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FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

2012 Practice Analysis of Architecture
The 2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture is the most comprehensive practice analysis ever conducted by the Council. The final report includes the full set of previously published individual reports that focused on education, internship, examination, and continuing education. The findings will be used to shape our programs and policies over the coming years and inform important discussions within the profession related to the path to licensure.

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NCARB by the Numbers (2013)
2013 Edition! NCARB By the Numbers offers an inside look at the data behind the architectural profession. Based on NCARB Record holder data, the 2013 publication provides an update to the analytics and trends in the 2012 edition and includes new data on the Architect Registration Examination (ARE).

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ARE 5.0: Frequently Asked Questions
Learn the answers to some frequently asked questions about ARE 5.0.

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ARE 5.0 Test Specification
The ARE 5.0 Test Specification, approved by the NCARB Board of Directors in December 2013, identifies the division structure of the exam and additionally defines: the major content areas, called sections; the measurement objectives; and the percentage of content coverage, called weightings.

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Certification Guidelines
New January 2014! The Certification Guidelines outlines the requirements for NCARB certification for U.S., Canadian, and foreign architects.

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ARE Guidelines
Updated August 2013! The ARE 4.0 Guidelines is essential reading for anyone preparing for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). The document includes an overview of the exam divisions as well as the exam program, the rolling clock, exam eligibility, and five steps to taking and completing the ARE.

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IDP Guidelines
Updated December 2013! The IDP Guidelines is essential reading for interns, supervisors, and mentors participating in the IDP. The document includes steps to completing the program, reporting procedures, experience requirements, and tasks interns should understand before becoming licensed.

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Education Guidelines
Updated August 2013! The Education Guidelines provide a general overview of the education requirement for NCARB certification, and explains how architects who do not hold a professional degree in architecture from a NAAB-accredited program can satisfy this requirement.

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