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Licensure Requirements

What is the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)?

The ARE is a multi-division exam used to assess your knowledge and skills regarding the practice of architecture. The exam is accepted by all U.S. jurisdictions, plus several Canadian associations, and is a key step on the path to earning a license.

Does my jurisdiction require the AXP?

Most of the 55 U.S. licensing boards require the AXP. Keep in mind, your jurisdiction may have additional experience requirements, as each jurisdiction sets its own requirements for initial licensure. Find out if your board accepts the AXP through our licensing requirements tool.