The Architect Registration Examination Report

The Architect Registration Examination Report

The Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) is a multi-division exam used to assess the candidate’s knowledge and skills regarding the practice of architecture. Developed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the exam is accepted by all U.S. jurisdictions and is a key step on the path to earning a license.

NCARB is transitioning from ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0: moving from seven divisions to six and arranging the material within the divisions around the progression of a typical architectural project rather than specific content areas. ARE 5.0 has been offered since November 1, 2016, and ARE 4.0 will continue to be offered until June 30, 2018.

ARE 4.0

Division

201420152016
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Programming
62%
76%
60%
82%
56%
60%
Site Planning & Design
69%
78%
66%
78%
65%
83%
Building Design & Construction Systems 
64%
86%
64%
67%
64%
73%
 Structural Systems
68%
82%
66%
72%
65%
59%
 Building Systems 
68%
78%
67%
69%
64%
80%
Construction Documents & Services
62%
71%
58%
64%
54%
70%
Schematic Designs
77%
88%
77%
89%
78%
88%
Number of Candidates Testing
17,688
18,720
20,181
ARE 5.0 (November 1, 2016 – June 30, 2017) – 4,092 Candidates Tested 
 

DIVISION

NationaluNL
Practice Management
47%
 
PRoject MANAGEMENT
56%
 
programming & analysis
53%
 
 project planning & Design
50%
100%
 project Development & Documentation
56%
 
Construction & EValuation
53%