Completing the ARE can seem daunting, and we know you’ll have questions. That’s where the ARE 5.0 Community comes in.

Whether you’re looking for a study group to join, searching for tips from fellow testers, or need expert help, the community is the place to be. Through the community, you can:

Follow Along

In the ARE 5.0 Community, you can easily track conversations around a certain topic, post, or user. Just click “Follow” at the top of a discussion or user profile, and you’ll be notified whenever new material is added.

Get Expert Help

Have a question for us? Join the community to connect with our examination experts.

Form Study Groups

In the ARE 5.0 Community, you can easily share test prep tips and start study groups—online or face-to-face.

How to Participate

Anyone can view content in the ARE 5.0 Community, but before you can add your own comments, questions, or posts, you’ll need to sign in.

  1. Click the “Sign In” button at the top of the page. 
  2. You’ll be taken to My NCARB, where you can log in to your existing NCARB Record. If you don’t already have an NCARB Record, you can create a free account. 
  3. You’ll then be redirected back to the community. 
  4. Once you’re signed in, you can add to an existing discussion or create a new post.  

Keep in mind, any content you share is subject to the ARE 5.0 Community Guidelines, NCARB’s Terms of Use, and the ARE Candidate Agreement, so be sure to review those before getting started.