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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 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, as well as online from any location that meets online proctoring requirements

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 details on each ARE 5.0 division's current number of items and division timing?

You can find the current number of items and timing per division in the ARE 5.0 Handbook . 

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 a few business 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. Note: While cut scores are being set following the exam changes launching on December 14, score reports will be delayed and are expected to be released in mid-January 2021. 

When did ARE 4.0 retire?

ARE 4.0 retired on  June 30, 2018. If you were testing in ARE 4.0 and haven't completed the exam yet, you'll need to finish testing in ARE 5.0. You can see which divisions you need to take by logging in to My NCARB and navigating to the "Exams" tab.

When can I start earning experience?

You can start earning AXP experience after you graduate from high school (or the established equivalent).