 73% 73%
Lateral Forces 89% 90% 93% 92% 77%
Mechanical & Electrical Systems 78% 73% 74% 74% 67%
Materials & Methods 90% 90% 88% 86% 76%
Construction Documents & Services 85% 86% 86% 85% 79%
Graphic Divisions
Site Planning 72% 64% 68% 70% 71%
Building Planning 61% 62% 68% 68% 64%
Building Technology 78% 67% 67% 65% 63%

The pass rates, by division, for all candidates (first-time and repeat) who took the ARE are listed above. Data are the most recent available from Thomson Prometric, NCARB’s testing consultant.

As developed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards, the ARE assesses a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture. It has been adopted for use by all U.S. registration boards and the Canadian provincial architectural associations as the registration examination for all candidates seeking architectural licensing.

For more information about the Architect Registration Examination, contact NCARB’s Professional Development directorate at 202/783-6500 or visit the ARE section of the NCARB web site.