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Your Guide to Becoming an Architect

Jumpstart your career in architecture with NCARB's step-by-step guide to earning a license.

Destination Architect

The road to becoming an architect may seem complicated, but it’s simpler than you think. Start your journey by learning the basics.

Explore New Diversity & Licensure Data (July 2020)

Explore the latest edition of NCARB’s annual data publication, which includes expanded diversity and exam insights, plus a preview of our joint survey with NOMA.

ARE Update: Social Distancing at Test Centers

Explore through the latest updates related to test center protocols, operating capacity, and examination rescheduling fees.

ARE Update: ARE Handbook and Guidelines Updates

NCARB recently updated the ARE 5.0 Handbook to reflect more accurate test objective descriptions and updated references. NCARB has also updated the ARE 5.0 Guidelines to reflect a new extended break time. Released July 13, 2020.