Contact the library to get access to Black Spectacles exam prep and practice study guides.
AIA San Diego offers a 16-month training program to complete the ARE. Find out more.
The Architectural Registration Examination (ARE)
Developed and maintained by the National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB), the Architectural Registration Exam, (ARE) assesses the knowledge and skills of candidates seeking to become registered architects. It is broken into six divisions, or separate exams, plus the California Supplemental Exam (CSE). The ARE is a self-guided process. Candidates set their own pace of study and schedule their own exams. Exams can be taken at an approved test center on proctored online. Once the first exam has been passed, candidates have a five-year window to complete all exams. Find Out More.
Where should I start?
Our FAQs page may help answer some of your questions. Resources to support your study are available in The Richard P. Welsh Library.
There is also a lot of great information online. Try ArchDaily's Ten Tips for Taking ARE 5.0.
10 Tips for passing the ARE
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