ARE 5.0 Launches November 1

15 Jul 2016 8:44 AM | AIA Gulfcoast (Administrator)

ARE 5.0 Launches November 1


Ready to transition to the Architect Registration Examination®(ARE®) 5.0?  

Mark your calendars for November 1, 2016, the official launch date of the updated exam. The six-division exam will include case studies that simulate real-world practice, incorporate new testing technologies, and feature a format that more closely aligns with modern practice.


Once the exam launches on November 1, you can:

  • Log in to My NCARB and self-transition your eligibilities to ARE 5.0
  • Make an appointment to take an ARE 5.0 division 


In the meantime, here’s how you can prepare for ARE 5.0:

  • Learn more about the new division structure with our in-depth blog series
  • Explore the new question types and case studies that will be featured on the new exam
  • Stay tuned for the late summer release of the ARE 5.0 Guidelines and a new ARE 5.0 Handbook that will help you prepare for each division of ARE 5.0, as well as other helpful exam resources
  • Use our interactive Transition Calculator to figure out which testing strategy best fits your current situation


We’ll continue to administer ARE 4.0 until June 30, 2018. This 20-month period of dual delivery will enable you to finish the exam in a way that best suits your needs.

Still have questions? Visit to learn more about ARE 5.0.



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