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ARE 4.0

Do passed divisions expire?

A passing score remains valid for an initial five-year window from the date you took the exam—this is known as the rolling clock. If you haven’t completed the ARE before the rolling clock period for a division ends, the passing score will expire, and you will need to retake that division. Learn more about the  rolling clock and requesting an extension.

Can I take the ARE while completing the Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®)?

Of the 55 jurisdictions, 50 licensing boards allow candidates to take the ARE while completing their experience—this is known as early eligibility. Find out if your board allows early eligibility through our  licensing requirements tool.

Can I review, challenge, or verify my results?

If you would like to review a failed exam, contact your board of architecture immediately. The process and fees involved will vary based on your board. Please note: Some boards do not allow reviews. If this is the case, you will not be able to review your failed division. To learn more about this process, download the ARE 5.0 Guidelines.

Can I reschedule an exam appointment?

You can reschedule an existing appointment up to four business days in advance by 12p.m. EST, although a  rescheduling fee may apply. Please note: Saturday and Sunday are not considered business days.