NCARB launches cloud-based ARE pratice programs service

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.

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