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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®).
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Blogs & Press Releases
NCARB Launches New Exam Vendor, PSI
Free practice exams available for candidates.
NCARB Updates Certification Guidelines, Model Law and Regulations, and Bylaws
NCARB made the following changes to its Certification Guidelines, Model Law and Regulations, and Bylaws, voted on during the 2022 Annual Business Meet
Montana Architect Bayliss Ward Inducted as NCARB President
Bayliss Ward was inducted as NCARB president at the 2022 Annual Business Meeting.
2022 Annual Business Meeting: Envisioning an Evolving NCARB
On June 2-4, 2022, members from the 55 U.S. architecture licensing boards convened for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards’ (N
NCARB Report Shows Architectural Field Rebounding and Reforming
Data from NCARB’s 2022 report illustrates continued recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
United States and United Kingdom Ratify Reciprocity Agreement for Architects
Austin, TX—The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)’s Member Boards have passed a resolution ratifying a new Mutual Recog
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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 June 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.