ARE Basics

ARE transition makes for some difficult decisions on when to transition to ARE 5, like is there enough study materials for ARE 5 yet? Well more reason to stick with ARE 4.  If you are starting in ARE 5, but maybe you have a bunch of old ARE 4 materials already, that is not the end See the full article →

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Evolution of the Exam Prior to 1997 the ARE was a much different beast than it is today. Many people refer to this as “the good old days” when the tests were offered once a year and everybody was in the same room - 4 days of testing for 9 sections on paper with a See the full article →

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There will be several changes, including the divisions of the exams. Therefore, start taking 4.0 now, and PASS! Before they change all the study materials again, and you will have to adapt to their new divisions.  Best advice I can give you is to KEEP taking ARE 4.0 before June 30, 2018! PASS with only See the full article →

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NCARB has done a great job of providing as much information as they can to get you started in ARE 5.0.  Below are some links to resources on NCARB's websites. Ready to take ARE 5.0? We’re here to help. Explore each division to learn more about the content covered: Practice Management Project Management Programming & 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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So you are 33 AND A HALF HOURS away from being an architect!  That is how you become an architect now a days. Just 33 1/2 hours, 465 multiple choice questions and 11 graphic vignettes away.   Individual exam guides and exam practice programs are available in the Preparing for the ARE section: Programming, Planning & 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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NCARB believes the ARE 4.0 exam improves upon the 3.1 format by integrating graphic and multiple-choice content. The graphic vignettes remain essentially the same but have been redistributed, while the number of multiple-choice questions has decreased. For the most part, 4.0 is a reorganization of the components of the ARE. According to NCARB, the benefits See the full article →

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