For each ARE division, candidates should be familiar with the latest edition of the following codes and standards.


International Code Council, Inc.

IBC 2015:

IBC Energy Code 2015

IRC 2015

Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL)

– UL number lookup

– UL code relation database

 US Department of Justice

– 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design

 American National Standards Institute

– A117.1 – 2003: Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities

 National Fire Protection Association

– NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, 2009

2006 Edition

2009 Chapter 10

2009 Excerpt

– NFPA 70: National Electrical Code, 2008

2008 NEC Free Download

 American Concrete Institute

– ACI 318-08: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete

 2008 Significant Changes from 2005

2008 Table of Contents

 American Institute of Steel Construction

– AISC 360-05: Specification for Structural Steel Buildings

– AISC 340-05: Seismic Provisions for Structural Steel Buildings

 American Society of Civil Engineers

– ASCE 7-05: Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures

 American Institute of Architects

AIA Documents, current edition 

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