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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. [more]


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

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. 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 ARE's. 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. 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. Note: we cannot guarantee that registrants will be able to receive the class outlines if they register less than 2 business days before class.


Currently open for registration:

Apr 17 - 2017 ARE Pact Kickoff

Apr 25 - ARE Review Course: PM1 Practice Management

May 2 - ARE Review Course: PM2 Practice Management

May 8 - ARE Review Course: PM1A Project Management

May 15 - ARE Review Course: PM2A Project Management

June 6 - ARE Review Course: CE1 Construction & Evaluation

June 12 - ARE Review Course: CE2 Construction & Evaluation

July 10 - ARE Review Course: PA1 Programming & Analysis

July 17 - ARE Review Course: PA2 Programming & Analysis

Aug 2 - ARE Review Course: PPD1 Project Planning & Design

Aug 9 - ARE Review Course: PDD1 Project Development & Doc.

Aug 14 - ARE Review Course: PPD2 & PDD2

Aug 21 - ARE Review Course: PPD3 & PDD3

Aug 28 - ARE Review Course: PPD4 & PDD4

Sep 18 - ARE Review Course: PPD5

Oct 4 - ARE Review Course: PPD6 & PDD6

Oct 11 - ARE Review Course: PPD7 & PDD7

Oct 16 - ARE Review Course: PPD8 & PDD8

Oct 23 - ARE Review Course: PPD9 & PDD9

Nov 1 - ARE Review Course: PPD10 & PDD10

Nov 7 - ARE Review Course: PPD11 & PDD11

Nov 13 - ARE Review Course: PPD12 & PDD12

Nov 20 - ARE Review Course: PPD13 & PDD13

Nov 28 - ARE Review Course: PPD14 & PDD14