Get familiar with the basic steps toward becoming an architect—and how NCARB can help.
Learn how to earn and record the experience you need to practice architecture.
Find all the tools, tips, and resources you need to prepare for the ARE.
Explore licensure requirements across the United States.
Discover how the NCARB Certificate can help you expand your professional reach.
Learn more about hot spot item types, which are new with ARE 5.0.
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.
The divisions of ARE 4.0 are mapped to the divisions of ARE 5.0 to ensure competency of candidates that may complete the ARE through a combination of divisions in both versions.