IPAL Requirements

IPAL Requirements

Get your school involved in NCARB's IPAL initiative—read these requirements and fill out the IPAL Proposal form to get started.

Applicant Guide

NCARB Certificate Portfolio Applicant Guide

As you complete your portfolio, please use this guide to understand the process for the preparation, submission, and review of your portfolio.

ARE 5.0 Test Specification

The ARE 5.0 Test Specification identifies the division structure of the exam and additionally defines the major content areas, measurement objectives, and the percentage of content coverage.

NCARB/CALA MRA

NCARB and the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities signed a Mutual Recognition Agreement for reciprocal registration of architects, which went into effect January 1, 2014. 

2012 Practice Analysis of Architecture

The 2012 NCARB Practice Analysis of Architecture is the most comprehensive practice analysis ever conducted by the Council. The report includes sections on education, experience, examination, and continuing education.