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Architect Registration Examination (ARE)
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The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) assesses candidates for their knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the practice of architecture.

In order to take the ARE, you must:  


To begin taking the ARE, you must make a request via the ARE tab in your NCARB Record. Your board of architecture will deem you eligible (or via NCARB for boards participating in NCARB's Direct Registration Program), and your board will set your eligibility information in My Examination.

You will receive an automated e-mail notification when you are made eligible to take the ARE and have been granted access to My Examination.


Candidates may take the ARE divisions in any order, and at any time and Prometric location they choose (subject to availability). Most test centers are open six days a week, 50 weeks a year.


The cost of the ARE is $1,470 for six divisions. For international test centers (outside of North America), the cost of the ARE is $2,170 for six divisions. These fees are non-refundable. 

Register for ARE Classes at AIASF

*NCARB/CAB + You: AXP, ARE & Certification (1.5 LUs)
January 23, 2018, 6-8 PM // Register Now

**2018 ARE Pact Enrollment+Kickoff
February 26, 2018, 6-8 PM // REGISTER HERE

The ARE preparatory sessions are designed to focus primarily on what we deem to be the most important issues that may be required to pass the AREs. These classes are open to anyone, but attendees must pre-register for the classes. This includes AIASF's ARE Pact program students who have made a commitment to take all the ARE exams within a one year period. (You do NOT need to be enrolled in the ARE Pact to register for any of the ARE classes sponsored by AIASF.)

The ARE classes are taught pro bono by registered architects and engineers working in their profession. The days of each session may vary because of instructor and space reservation availability, but all classes will be from 6:00 - 8:00 pm weekday evenings. A $10 fee will be charged for non-ARE Pact members and non-AIASF members. Dinner will be provided at no cost to students for each class on a first-come, first-served basis.

2018 ARE Classes will begin in mid-March, schedule to be announced.


[Sample] 2017 Lesson Schedule:

Practice Management
(PM – previously part of PPP in ARE 4.0)

Practice Management
(PM – previously part of CDS in ARE 4.0)

Project Management
(PM – previously part of CDS ARE 4.0)

Project Management
(PM – previously part of PPP in ARE 4.0)

Construction & Evaluation
(CE - previously CDS ARE 4.0)

Programming & Analysis
(PA – previously PPP & SPD ARE 4.0)

Project Planning & Design
(PPD1 – previously SD in ARE 4.0)

Project Development & Documentation
(PDD2 – previously CDS in ARE 4.0)

Project Planning & Design + Project Development & Documentation
(previously BDCS in ARE 4.0)

Project Planning & Design
(previously SPD in ARE 4.0)

Project Planning & Design: 
Building Systems, Materials & Assemblies; Integration of Building Materials & Systems
(previously Building Systems in ARE 4.0)