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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. Payment is made directly to My NCARB's portal, which will then directyou to Prometric's website for scheduling. The fees are non-refundable.


Register for ARE Classes at AIASF


Class Schedule |  View + Register for 2020 Classes |  ARE Pact Program


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 general attendees; $5 for AIASF members; free for ARE Pact students. Dinner will be provided with registration for each class on a first-come, first-served basis.