Arch Exam Candidate Guide

The AREs involve a large time commitment. That’s why some a lot of good design professionals haven’t taken the time to get registered, even though they may be doing the day to day work of an architect. Use these tried and true tips to create a plan of action and start the commitment to study for the See the full article →

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Find all resources for each division in one spot. Our resource pages are free and helpful for anything you might need when studying.  Need to do a quick review?--click through our free resources to refresh your memory.  We thought it was a great idea to have these all on one page, so we went ahead See the full article →

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 Arch Exam Academy  provides you with software to practice the process of taking an exam on a computer.  We have 6 exam simulators and all vignette tutorials to make sure you are well practiced and ready for your exam. If you'd like to finally get started making money as a an official architect, earning all See the full article →

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  Use the table below to do research on what your state board requires in terms of IDP and requirements for the ARE, they can vary by state; so make sure you know the rules of your own state. US State Boards   Alabama Alabama Board for Registration of Architects Alaska Alaska Board of Registration See the full article →

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Multiple Choice Specific Suggestions Gauge your own study needs related to multiple choice exams. Some people have a better capacity for short term retention of details on a broad range of topics, and this raises the common critique that tests only measure people’s ability to take tests. To some degree this is true, and so See the full article →

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Our model is based on a few basic common factors: 1. Preparation of construction documents is first because architects prepare a lot of CDs and have experience around the office. 2. SDP is second because it is considered an easy exam. Building confidence on these exams and building upon knowledge will help you gear up See the full article →

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What are the requirements for taking the ARE?--NAAB, IDP/AXP, NCARB! When first entering architecture school to become architects, most students don't really know the answer. So make sure  you know before you go! The three "easy" steps are: 1. NAAB: Go to school.  You must attend an accredited school, currently certified by NAAB.  Make sure See the full article →

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UPDATE: NCARB now has a new service, which would render this information NOT necessary, unless you want to save $10 a year.  Link to new service here: http://www.ncarb.org/ARE/Preparing-for-the-ARE.aspx From NCARB: The ARE practice programs service is now available to all My NCARB account holders. At just $10 for an annual subscription, the new service offers easy, affordable, and See the full article →

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Your exam order for the ARE is something that you want to plan out.  It is important to factor in what you feel comfortable with and what your strengths are, but there are some other factors to consider when choosing a starting point. Begin by reviewing the pass rates, exam specifications, expected exam length and See the full article →

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Are you ready to take the ARE? You may be eligible. It is a common misnomer to think that you have to finish all your IDP hours/credits, before you can sit for the exam. Often this is not true anymore.  It depends on your State Registration board requirements,  they may be an early eligibility state. Many State See the full article →

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