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Why do I have to sign a “Candidate Agreement?”

To ensure the exam’s integrity, you will be required to accept the Candidate Agreement before each division. Any inappropriate access to or disclosure of ARE content may result in severe disciplinary action, including the suspension of testing privileges and/or the cancellation of scores. Learn more about the Candidate Agreement.

Who should I contact to start the registration process with a foreign country?

If you would like to pursue licensure through one of our mutual recognition arrangements, review the signatory jurisdictions to ensure your jurisdiction is a participant. If you would like to earn a reciprocal license in Canada, Australia, Mexico, or New Zealand, please  contact our Customer Relations team once you have met the requirements for eligibility.

Who is my AXP supervisor?

Your AXP supervisor manages you on a daily basis and is ultimately responsible for your work. Their main task is to assign projects that give you the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required by the AXP, as well as provide feedback that helps guide your professional development. Your supervisor will also review your experience reports and certify that your work meets the expectations and requirements of the AXP. Learn more about your  supervisor’s role.

Who do I contact if I experience technical issues during my online-proctored appointment?

If you need assistance at any time during your exam, you will be able to contact your online proctor through Prometric’s secure testing browser.

Who develops the ARE?

The ARE is developed by NCARB with the help of hundreds of licensed volunteers from across the country. Throughout the year, these volunteers write new questions and review current questions to ensure they meet quality standards.

Who can serve on the NCARB Board of Directors?

Service on the NCARB Board of Directors is available to individuals who have served or are serving on U.S. state or territorial licensing boards, who are typically appointed by governors or other local leadership. Licensing board delegates vote annually to elect candidates for the Board positions. The pool of potential board members, and their electors, is therefore limited to and reliant upon appointments made by governors and other appointing authorities.

Where can I take the ARE?

Regardless of where you are seeking registration or received eligibility from, you can take the ARE at most Prometric test centers. The exam is offered at Prometric test centers throughout the U.S. and Canada, as well as Australia (Sydney, Perth, and Melbourne), Argentina (Buenos Aires), Brazil (Brasilia and Rio De Janeiro), England (London), France (Paris, Marseille, and Toulouse), Germany (Berlin and Frankfurt), Greece (Athens), Hong Kong (Kowloon), Italy (Rome), Netherlands (Amsterdam), New Zealand (Auckland), Spain (Madrid), Turkey (Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir), and the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi).

Where can I find the latest information about the ARE?

Stay up-to-date on the latest ARE news by subscribing to our free e-newsletters, ARE Update and Destination Architect.

Where can I find ARE 5.0 study materials?

NCARB’s ARE 5.0 Handbook  includes a breakdown of each division, sample questions, suggested study resources, and more. You can also find real-time advice from NCARB’s experts on the  ARE 5.0 Community, as well as exclusive  prep videos  on our YouTube channel.

When will I receive my score report?

Results for all ARE 5.0 divisions are typically processed within 7 days of your test date. You’ll receive an email notification once your score has been processed and is available to view in your NCARB Record. Learn more about  receiving your score.