We know you’re ready to start preparing for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0—and you’re not alone! We’re excited to announce the new ARE 5.0 Community, where you can learn more about ARE 5.0, find helpful resources, and engage in discussions with NCARB experts and fellow candidates. Ready to get started? Here are a few tips to help you out:

How to Participate

Anyone can view content in the ARE 5.0 Community, but before you add your own comments, questions, or posts, you’ll need to sign in.

  1. Click the “Sign In” button at the top of the page.
  2. You’ll be taken to My NCARB, where you can log in to your existing NCARB Record. If you don’t already have an NCARB Record, create a free account.
  3. You’ll then be redirected back to the community.
  4. Once you’re signed in, you can add to an existing discussion or create a new post.

Keep in mind, any content you share is subject to the ARE 5.0 Community Guidelines, NCARB’s Terms of Use, and the ARE Candidate Agreement, so be sure to review those before getting started.

Follow Along

In the ARE 5.0 Community, you can easily track conversations around a certain topic, post, or user. Just click “Follow” at the top of a discussion or user profile, and you’ll be notified whenever new material is added.

Get Expert Help

Have a question for us? Our examination experts will moderate the community, ready to give you the support you need to succeed. We know you still have a lot of questions, so join the community to connect with the experts and prepare for ARE 5.0. Plus, you can always follow NCARB’s experts to receive all of their helpful tips and answers.

Form Study Groups

In the ARE 5.0 Community, you can easily share test prep tips and start study groups—online or face-to-face. Now is the perfect time to start preparing to be an early tester!

Other Resources

Looking for more details about ARE 5.0? Our new ARE 5.0 Guidelines have all the information you need on exam policy, scheduling and appointment times, and how to complete the ARE.

We’ve also developed the new ARE 5.0 Handbook, which includes in-depth information about the structure of each division, the objectives you’ll be assessed on, and helpful references to review.

Plus, later this month we’ll release our ARE 5.0 video prep series, covering each of the six new divisions. These videos will walk you through sample questions, provide key division information, and suggest new additions to your study library.