The Top 10 Posts of 2017

Once again, we’re closing out the year by rounding up your favorite blog posts from 2017. With ARE 4.0’s June 30, 2018, retirement just six months away, it’s not surprising that most of this year’s most popular articles are about the exam. From all of us at NCARB, thanks for another great year!

5 Things to Know About ARE 4.0’s Retirement

The retirement of ARE 4.0 is just around the corner. Here are five things to know as you make your plan to finish the exam.

ARE 5.0: What Score Do You Need to Pass?

Our experts review the cut score process and answer the question everyone’s been asking: how many correct responses do you need to pass an ARE 5.0 division?

Check Out the New ARE 5.0 Pass Rates

Take a look at how candidates are performing on the newest version of the exam, plus see how testing trends compare to previous versions.

How I Passed ARE 5.0 in Three Months

Over the last year, many testers have found success in ARE 5.0. Read how one candidate prepared for—and passed—all six divisions of the new exam.

The 13 Best Podcasts for Architects

For students and architects alike, podcasts are a great way to get inspired and stay informed. So whether you are looking to expand your knowledge or simply sit back and relax, check out our top podcast picks.

Coming Soon: ARE 5.0 Provisional Feedback

As of November 1, 2017, candidates testing in ARE 5.0 have the opportunity to view the likely results of their performance while in the testing center.

How to Read an ARE 5.0 Score Report

Along with changes to the division structure and test format, ARE 5.0 also features a refined score report, with four levels of descriptive feedback for failed divisions. Read this convenient guide to better understand the new score reports.

ARE 4.0 Retires June 30, 2018!

Have you been working to complete the ARE in ways that advance your goals? Here are five key steps to finish testing in 4.0 before it retires.

Get to Know Your Building Codes

Help create a safe, sustainable built environment by being familiar with building codes in your area—here are a few resources to get you started.

How to Earn a Reciprocal (Out-of-State) Architecture License

Considering practicing in another state? Read our quick guide on earning a reciprocal license as a U.S. architect.