Architectural Registration Exam - ARE
- ARE is a series of licensing exams that must be passed in order to become a licensed architect.
- Supervised by NCARB – National Council of Architectural Registration Boards.
- To start taking the ARE in California, must have 5 years of education, or the equivalent work experience. BArch = 5 years and BS/BA = 3.5 years experience.
- This experience is verified by CAB, who issues a statement of eligibility and an authorizing number that can then be used to sign up for tests through Prometric.
- The exam sections can be taken in any order, at any time of the year as they are proctored through a national test taking company, through whom all test taking arrangements are made once eligible.
- A 5-year Rolling Clock applies starting from the time you pass your first section of the exam until you must pass the last exam. (CSE/Oral not included).
- ARE 4.0 starts on July 1, 2008 for those candidates who have not already passed a section of ARE 3.1 by May 2008. See the ARE website for additional information about the transition from 3.1 to 4.0.
Applying for ARE eligibility in CA: http://www.cab.ca.gov/candidates/are.shtml
Application Itself: http://www.cab.ca.gov/pdf/applications/eligibility_eval_app.pdf
CA Table of Educational Equivalents: http://www.cab.ca.gov/pdf/publications/table_equivalents.pdf
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