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To ensure that all candidates have access to affordable, high quality study materials, NCARB has created a full-length, fully scored practice exam for each division of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®).
Use our interactive tool to explore licensing requirements in your home state or any of NCARB’s 55 jurisdictions.
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How to Find Your Local Licensing Advisor and Get Help on the Path to Licensure
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ARE Update: Get the Latest ARE 5.0 Guidelines
To help you better prepare for your Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) appointment and better understand exam policies, we’ve updated the
Resources to Help K-12 Students Explore a Career in Architecture
Are you a student thinking of pursuing a career in architecture? Are you a school counselor or parent looking for information to support your student?
Start NCARB Record
By creating an NCARB Record, you can keep track of your education, career progress, exam history, and licensing information.
Data & Resources
ARE 5.0 Guidelines
Includes exam policies, scheduling instructions, and more for candidates testing with PSI. Updated September 2022.
This document includes steps to completing the AXP, reporting procedures, experience requirements, and more. Last updated May 2020.
This document outlines the requirements for NCARB certification for U.S., Canadian, and foreign architects. Last updated July 2022.
Earn an NCARB Certificate
With this credential, architects can easily apply for out-of-state licenses, plus access to free continuing education courses.