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ARE 5.0 Exam Information

ARE 5.0 Exam Information—Brightwood Architecture Education

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Female sitting for the ARE exam in a computer labGetting Started with the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE)

The Architectural Registration Examination can be daunting. But it can become a little less daunting once you dive in and get that first test under your belt. We've assembled these tips to help you get started.


ARE 5.0 or 4.0? Which exam is right for you?ARE 4.0, 5.0, or Both?

As the November 1 launch date for the new Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) rapidly approaches, the decision to stay in the ARE 4.0 exam versus jumping into the new ARE 5.0 exam process also looms.


ARE 5.0 Credit Model

If you have already begun the ARE 4.0, or are planning to start your exams soon, review the NCARB ARE 5.0 Credit Model. If you take the recommended 4.0 exams first, you could transition to the 5.0 and finish in only five divisions!

Things to Consider Regarding the Launch of ARE 5.0

If you have already begun testing, there are several things to consider before you decide to continue with the ARE 4.0 or transition to the ARE 5.0. The first thing to consider is your rolling clock.