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ARE Study Groups

West Palm Beach
When: Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Glidden Spina 207 6th St, West Palm Beach, FL 33401

Boca Raton
When: Tuesdays from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: RLC 14 SE 4th St, Boca Raton, FL 33432

Contact: Jonathan Villaman, Assoc. AIA at [email protected]


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

    The ARE is designed to assess aspects of architectural practice that affect the integrity, soundness, and health impact of a building. The exam also assesses an architect’s responsibilities within firms, such as managing projects and coordinating the work of other professionals.

    Start ARE 5.0
    Start the ARE
    Learn more about scheduling a division and other important ARE policies.
    Prepare for ARE 5.0
    Prepare for the ARE
    Prepare for ARE 5.0 with our tools and resources.
    ARE 5.0 Community
    ARE 5.0 Community
    Join our online community to find helpful resources as you complete the ARE.
    ARE 5.0 Pass Rates
    Pass Rates
    See how other candidates performed on the ARE.

    We have great news! With ARE 5.0 launching in late 2016, we want to make sure you’re armed with the tools you need to succeed. That’s why we’ve launched the ARE 5.0 Transition Calculator.

    Here’s what the calculator can do for you:

    • Help you form a personalized testing plan.
    • See how divisions in ARE 4.0 will transition to 5.0, so you can make a plan to finish.
    • If you have already begun testing, the calculator will help keep track of your Rolling Clock. When you log in through My NCARB, you can see which exams you’ve passed along with their expiration dates.

      The Architectural Experience Program® (AXP®) provides a framework to guide you through gaining and recording your professional experience. Developed by NCARB, the program is required by most U.S. jurisdictions and is a key step on the path to earning a license.

      Through the AXP, you'll learn how to safely and competently handle the scenarios you’ll face as an architect. With broad experience areas that reflect the current phases of practice, the program prepares you for everything from site design to project management.

      Start the AXP
      Start the AXP
      Set up an NCARB Record to start reporting your experience.
      Experience Requirements
      To complete the AXP, you'll gain experience in six practice areas.
      Record AXP Experience
      Learn the ins and outs of documenting your experience.
      Supervisors & Mentors
      Get all the tools you need to supervise or mentor a licensure candidate.