1 May 2013
Washington, DC—After a successful beta test, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) is excited to offer a cloud-based practice programs service to ARE candidates. The service is now available for just $10 a year to all My NCARB account holders.
Historically only accessible on 32-bit computers, the new service gives subscribers with Macs and 64-bit Windows operating systems unlimited access to the practice programs. In a survey of beta test users, 75 percent strongly agreed or agreed that the service would be a valuable resource. "As a Mac user, this option is a lifesaver," according to one beta tester.
In addition to the new paid service, the original ARE practice programs will remain available for free download
. Candidates who do not wish to subscribe to the cloud-based service—and are using a 64-bit machine running the Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate editions—should be able to create a virtual machine to install the various practice programs. Learn how to install a Virtual PC here
For the latest information about the ARE practice programs service, visit our FAQs page