Category Archive: General FAQ

Feb 05

How To Pass the ARE On Test Day

There’s plenty of discussion on how to pass the ARE in terms of the materials needed to prepare for it, but what about how to pass the ARE on the actual test day? It may not seem like a big deal, but there are plenty of small things that you can do in order to …

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Jan 11

Taking the CDS, PPP and SPD Exams First

Trying to plan our the order of your ARE exams is important for all candidates to do both prior to starting your exams as well as after you start taking. It’s always a good idea for ARE candidates to come up with a plan of attack before starting the exams. This helps give you a …

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Jan 07

Taking Advantage of the ARE 5.0 Transition

For those ARE candidates that will be transitioning from 4.0 to ARE 5.0, there are a few ways you can take advantage of the transition. Since the new ARE 5.0 version will have 6 brand new exam divisions, there is some overlap between these new divisions and the previous 7 divisions of ARE 4.0. There …

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Aug 21

ARE Retake Policy

In June of 2014, NCARB announced a change to the ARE retake policy that will go into effect in October of 2014. This new change to the policy will affect all ARE candidates that are currently taking the exams. What’s The Change? Essentially what the change does is reduce the amount of time candidates have …

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Mar 11

What Are The Requirements To Be An Architect?

With all of this talk about taking the ARE, it’s important to understand what are the specific requirements to be an architect. There are many different paths that people take to becoming licensed architects so there is certainly no set way you have to do things but it’s important to understand the process before you’re …

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