New! Updated NCARB Publications

Several of NCARB’s important guidelines and publications were recently updated. The latest editions supersede all previous editions. Download these essential references today!

ARE Guidelines (Updated July 2011)
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, test center security procedures, and six steps to taking and completing the ARE. [Download]

Education Guidelines (Updated June 2011)
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. [Download]

IDP Guidelines (Updated July 2011)
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, training requirements, and core competencies interns should understand before becoming licensed. [Download]

Handbook for Interns and Architects (Updated July 2011)
Updated July 2011! The Handbook for Interns and Architects describes the NCARB organization, services, procedures, and examinations. It also outlines requirements for NCARB certification for U.S., Canadian, and foreign architects. [Download]